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When you are selling your home..... Live like you are dying!

There is a lot if truth in this. Ask yourself questions. Have you used the item in the past six to twelve months? Will you? It might be best to make your own decisions now rather than have someone do it for you later and not find the important stuff!

When you are selling your home..... Live like you are dying!

I consider myself to be pretty darn organized.  But occasionally, I open a closet or a drawer and find that I keep a lot of junk that I shouldn't be keeping.  Recently, I opened my drawer that I cram all of my paid bills and other wonderful things that need to be filed and thought, "If I died tomorrow, someone I love would have to sort through this crap", and no, I'm not sick or anything, you just never know what tomorrow will bring.


I was ashamed and eventually, conquered the personal filing.  Completing the filing job that I hate so much (It's really not even that bad), I thought about the other areas in my home that would probably embarrass me if someone else had to take the responsibility of cleaning, should I die tomorrow.  Do I really want to burden those I love with cleaning my home?  Under the beds, the tops of the closets, under the bathroom sinks, etc.  I also started moving furniture to vacuum or sweep, and it is amazing the things I found.  All those missing socks, legos, cat toys, and even a few skittles, fruit loops and goldfish!  YUM!

When you are selling your house, live like you are dying and you do not want to burden your family with "clean up duty". While potential buyers may not make it to the floor to inspect under your beds, and they better not be looking in the file cabinet, they will check out the closets, the cabinets, the drawers, and the overall appearance and cleanliness of the property.


Clean, purge, clean, purge and clean again prior to placing your home on the market!  You do not want the first impression to be "unorganized" and "Messy" or even worse..... "Dirty".  Once the house is ready.... Start working on your bucket list.  Go Skydiving, climb a mountain, see Bob Dylan in Concert, learn how to sail, RELAX, and remember to tell the folks you love... that you love them, as often as you can!  Make sure to keep the house clean in between activities tho' and don't forget the small stuff! Small Stuff can make a huge difference in the Buyer's Eyes. Remember, you never know what tomorrow may bring.... it may just bring a buyer! 

The market has been improving on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, but there are still hundreds of properties on the market.... Make yours stand out!  For more tips & suggestions on preparing your home for sale, give me a call, send me a text or email, or visit our website at




Amy Hahn

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Comment balloon 1 commentCheryl Ritchie • February 25 2012 05:14AM


Putting a home on the market is always a good reason to start decluttering, I mean packing.

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 7 years ago