One’s home should be their pride and joy, just like a new born baby. You must treat it with tender loving care. Homeowners seek that special house just for them, whether it’s an old traditional style, modern, upscale or just the little house with the white picket fence. Once a upon a time, homeowners would keep their properties up by keeping the grass freshly cut each week, painting the wood back to its natural color after a hard and cold winter season, and made sure all repairs in the home were kept up.
What happened to the value of a home over the years? Why don’t homeowners take back pride in their investments. Therefore, I have created the feelings of a home and decided to write this blog just for you. Let’s hear from “Cries From A House”.
Homeowner, you once fell in love with me at first sight. I was such a beauty from the outside as my green hair was always cut short each week, you enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, and made sure I was kept clean. My glass windows where my eyes looking out use to be cleaned weekly, now I can’t see out anymore to the beautiful sunshine, nor can buyers see from the outside. I used to hold my own water during the raining seasons, but now my roof is leaking, and its running in on the inside of me. My entrance steps are now cracked and broken in some areas, and I’m afraid when buyers come to see me that I don’t look good, and they just walk away from me.
You used to repair my broken spaces on the inside. I had such great features when you first saw me. You loved the kitchen cabinetry, flooring, and the appliances were new. Oh, how I loved when you cooked in the kitchen and others would gather eat and have good conversations. I’m old now and falling apart. The appliances are old, dirty, and the flooring does not look new anymore.
You painted me with such dark colors in the rooms and I feel so sad and gloomy. After years of accumulating items, there’s no more room inside my belly to hold the excess weight of belongings. When buyers come in, they stop at the front door and don’t really want to look any further, because they can’t envision themselves living here. The constant odor is no longer appealing as it stays for days, and no cleaning solution seems to help. Buyers again, come in and some have allergic reactions and must immediately walk out. So, homeowner hear my cries as to what is wrong and fix me back up again so I can breathe in the fresh air, I can see out into the world, and foremost I want to be loved again by you before we depart ways so that the new homeowner will take back pride and see my best features.
Homeowners, as a CSP Real Estate Elite Stager during my pre-consultation, I encourage you to take heed in the staging preparation process that are necessary for you get your home prepared for selling to the potential buyers. Remember, when you were looking for that perfect home and how you wanted a turn-key ready home that you could call your own, well do the same for the new homeowner.