TWO REAL ESTATE TERMS TO LIVE BY WHEN SELLING A HOME

You will find that most advice about preparing your Worcester County house for

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sale features a duo of essential terms: de-clutter, clean, and de-clutter. That’s not a typo: you can’t say ‘de-clutter’ often enough. It has to be emphasized that “clutter” doesn’t necessarily refer to tattered or worn-out items, it means literally everything that doesn’t develop the look and feel of a spacious, ready-to-move-into home.

That’s why this particular definition of “clutter” might include a good-looking leather seat that perfectly matches its recliner, but leaves too little space for walking from the den into the kitchen. How about the large living room tapestry that doesn’t match anything else in the house, or the armoire in the hall that holds all the winter stuff. That armoire and/or the winter gear ought to find a temporary home in a less prominent place.

In other words, when you have a house for sale in Central MA, clearing away non-essentials to emphasize spaciousness is a high priority even if it might mean sacrificing some degree of livability. Yes, you DO have to continue to live in your house, so the de-cluttering has to be within reason. Likewise, the cleaning.

Now; about the cleaning.

There is cleaning, the kind we do all the time but then there is also “deep cleaning.” Like “de-cluttering,” “deep cleaning” is a real estate watchword invoked by everyone writing about preparing a house for sale. The phrase would seem to be clear, but it needs to be pointed out that professionals usually do a better job of it than we civilians can. They simply see dirt that normal householders don’t; and also somehow manage to get rid of it a lot quicker than we can.

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The finer points of deep cleaning include being in possession of an assortment cleaning tools and substances that aren’t found in every closet. But in addition to those, it takes a dirt cop’s eye to recognize the many areas that are easily overlooked:

Light bulbs. Trash cans. Drawer organizers. Bed skirts. Dishwasher and washing machine seals. Undersides of cushions. Ceiling fan blades. Beneath the range, beneath the refrigerator, behind the toilet…etc.

You get the best results when your south central house for sale is presented in a way that invites prospective buyers to easily envision living there. Open spaces that are in order and clean invite them to do just that. I’m here, too, to help with ideas and suggestions that will prove to make the entire process as easy as possible. Why not give me a call?…..Realty Ace, LLC

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