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What are SMART sellers doing on a Sunday?

This is really a simple question to answer.


There are  2 types of sellers.

Those who have already listed their home for sale and those that are going to list.


The sellers on the market already are getting ready for the showings that will happen this week.   (some will happen today)

These sellers are picking up and straightening out the home.  Washing windows and mirrors. Vacuuming  and washing floors. They will clean the refrigerator (Yes buyers will look in there).  A bad odor will turn a buyer off to a  home

These sellers will also be fixing any minor issue they see so they will be ready for a buyers inspection when they get an offer.


Now the sellers to be...They  will be getting rid of stuff they don't need.  De-clutter is the name of the game.

Making sure that the home is inviting.  They will be addressing the issues that need to be fixed and maybe painted. Heavy duty cleaning needs to be  done.  Buyers look everywhere.  These sellers need to be getting into the habit of making sure not one thing is out of place when they walk out the door.

There is also the outside curb appeal.  Grass cut and trimmed.   Shrubs trimmed and some flowers in front even if in pots.


As agents know, buyers can and are a finicky bunch.  Not sure what else to do?  Go for a drive around the block and look at your home as if you  were buying.  Walk into your home like it is the first time and think what you would have done if you were to buy it.


Selling a home is a lot more than just putting up a sign.  It is a lot of work also!



Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • July 09 2017 02:27PM


I love the last line...so many folks think this job is easy, NOT!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 3 years ago

Good morning William. You are right, selling is a lot of work and it will be forever.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Great post. Yes, a seller is preparing at all times as is a successful realtor. 

Posted by Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty (Antonelli Realty) over 3 years ago

Great words of wisdom, William Feela .  If your sellers follow your advice, their homes will show very well.

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 3 years ago

To many sellers think their home is perfect and don't need any attention to sell.   They are so wrong.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago


The sellers are putting their time to good uses in getting  their home sold.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Getting rid of the surplus stuff is a real challenge for many home sellers.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Hi William- you are so right. Selling your house takes some work, but if you put the work in, you will be rewarded. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Strong advice Bill, the smart sellers know that getting top dollar for their home takes a little preparation and cleaning.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

It's definitely hard for some sellers to take an objective look at their home. If they can't do so, they should have some friends come over and give their honest opinion.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 3 years ago