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2) Cruddy Curb Appeal - We all know that updated kitchens and bathrooms will do a lot to help sell a house but if front of the house is a mess, odds are potential buyers won't even take the time to cross the front door. So, if the paints chipping off the front door , you can easily see the foundation and the '69 GTO still on cinder blocks in the drive way you may want to reconsider putting your house on the market.
3) Buckets of Clutter - I know you know this and your listing broker probably does too. So, why not listen to them and get rid of all the extra furniture, nick knacks and the piles of pictures. If you're having a hard time separating yourself from some of your beloved possessions try renting a storage space or one of those "PODS," and have it take away.
|I don't do previews and I'll get to you when I do!!!|
5) Pathetic Pricing - time but they're not Don't make it about you... when you're pricing your home it's about the facts and the stats!!! How much will a qualified buyer be willing to pay for your house. Buyers don't care about home much you paid for it or how much money you'll need to pocket at the end of transaction. They also don't care about the custom gilded tub or the fung shui designed rose garden odds are those improvements were done for you and mean little to the potential buyers. I admit it's not a science and brokers don't ever really know at what price a home will sell. But they should have a good idea based on recent comparable sales and what's currently on the market. Remember, sellers typically get the best prices for their property early in the game. So, price it right from the start and avoid aggravation and frustration. As I've said before, If you're friend thinks it's such a steal at that price, why don't they buy it??!
Finally, the folks over at Designing the Hamptons have identified the location of this years designer showcase house!! So, where is it... you have to click on their link to find out. It's their scoop and more importantly, I'm so over this designer show houses. You know it's been done to death when they start doing these in Hackensack N.J. and they HAVE!! I'd rather see someone build and decorate a house with stuff on a budget... say ... from Sears...or Home Goods now that I'd pay to see.... MOVE THAT BUS!!!