While a seller doesn’t control the real estate market, his actions can significantly contribute to how long their home takes to sell and how much it is sold for.Not Cleaning & De-Cluttering: It may seem obvious, but real estate agents everywhere are nodding their heads in agreement as they read this. Inviting potential buyers in to see an unkempt home is like going on a job interview without freshening up after you cleaned your garage. How can the employer notice your fantastic talents and skills if they’re hidden underneath a sloppy exterior? How you show your home tells the buyer what type of care you, the seller, has put into the home?If you can’t take the time to wipe the grime off the refrigerator doors, tidy up the kids’ rooms, take out the messy diapers, put away the food, and take the dogs out of the house for a while, then you’ll likely find buyers will quickly move on to the next home on their list.Not Staging Your Home: Most sellers understand that cleaning and de-cluttering the home will add value far out of proportion to the cost. Not all sellers realize, though, that the bar has been raised far beyond this.
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