Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Real Estate - Home Selling Articles and Advice

Here is a great site that has links to lots of information and articles to do with home selling. This page is a good start to see an overview of the home selling process.

Real Estate - Home Selling Articles and Advice

Here is a good bit of information on makeing your house "anontmous. As a Realtor I saw far to many houses with a lot of emotional, familt momentos that could harm a person seeing the house as their own:

Make Your Home "Anonymous"

If there is a new home sales tract near your home, go visit. It doesn't matter what size the homes are. What you will find are some wonderfully (but sparsely) furnished homes that anyone could live in -- with the emphasis on "anyone." They are anonymous. There may be a baseball glove in the boy's room, but no family photos on the walls.

There may be "personality" - but no person.

The reason you want to make your home "anonymous" is because you want buyers to view it as their potential home. When a potential homebuyer sees your family photos hanging on the wall, it puts your own brand on the home and momentarily shatters their illusions about living in the house themselves.

Put away family photos, sports trophies, collectible items, knick-knacks, and souvenirs. Put them in a box. Rent a storage area for a few months and put the box in the storage unit.

Do not just put the box in the attic, basement, garage or a closet. Part of preparing a house for sale is to remove "clutter," and that is the next step in preparing your house for sale.

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