Another example of one of those properties that had been on the market with a different realtor with no success and then the owners decided to list with Ben Kelly, Coldwell Banker La Canada. Ben and I have worked with each other in the past and when he got this listing knew I'd be able to help steer the sellers towards having a more photo friendly & buyer ready property. Just a few changes here and there make a huge difference. These owners were forgetting one of their main assets to their property, the back yard! Remember these things when you are getting your house ready to sell:
- Curb appeal, landscaping & outdoor living are VERY important! Don't overlook these areas of your property.
- Artwork: Don't hang your artwork TOO HIGH! This is the funniest thing actually! Men seem to always hang artwork about 8 inches too high. I have no explanation for it but it just seems to be that way in every house I stage.
- Bedding: Always remember if your bedding is over 2 years old...it is time to get new fresh bedding & bath linens. It makes a difference!
- Family Photos: DO NOT take down all of your family photos. When I go into a house that the family photos have obviously been taken down, to me is signals that there was a divorce, etc. I think it is more important to only have a few key photos around so that a buyer can see that there is a loving happy family who has lived in the house!
This house is currently in ESCROW! After only 1 week! Way to go owners, Ben & me :)