You're selling your home, but are you in Selling Mode?

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Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

 

As we live in our homes we adjust it to fit the rhythm of our lives.

This is  called Living Mode.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming that the perspective buyers will be able to see past your lifestyle and imagine themselves in your home. It is time to make changes so that the buyers can see your home's features.

This is called Selling Mode.

There are different guidelines for Selling Mode. The focus of your home has to change from you to the buyer's perspective as they walk through. After all, their perspective is their reality.

 

Your Burlington home has become a product and you need to highlight it's features for the buyer. Buyers are looking for space, natural light and storage.

Buyers need to see how big the bathrooms are not that your child is being potty trained.

Buyers want to see the condition of surfaces like counters, floors and tile. They don't need to see how old your tooth brush is or if you are running low on shampoo in the bath tub.

Buyers want to see if their furniture will fit in your rooms. To do this they will compare with your furniture. Set up conversational groupings and don't focus on the TV.

Buyers should remember the features of your home, not your collection.

Buyers want to see the storage space your home offers. Show them that the closets hold shoes, coats etc. Get rid of those shoe racks and trays by the front door.

Buyers will look inside your cupboards and appliances. You can no longer put off that cleaning.

Buyers want to see that you maintain your home. It's time to do all those repairs, small and large, that you have been putting off until later. Later it NOW.

It's time to shift gears into Selling Mode.

 

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Rainmaker
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Karen, so true. That's why sellers should do anything they can to shorten their time on the market.

July 19, 2012 04:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Yes they are Ken. Thanks!

July 19, 2012 04:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Gary, it always amazes me that men will spiff up a car to sell it but resist doing the same to a house.

July 19, 2012 04:58 PM
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Thanks Malcolm! Yes, sometimes it helps if they have been out looking themselves. I ask them what they noticed while looking etc.

July 19, 2012 05:00 PM
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Thanks Steph!

July 19, 2012 05:01 PM
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Home Staging tips and advice offered to help sellers. Working in Burlington Ont. and surrounding areas Janice Ankrett ASP helps sellers prepare their homes for sale. Janice works with real estate agents and owners to help the home sell as quickly as possible for the best possible price.