When you invite people into your home, you want to put your best foot forward. It’s a time to show your home for the gem it is, not let the flaws in your home overshadow the good. Here are a list of 5 things to get out of the house before the open house, because they can ruin the sale.
- Roach Motels or Fly Strips
We all get bugs. It happens no matter how clean your house is, they find a way in. However, no prospective home buyer wants to think about that. Seeing dead bugs and the causes of said dead bugs are not appealing to buyers, get rid of them.
We know, you’re proud of the 12 point buck you shot, but they can really turn off buyers. If you have an animal lover, they aren’t going to be impressed. It’s easier to take your stuffed animals down and in storage during the sale than to push away prospective buyers.
- Odd Collectables
Do you collect old dolls, or action figures, or baseball cards, or Hello Kitty stuff. Or anything that you have a huge collection of? PUT IT AWAY. You don’t want to creep someone out with your collection, and that can color their impression of a home.
- Guns and Weapons
Your shotgun collection and hunting rifles don’t impress every buyer, and can make them wonder why you felt the need to own guns in the area or what is wrong with the house in the first place. Also, why you feel the need to keep guns out in the open instead of locked in a safe.
- Political Stuff
Nobody wants to know what political affiliation their seller has. Finding out can only hurt the prospects for a sale. No matter which way you lean, put it away when people look at your house.
If you are ready to buy or sell your home, call Rick and Tracy Ellis of Keller-Williams Realty today to get the best deal! We have 20 years of experience buying and selling homes in the St. Louis area, and nobody will get you a better deal on your home. Call us at (636) 299-3702, email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick at email@example.com or visit www.tracyellis.com to learn more. You can also listen to us every weekend on FM News Talk 97.1, Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.