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  • For Sale Don’ts

    Date: 2011.01.21 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    As I have been perusing the house market I’ve noticed some interesting things that sellers have posted in their pictures that in no way help in selling the house. Of course when I thought of doing this blog I couldn’t find some of the worse photos–like one of a man who has scrunched down and faced away from the camera so it looks like they are criminal-catching, house-selling multi-taskers. (I’m going to attempt to try something here and I’m crossing every digit in hopes that it will work.)

    1. Do not post pictures that show case exactly how much yard work the buyers will have to do each year—in addition to right after they move in so that their thousands-of-dollars-eat-bologna-sandwiches-so-that-they-can-one-day-afford-the-down-payment-spend-every-weekend-of-the-past-six-months-scouring-the-state-for-the-one-that-fits-the-most-of-their-criteria purchase looks nice.

      We'll throw in the leaves for free!

      We'll throw in the leaves for free!

    2. Don’t show case a house that you have listed as “move-in ready” with things that will need to be repaired, replaced or added. I’ve seen bathrooms without mirrors or flooring, rooms that have two or three different colors of paint (kinda like the person painting had multiple personality disorder and you weren’t sure which color/personality won), and some where no flooring was laid, but they did have fun watching paint make it’s way down the steps.

      These floors will look loads better once the blinds finally fall and make a ding or scratch them!

      These floors will look loads better once the blinds finally fall and make a ding or scratch them!

    3. Try not to exemplify the more creepy aspects of the home you are trying to sell. Really dark, damp-looking basements, bars or ply wood on the windows,  and weird stains on the floor are not exactly shouting “come and get it”  to potential buyers. My favorite creepy thing of all is the faces some houses have. Do you honestly want to see a fire coming out of the mouth of that??

    Do you honestly want to see a fire coming out of the mouth of that??

    Another little friendly tip from me to you: clean your bathroom!!! Nothing like seeing  how many times you’ve missed the toilet and have turned the grout around it from sheet white to eww-why-is-that-yellow to entice buyers! (Yay inserting pictures in the blog worked!! Except for the last one, it worked perfectly, too!)

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