Clean out the Excess Clutter

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. BK629999

Clean out the Excess Clutter by Sandy Shores Broker AssociateI remember reading an article a while back from The National Association of Realtors.  They conducted a study to find out why houses don't sell. Well, not surprisingly, price topped the list. An overpriced listing will sit on the market for months, and sometimes even years, without selling, and often without ever receiving an offer.

The study went on to indicate the second reason a house doesn't sell is because it's not ready to be put on the market. The attention to the small details has been overlooked. The house hasn't been cleaned and cleared of clutter.

So, before the for sale sign goes up a good cleaning from top to bottom is ideal. Neutral paint and wall coverings appeal to a wider variety of buyers. And, clearing out the excess clutter, knick knacks and furniture help to show off the beautiful features of the property. If a buyer can't see past the furnishings and the mess, the buyer will either make a low ball offer, or the buyer will turn away and never take a second look at this property.

FOOTNOTE: This is an extreme example of clutter. This was a house I showed to a buyer that was filled will garbage. At one time it had been a gorgeous house. It was situated in a well appointed neighborhood. It was a real shame to see it in this condition.

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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
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Sandy - What a great reminder to clean, clean, and clean some more!  Clean and get rid of the cluttered mess are words sellers need to live by if they want to sell their property!

Apr 18, 2012 01:28 PM #1
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Sandy

A homes has to prepared to be sold and the clutter has to go if the owner wants it sold.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

Apr 18, 2012 03:28 PM #2
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This picture reminds me of a listing presentation I went to one Tuesday. The owner told me that she was not going to clean up. The house showed no sign of pride in ownership... 

Apr 18, 2012 04:53 PM #3
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Looks like one I showed previously...a real disaster! You are right...do it before the sign goes up!

Apr 19, 2012 06:19 AM #4
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Looks like the before picture on a foreclosure property. Before the trash out is done.  I guess people have no shame and don't care that others look at their mess.

Apr 19, 2012 08:16 AM #5
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Cleaning, de-cluttering is essential I agree Sandy for a home to be right for sale. If your picture was the inside of any house for sale, people would run away.

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