10 Things That Make Your House Look Messier Than It Is

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    If you plan on selling your home, it’s very important that everything looks neat and clean for home showings. Today, I’ll go over 10 things that make your home look unwelcoming or messier than it really is to prospective buyers.

    1. Snow. If a buyer pulls up and sees your unshoveled sidewalk or driveway, they’ll think, “Do you even want to be showing the home?”

    2. Closed blinds, shades, and curtains. When a buyer walks in the house, it will seem like a cold, dark cave. They’re not going to look at the house because they will be too busy looking for the light switch.

    3. Open shelving in your kitchen or bathroom. If the shelves aren’t well organized, the entire room can look messy and cluttered.

    4. Tangled tech. Are the wires under the TV to your DVR all jumbled up or are they placed together nice and neatly?

    Make sure that all the beds are made and everything is off the countertops!

    5. Too many prints. If you have a lot of wallpaper and then framed prints on top of that, it can be too much for the buyer to take in.

    6. A sloppy entryway. Nothing ruins a beautiful foyer like a bunch of coats, shoes, and bags all over the place.

    7. Unmade beds. If the buyer goes into the master suite to take a look and sees your unmade bed, it won’t endear them to the space at all.

    8. Littered floors. Whether it’s shoes, socks, papers, or stacks of books on the floor, you need to put everything away before showings.

    9. Leftover laundry. Don’t just stack laundry on a chair. Put it in your dresser if it’s clean and drop it in the washer if it’s not.

    10. Crowded countertops. The less clutter you have on your countertops, the better.

    These are just a few things to consider when your home is on the market. You may not notice these details because you live in the home every single day, but buyers certainly will.

    If you have any other questions about selling your home, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

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