Real Estate · Uncategorized

If I can’t get in to show it, I can’t sell it.

I know that it can be a difficult time having a home on the market, especially if you have several small children. But the fact remains that if nobody can get into the house to look at it, nobody is going to buy it.
While there are times when a seller simply can’t show the home because they are sick or have company, the majority of the time the house needs to be available to show. I have seen properties listed in the multilist that state that the property can only be viewed on Mondays and Fridays between 2-4pm or something along these lines. In my opinion, this house is simply in the multilist and not on the market because the majority of buyers want to work around their schedule not the seller who has a very narrow time frame to show the property.
If you are worried that your house will not show properly because you work all the time and may not have the perfectly clean home to show, here are some simple tips.
1. Limit the number of toys the kids can play with and box the rest. I suggest 15. Not too many to quickly pick up and it will seem like Christmas when the old toys are unboxed in your new home.
2. Always make your bed everyday.
3. Always put the dishes after every meal in the dishwasher.
4. Put your laundry away or hide it in the washer or dryer. It is embarrassing to show a house and step over underwear or see bras hanging in bathrooms.
5. Box up things. Less stuff, less mess to worry about.
6. Make sure the key that goes in the lock box actually opens the front door and easily. I can’t tell you how many times I have been at a door trying to get into the house and the key won’t work.
By doing some of these easy items it should be helpful to be prepared to show the house and get it sold in a reasonable time frame, so that you can move to your new home.
If you have questions regarding real estate, please feel free to call me at 405-213-2992 or visit my website at

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