No Offense Meant, Home Seller, but some Buyers are Taller then You!!!

February 29, 2016

I am tall. Well, not super tall, just a bit taller then average. The problem is that I can also see higher then average. And I have quite a few buyer clients who are way taller then me and obviously they can see even higher.
For some reason many home sellers expect their potential home buyers to be the size of a 5-year old. What makes me think so?

Well, of course, the way some home sellers clean and prepare their house for sale. Often enough the house is spotless and sparkly all the way up to about 6 feet. 6 feet and up is often the area of unpleasant discoveries.

Dear Home Sellers, cleaning the bottom of your rooms and forgetting the top just brings all your hard work next to nothing, simply because many people can see higher without even having to reach up!

And here are the most commonly offended spots (and by the way, after years in business, those are the spots I check out first – don’t try to fool me with your shiny floors)

1. Top of the light fixtures, especially the ones in the kitchen – grease, dead insects and dust. I actually had a client who walked away from the house because the tops of the chandeliers looked disgusting. The comment was: “If they cant clean their lights, what else crucial for the house maintenance they didn’t bother doing?”

2. Curtain rods, and top of the actual curtains – excellent accumulators of dust and spider webs

3. Top of the fridge – I will not even start a list of things that I happened to see over the years over there.

4. Top of the door and window frames

5. Picture and photograph frames

6. Top shelves of the book cases also books on the top shelves

7. Duct grills

8. Crown moldings

9. And finally – kitchen vent hoods!

Dear Home Sellers, please, have mercy for your tall buyers, take care of the tops not just the bottoms!

More Tips for Home Buyer

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5 Tips for Pleasant Home Shopping Experience
Offer Presentation In Person
Pros and Cons of Buying With Listing Agent
Grow House Anyone? Help yourself – there is plenty around!
12 Steps To Buy Your First Home
Types of Homes – Learning Real Estate Terms
First Time Home Buyers – Wonderful Video For You by CMHC
Discount Real Estate Brokers – Illusion and Reality or Free Cheese, Get now – Pay later
Moving Checklist –  based on the list from Martha Stewart
Some More Mortgage Terms and Rates
Mortgage Basics
Your Home and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
10 Reasons Why You Need a Realtor to Buy a House

More Tips for the Home Seller:

Mr. and Mrs. Home Seller, please, Leave the Premises!!!!
Home Seller Tips – Take Lots of Photographs of Your Garden
Closing Your Pool for the Winter – Homeowner Tips
National Do-Not-Call-List – Do You Really Know What this is?
Video Tours, Virtual Tours or a Combination of both
Making Your House Buyer Friendly – 10 Seller’s Best Friends
Please, Don’t Let the Cat Out – you gotta be kidding me!
Handymen Gone Handless or possibly brainfree!
Moving Checklist
Discount Real Estate Brokers – Illusion and Reality or Free Cheese, Get now – Pay later

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
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Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555

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