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Bob Schwartz, CRS, GRI 

Certified Residential Specialist



San Diego, California 92101

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(619) 229-0048

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Real Estate --- Ready To Show?


Your home may be the best decorated home in your state. Perhaps you’ve even been praised by famous magazines. It must be really nice when you have guests over or friends for dinner, however, this is not suitable when planning to show your house to potential buyers.

The real estate professional will tell you when he or she lists your home what you can do to help increase your chances of selling your home. One of the things you will need to do is constantly keep the house clean. First impressions are always essential at a showing. The other thing you should do is make your home as neutral as possible. This can easily be done with some simple solutions.

The first thing you should do is pack up all the family photographs. Many people get upset when this is suggested. However, the new buyer does not want to see your home. They want to see the house in which they may be living. There is a difference. It is hard for some people to look at a room and see their things when it already has personal items from someone else. By removing the personal items and making the home neutral, the buyer can see how the home will look with their decorating style.

Another thing to consider is to keep things simple. You may think that getting your home ready to sell means updating to the latest appliances and other features. This is not the case. The best thing you can do is clear out everything you do not need in each room. Put these things in storage. Get them out of the way so the only thing people see when they come is the house it's self. You may have the most beautiful 17th century dining room suit, complete with a hutch, side table, and buffet. This massive piece seats 12 when fully extended. Move it. You want people to notice the expanse of the dining room, not the table.

The best thing you can do when it comes to updating is a simple coat of paint. Painting all the walls a neutral color, like off white or beige, greatly enhances how clean the home is. The lighter, neutral colors can actually make a smaller home appear larger. It also will match what ever decor the buyer has. This will let them picture what their furniture will look like.

You will know when you have done a good job with these tips. The buyers will come in and stand in certain sections of the room. Then they will go to another part of the room and stand there a while. This is what someone does when they are determining which piece of furniture is going to go where. If you see someone wandering aimlessly, they can not see themselves in this home. Those that stand and ponder are actually picturing what it would be like to live there. It is best at that time to just let them dream for a minute.


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