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Doing What Comes Unnaturally

October 30, 2008

Many sellers find that one of the less fun parts of having a house on the market is the constant housekeeping required.  This can prove difficult, especially, for sellers that work full time and may not have the time to keep their house "hotel-like" clean all of the time.  Even if you are naturally neat, it requires a lot of hard work to constantly keep your home in top "showing" condition.

With this said, do whatever it takes to make your home shine and to keep it looking beautiful!  This may mean getting extra help from your family members or possibly hiring short-term professional help.  For example, if you are just dreading the initial cleaning of your house, scrubbing down the tubes, toilets, floors, etc. then hiring a house cleaner for the job may be totally worth it.  Then, this would allow you to keep up with the weekly chores in a more manageable way. 

The importance of making a good impression on real estate agents and buyers who come through your home cannot be overstated. Many interested buyers may call for last-minute appointments to see your home. Buyers often associate a messy home with poor maintenance of the structure, systems and appliances, which can discourage offers or result in a lower offer than the house might otherwise bring.

Just remember; think neat, think clean, think hotel-like for the interior and exterior of your home when you are showing it!

Take a look at my latest market report
http://www.ryanvaught.com/?cf=mls/report1

Currently Ryan has about 40+ listings in inventory, and will have sold over 23 homes so far in 2008. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Chico area real estate.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsRyan Vaught • October 30 2008 01:39PM

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Ryan,  neat, and clean is good. It is a chore for homeowners to keep their homes show-ready, So these are great suggestions

I really like your market report, too.

All the best

Posted by John March, "Engage, connect, prosper" (Matt 6:33) (Charisma Media Group, LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Ryan ... Following my last closing, my client celebrated not having to clean the house anymore!  It is difficult but because she kept up with it, her home sold quickly.

Posted by Marie Meyer, Orange County New York Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

A clean well appointed house makes a big difference.  Many listing agents need to do a better job in explaining this to their clients.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTORĀ®, Broker over 8 years ago

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