Selling your Home - What do Your Walls Say About You?
Yesterday I enjoyed another weekly home tour with available listings for sale in Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ. We saw homes priced from $300,000 up to 1.4 million.
One of the things that enters my mind when looking for a new home with a buyer is...what mind set is the seller in? Are they motivated to sell, or are they just listing to "see what happens"?
One of the advantages of a home tour is, we can ask a question like, "Why is the seller moving". When I ask that question on behalf of a buyer it's not because I'm being nosey about someone's life -- but because I want to know if they are serious about selling. Other times, we're helping our fellow agents convince a seller that it's time to pack away the fine china and crystal -- it's not going to help you sell your home.
So..what do your walls and decor say about you?
If I see a home filled to the gills with collections - be it teapots, teddy bears or world tour items...is the seller really ready to move? Do they have the home priced within the market value range? If it's high - will they be willing to negotiate?
If I see a home with no packing begun -- I'm wondering -- do they have the world's best movers, or are they really fast at relocation - how LONG until they'd be willing to vacate the home? Some times my buyers are cash, or just in a hurry because their own home is in a contract, and they want to close in 30 days. Can the sellers make it happen?
When I'm helping my sellers plan for a move/listing their home, I'm in the same mindset. I'm not asking personal questions for my own curiosity - I'm trying to help you maximize your home's potential in the eyes of a prospective buyer.
Too much stuff -- they can't see themselves living there -- PERIOD. Closets filled to the rafters? Maybe, the buyer thinks there isn't enough storage room.
Whether you're buying or selling, call me to help you cut through the clutter. I'm here for you.
If I can assist you in your home buying or selling in Marana, Tucson, Oro Valley, or Vail, please don't hesitate to call me! Email at email@example.com
Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Long Realty,
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