5 Items to Tuck Away During a Home Showing

Are you planning to sell your home near Eldon, MO soon? Whether it's your first time selling a home or you haven't sold a home in a few years, it's time to brush up on your home selling techniques. A little effort getting your home ready to sell can go a long way. As your experienced real estate agents in Eldon, MO, we know you want to create a space in which potential buyers feel comfortable and stashing away a few items can do just that! Take a look below for some quick tips on how to prepare your home and what NOT to leave out during your next showing!

1) Family Photos

Before you sell your home, it's best to take your family photos off the walls and shelves. It may be hard for your potential buyers to imagine their family in your home with your kids staring at them on the walls. This is a great opportunity to get a head start of packing when you take your family photos down and box them up!

2) Pets

Your pets may not be very happy if a stranger comes into your home to look around. They don't know what it means that your home is for sale and it's actually ok for random people to be around. Your animals may become protective if someone enters your space without you being around. Another item to tuck away is your pet food and toys. You love your pets, but it may be off-putting to a potential buyer.

3) Controversial Memorbelia

Try to avoid leaving up any items that may be controversial. If you have deer heads mounted in the man cave, it may give potential buyers a bad taste. Political memorabilia should also be tucked away to help avoid offending a potential buyer. Even if they wouldn't have the home decorated in that manner, it may lead a buyer to feel uneasy about the space in general.

4) Personal Information

Many people set bills on the counter or desk until they are paid. Consider stashing these items away in a safe place or filing cabinet when selling. Your personal information may be readily available on these types of documents. For the most part, a person is looking at your home but you never know who may be laying eyes on extra information while there are there.

5) Signs of an Inefficient HVAC System

A portable fan in every room may lead a potential buyer to believe the home is not energy effecient. The same goes for a space heater in the winter months. Try to avoid leave these kind of items laying around during a showing.

What are you waiting for? The first step to selling your home is getting your space ready for eager buyers. Look around your space and take mental notes of the items that should be tucked away before you list your home for sale. If you're ready to get your home on the market, contact Devine & Associates today! We can help advise you as you make changes to your space before you sell AND walk you through the entire process to list your home for sale in Eldon, MO.


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