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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Selling Your Home: Depersonalize or Sanitize?

When one is getting ready to place their house or condo on the market they will undoubtedly get many of the same recommendations regardless of which real estate agent they speak with about listing their home.

The laundry list will include things like cleanliness, curb appeal, repairs, cleanliness, neutral colors,etc.

One area that seems to get attention is how many pictures should a seller leave on the walls and other things of a personal nature.

Should a seller completely depersonalize their home before prospective buyers walk through the front door?

I think it all comes down to an issue of moderation.  Too much of anything can be a distraction. Well, maybe too much money may not be a detractor!

Buyers understand when people are living in a home.  They expect clean, neat and the ability to see the property’s physical characteristics.  This may be the time to consider a garage sale or donations to a local charity.

I will leave it up to the seller to decide for themselves although a clean, neutral color paint with mostly empty walls can make a room look larger.

Here are a few other suggestions for preparing your home for the market.

The above list is just a starting point for preparing your home for the market.

When you are ready to sell your home the starting point for the process is a good real estate agent.

In Brevard County  Florida, I would welcome a chance to be your agent.  Give me a call at 321-693-3850 if I can help in any way!

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