Got Problems Areas in Your Mission Viejo Home for Sale?
Marketing your Mission Viejo home for sale is even more important during the fall, when buyers have more choices, the pace of the market is slower, and the holidays are right around the corner. At the risk of repeating the home sellers’ mantra for the gazillionth time, you market your Mission Viejo home for sale much differently that you live in your house. Once you have conquered the fundamentals of cleaning and decluttering, take a good hard look at any spot lights you may be unintentionally shining on various aspects of your house that might set off confusion, concern or distraction in the mind of your prospective buyers. When you’re marketing your Mission Viejo home for sale, you need to be hyper-aware of the message you’re sending about your house.
If you have an extra table or rolling cart or stacking set of drawers in your kitchen or bathroom, this is a signal that there’s not enough storage in the kitchen or bathroom for all the things an average person might need to store. If you really can’t find room for all of your kitchen and bathroom products, don’t advertise that to prospective buyers. Box up all the excess items that don’t fit in the natural space and remove the “add on” storage containers. It may not be ideal for how you live in your house, but it is vitally important to be intentional about the way you market your house for sale.
If you have furniture that blocks the features of your house, such a door or window, you are advertising that your house doesn’t easily accommodate furniture an average person would want to place in your house. Rearrange the furniture so that these features are no longer blocked, even if that means moving something into the garage or into storage. You’re setting a trap, so you have to have the right bait.
If you’ve re-purposed any room in your house, you must return it to its original function. If you’ve made the dining room your home office with a desk, filing cabinets, credenza, and printer stand, you need to turn it back into a dining room with a table and chairs. If you’ve made your kitchen nook into a lounge, by bringing in recliners and a flat screen TV, you’ll want to put those back in the family room or move them to the garage or storage. The more you can emphasize that your house works the way it was designed to work, the better trap you are setting.
And if you’ve turned any room in your house into a museum, displaying your impressive collection of porcelain figurines, autographed baseballs, model airplanes, thimbles, hand stitched quilts, state plates, or taxidermied animals, you should pack up your collection and return that space to its original purpose. Don’t give buyers any reason to be confused, concerned, or distracted when considering your Mission Viejo home for sale. Instead, show them something staged, shining, orderly and emotionally compelling.
I’m Leslie Eskildsen, Realtor.
Call me. Text me. 949-678-3373
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