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Home Purchase BasicsThere’s more to a real estate’s agent profile than just touring houses and assisting homebuyers with the small details associated with buying or selling a home. Good real estate agents also have a wealth of experience therefore tour several homes, which makes them experts in their field, and gives them an edge over their competition.

This results in great value for both buyers and sellers because they get premium advice. After touring several homes during their career, these real estate agents have experienced certain unappealing sights, which made them wonder if the seller was even aware that there was a showing scheduled for that time. So here are a few of those unappealing sights and how to avoid them.

Toys And Baby Supplies

Selling your home when you have kids can be challenging especially when they’re a newborn. Buyers for the most part can understand that keeping the house tidy under these circumstances can be trying and stressful, and although they overlook this for the most part, it is important to at least make an effort to tidy up during a showing of the home.

It is best to store kids stuff such as toys and baby supplies in dedicated storage containers, and note that buyers have a hard time with sanitary and personal items. So leaving items such as dirty baby bottles, breast milk or breast pumps on the kitchen counter is definitely not advisable.

Pets And Their Supplies

Pets have the potential to enhance the overall appeal of a home, but they could also have adverse effects when it comes to selling the home especially when dirty cat litter boxes and dog bones are lying all over the place. Just like having a dedicated section for kid’s supplies, it is highly recommended that you have one designated for pet supplies as well.

Dirty Dishes And Clutter

Bathrooms and kitchens are the key selling points of a home owing to the fact that these are the most visited areas of a home. So it is important to keep things organized by putting appliances such as blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers away rather than leaving them on the kitchen counter, which will also free up some valuable space.

Toiletries And Personal Items

Keeping things organized should not be limited to the kitchen, but should be done in the bathroom countertops as well. Put away your prescriptions, body lotion containers and dirty towels, because the last thing you want to display is the feeling of a used bathroom.

Toilet And Toilet Seat

After a buyer has toured your home and they love what they’ve seen so far, the last thing they want to see is a dirty toilet or even your toilet seat down. This is not a common mistake most home sellers make, but is definitely worth mentioning because it has been overlooked by some as well.

These are some of the common mistakes most homesellers make when showing their home so it is best to avoid them in order to sell your home fast and for the right price.

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Trace Richardson has written 638 articles on BankChirp.com

I'm Trace Richardson and am the founder of LeadPress. I’m a licensed California Real Estate broker and a former equities trader previously holding the Series 7, 63, 55 and 24 securities licenses.

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