Garbage has no place in a home that’s on the market. If this couch was too bad to keep it had no business being in the house while it was on the market!
Don’t let your clients tell you they’re keeping stuff for a “garage sale” unless they have lots of time before the house hits the market. Too often the “garage sale items” don’t get sold and stay in the house while it’s on the market.
Ugly, worn out and dated items just lower the perceived value of the home. Clutter makes rooms look crowded. Overstuffed basements, garages and attics tell perspective buyers that there isn’t enough storage space in the house. Consider how many of us move because we think we need more space. So, if the house for sale doesn’t look like it has enough space either, it’s not going to sell as fast, or for as much as it could!
The home with this garbage piled outside took about a month to sell and was at least $50,000 below where it should have been, if it had been staged.
This was especially annoying to me, not because I didn’t get a staging project, but because it’s across the street and their selling price affects the market value of my home!
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