Quick Clutter Fixes For Unexpected Showings

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When you have to continue living in a home at the same time you are trying to sell it, keeping it ready for a showing at any time can be a challenge. This challenge is doubled when you have children in your home. You want to be able to accommodate a showing whenever possible in order to get your home sold quickly, but when asked to let people in unexpectedly, getting things in order fast can be a challenge. Here are a few simple tips to get ready for a showing in a hurry!

Keep Some Drawer Space Free

Keep a drawer in your kitchen as empty as possible so that it can be a catch- all for the clutter that is hanging around, including unopened mail, pens and pencils, and other general kitchen clutter. When you need to pick up in a hurry, simply open the drawer and toss in whatever will fit. This can clear off your countertops in a hurry and make your kitchen ready for showing.

A Few Smart Hiding Places

Pick up a few storage ottomans and place them strategically around the house—in the entry, at the end of the hall, in the living or family room. When you need to clean up quickly, simply lift the lid and hide your clutter inside. People coming to see the house aren’t going to open them, so you don’t have to worry about filling them with all of the random clutter that can accumulate during the day. You can simply fit them into your home décor and they won’t be noticed at all.

Under bed storage bins are another quick and easy place to hide clutter fast. Slide them out and fill them with anything from that load of laundry you haven’t had time to put away to the kids’ toys in their bedrooms. Then slip them under the bed and no one will be the wiser.

Clutter has a way of building up in any home, but when you are trying to sell and need to clean it up fast, it’s a little more than a nuisance. Be prepared ahead of time by keeping your clutter hiding places ready to go, and you won’t ever have to stress about an unexpected showing again. 

Joe Schutt

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Five Things You Should Put In Storage While Selling Your Home

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When your home is on the market but you are still living there, you can’t very well make it a model show home. Still, there are a few things you should think about putting in storage while your home is for sale in order to make it as appealing as possible to buyers. Here are the top five things you should consider putting out of sight.

Excess Family Photos

Buyers want to picture themselves in the house, and a slew of family photos hung all over the place can make that difficult. If all they can see is you and your family, they won’t be able to easily envision their own family there.

Your Liquor Cabinet

A nice wine rack or a few bottles displayed near the wet bar are fine, but if you keep a lot of liquor in the house put it somewhere out of sight. While it may seem illogical, buyers who share different lifestyle views might be put off by it.

Your Pet’s Toys

Chewed up tennis balls, smelly stuffed animals, and half-digested bones are part of life with a dog, but people coming to see your house will find it unattractive. It will also tell them your pet has the run of the house, and they will wonder what damage might have been done.

Signs Of Repairs

Put away the plunger and similar items when you are selling. It will prevent buyers from wondering if something is wrong with the plumbing, even if you only keep it around as a precaution.

Anything That Clutters A Room

So the extra bedroom is used as an office/exercise room/guest bedroom? Versatility is great, but all that stuff in there will just look like there isn’t enough space in the house for everything you—or a buyer—needs. Get rid of the exercise equipment and the desk, and leave the guest bed. Extra bedrooms are more of a selling point than an office or exercise room.

It might be annoying to have to put some of your personal items away while you sell your home, but it can mean a faster sale and a larger profit. Buyers need to see a home as a place where they can live, not the place where you live. 

Joe Schutt

Committed to representing your interests with the highest level of integrity, I am dedicated to service excellence focused on personal attention and building a solid trust relationship. I listen carefully and make my clients feel comfortable in exploring their full range of real estate options and then encourage them to relax and rely on my expertise to insure that the details run smoothly and efficiently. Google+

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Tips For Home Sellers: 7 Insider Secrets On Showcasing Your Home For A Successful Sale

Insider Tips For Home Sellers: 7 Insider Secrets On Showcasing Your Home For A Successful Sale

 

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Joe Schutt

Committed to representing your interests with the highest level of integrity, I am dedicated to service excellence focused on personal attention and building a solid trust relationship. I listen carefully and make my clients feel comfortable in exploring their full range of real estate options and then encourage them to relax and rely on my expertise to insure that the details run smoothly and efficiently. Google+

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