Have you ever looked at your house from a child's view? I have a two year old, and we play on the floor a lot. Much of the time, I get to walk around on my knees as we play. We also play in the bath tub, and you can't forget about the potty training...
What does this have to do with real estate? Simple, get down to the level of a toddler before you put your house on the market.
Every night I give my daughter a bath, I see that the painters forgot to paint under all three of the window sills. Do most people see this? No, probably not, but this should still be painted as it helps seal the wood.
The multiple times a day we run to the bathroom to sit on the "Good Girl Potty", I've had the opportunity to see that our pedestal sink in the half bath is missing some caulk where the sink and the pedestal meet as well as where the plumbing meets the wall.
In the kitchen, where two sets of cabinets meet together at a corner, the wall is not painted because you're not supposed to look under the cabinets, but when your daughter likes to sit on the counters while you cook...
We also noticed chips at the bottom of the fireplace in which they've already come and given us a brand new fireplace and did a faux paint.
Basically, don't just look at the surface when cleaning your house and getting it ready for the market. Get down on the ground, and look at things from all different angles. You'll see things from a completely different perspective.
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