Thursday, July 19, 2018
How much house cleaning can one person do?
With the house up for sale it seems to be an endless chore making sure the house is spic and span just in case someone wants to see it. I have sold numerous houses over the years so know what matters and what doesn't but I feel everyone has their own way of doing things. I found that dealing with this agent has been totally different from dealing with our last agent. Our current agent is more relaxed and we have a few more things on display that I thought would be acceptable.
I know that having a clean house makes it an easier sell than having one that is cluttered and dirty. I personally can see through clutter and dirt; hence we bought the farmhouse. Some people though can't see through things like that. Mind you I have walked through houses for sale and they were so badly cluttered that even I struggled.
Before we looked at the farmhouse we looked at a converted school house. There were presents laying around everywhere, plus boxes of thing, and hanging up was a rented tuxedo in a bag and underneath it a fancy dress in a bag. Every where you turned there was "stuff" Turns out the couple had just got married and left all their presents laying around. It turns out the couple had just got married and went off on their honeymoon without tidying anything up. We didn't buy that house........not because of that but other issues with it, but the mess didn't help.
I also know that the house photos people see online make a difference. However what you see in the photos and what you see in real life can be a totally different thing. We had an agents open house yesterday and the feed back was good I am pleased to say. Enough that what you see in the photos is as good as what you see in real life. I am "house proud," so I was super happy with their remarks.
When looking at homes can you see their potential through dirt and clutter or does it have to be super clean and staged?
Tomorrow I am going to talk about Real Estate Agents.