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Listing Your Home and Surviving the Showings!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   /   by Kylene Emery

Listing Your Home and Surviving the Showings!

You're about to put your house on the market! Congrats!!


When that for-sale sign goes on the front lawn, real estate agents and many potential buyers will be coming through your front door and walking through every room of your house. You'll have strangers combing through every nook and cranny of your house! 

How day you present your home in it's best possible light, and still continue to live in it???


Start Packing Now


As of this moment, you may only have 90 to 120 days until sale day and that moving truck arrives—or less! So keep in mind that you’re not going to need many of the extra space-gobbling items that are currently filling your rooms and closets over the next few months. So, if it’s May and you live in Pennsylvania, you won't need those winter clothes. Pack them up! The secret to getting a house clutter-free is to remove the things you can live without while your home is on the market. That’s the mindset you’ll have to have as you go through each room and closet. With that it mind…


Save it, Store it, Sell it, Chuck it or Donate it!


Clutter eats equity and kills deals. The concept of less is more—clutter removal and the creation of space—is at the heart of preparing to sell a home, because space is an extremely precious commodity. Having a little extra breathing room and a sense of expansiveness in your home feels luxurious, rich, calming and uplifting. And, as obvious as this seems, a buyer will naturally be drawn to and pay more for a home that feels like it has extra space than one chock full to the ceiling with stuff. And more importantly, it’s an essential step in preparing your home for an upcoming move.


Get Squeaky Clean

Of course your house not only has to look good and be clutter-free, but it needs to be spotless. Kiss cobwebs, dust, grime, rust, mildew, and stains goodbye! I know, no one likes to get on their hands and knees and scrub. You’ll say, “I have never cleaned the house so thoroughly before!” Well, if you can make $5,000 to $10,000 more at sale time, I’d say it’s worth it! You should be able to eat off the floors. The windows, glass and mirrors must sparkle. The sinks and toilets should look ‘five-star hotel perfect’!

Haven Real Estate Group
Cambria Henry
304 W Pacific Ave; Suite 360
Spokane, WA 99201
509-590-4701

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