Have you thought about moving before you move?
Look around the rooms of your house and observe all of the personal things that draw your eye because they are significant to you but may detract from a more generic look that buyers are looking for. This could include such things as little notes on mirrors, pictures or memos on the doors to your childrens room, refrigerator doors are a catch-all for many things that tend to stick around for years. An excessive number of pictures, artificial plants, candle sticks, awards, trophies, and other knick-knacks that are your treasures dont enhance the space from someone elses eyes who are looking to create space for their own meaningful things.As you look around your current home, imagine using the space you have in an entirely different way. A porch might be turned into an office. Perhaps a basement or attic could be turned into an office, a play room, or a media room. Todays buyers are looking for office/den space where they can work from home as well as different rooms in which to entertain (or to have children escape to during adult entertaining). Discuss these possibilities with your Broker so the information can be shared with all prospects. If you are upgrading or downsizing, this principal might help you imagine the possibilities of different spaces used in wonderful, new ways in your own new home!Sue Rychel, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Sitzmark Office, 183-5 Gore Creek Dr., Vail, CO 81657, 970.477.5730, toll-free 888.412.6620 x 5730.
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