When you’re selling your home in Lake City or a nearby community, your real estate agent will tell you how important it is to stage it properly.
But there are a few things you need to know, outside the realm of traditional staging, that could help you with a sale. (Or scare away potential buyers.)
Want to Scare Away Buyers? Leave These Things Visible in Your Home
- Dead bugs in the windowsills
- Personal collections
- Pet evidence
Dead Bugs in the Windowsills
When you leave dead bugs in your windowsills, it’s a silent signal to buyers that you just don’t care that much. Sure, flies get in – but it’s your job to check that their little carcasses are gone before prospective buyers show up. Nobody wants to see them!
You may have the best collection of tchotchkes, clowns, ceramic figurines or bottle caps – but that doesn’t mean buyers want to see it all in your home. Even if they do, it’s going to distract them from what’s most important: Your home’s best features. Do yourself (and your buyers) a favor by removing your personal collections – even if they’re really, really cool. Bonus: You’ll be able to protect your memorabilia from curious kids or clumsy grown-ups.
Even if the people who come to see your home are animal lovers, they don’t want to see evidence of your non-human family members. Whisk away pet hair, toys, food bowls and beds before you leave the house for a showing. Your home should look like there aren’t any pets living there at all.
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