Not All Bunnies Are Cute!
Now I hope this handsome fellow to the right does not take offense, but not all bunnies are cute. Most bunnies of the four legged type are quite adorable, while a few are on the scary side, but the bunnies that I want to discuss are of the dusty variety--dust bunnies.
One would think that it is common sense to "put your best foot forward" when you are trying to sell your house, and I am very understanding of the busy lifestyles that we all lead which don't necessarily allow for daily scrub-downs of our homes. However, this past weekend I showed 12 homes to two different clients, and most stood out as having "pride of ownership." I set up the appointments two and three days in advance, so everyone knew we were coming.
Two or three of these homes were not looking their best. Dust bunnies running about were really the least of their worries. My buyers--whom I have trained to look past the family photos, accept that the furniture doesn't stay (it will be your furniture occupying the rooms), and understand that not everyone uses a dining room for eating--could not look past the dirt and grime. Those houses were completely ruled out in minutes.
So I implore you, if you want to sell your house in this market, please try to help it put its best foot forward and look its best by getting out the vacuum and tidying up the bathrooms and kitchens. Buyers know that they are not buying your mess, but they don't really want to see it either.