When selling a house, besides price, I would say the presentation is the most important thing, wouldn't you? When you're selling your house, don't you want to give the impression that you would entertain a quick closing if presented with an offer today, to close in less than 30 days?
I understand we're approaching the Holiday Season, however, the below house has had Holiday lights and decorations up on his house for over three weeks already. Yes, right after Halloween. I drive by this house everyday, and just shake my head.
When I have a buyer who is looking at houses towards the end of the year, one of the things that they always ask is, "Do you think the sellers would move before the holidays?" They have their house for sale; they're supposed to want to move as soon as possible, but seeing all these elaborate decorations can turn a buyer off.
I'm not saying a home owner can't decorate for the Holiday Season, but isn't there a conversation home owners should be having with their listing agent about how to keep things to a minimum to show the buyers they're not having to stay put for a couple of more months?
Plus, if you're wanting to move, why unpack boxes that have been packed for a year already when you should be busy packing more boxes to declutter your house for staging??
Presentation is important, and your presentation should always say that you're ready to close and move tomorrow!
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