Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: A Lean and Spacious Looking House Has Buyer Appeal

A Lean and Spacious Looking House Has Buyer Appeal

Get Your Clarksville Home Ready to Sell, Think Lean, Think Clean 
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When you are ready to sell your Clarksville home, you need to think like a buyer. Buyers like light and bright homes and want plenty of space. They like clean and homes that are smelling good.  There are definitely strategies to getting your home looking top notch and forged into the minds of buyers. 

Getting your home ready to sell takes planning and execution of the plan. It isn't always easy but think lean. Less is more when it comes to decorating and presenting a home for market. Buyers get turned off by too much stuff, too much decor, too much personal touch. Too much smell and too much staging can turn buyers in the other direction.

Here's how to get started and make a plan.

  1. Take it one step at a time. Allow yourself plenty of time to prepare. Remember that it takes twice as long as you might think to get ready. Projects grow and you will get tired. Call in reinforcements if you need them. 
  2. Plan to do the outside projects on the good weather days and be willing to hire help to beat the bad weather. Be adaptable.
  3. Look closely at the front porch and front door and be honest with yourself. This is where the buyers will stand the longest taking it all in. First impressions are made quickly and the die may not be cast in your favor if this area is negative. Do everything you can to make it look welcoming.
  4. Go room by room and be very discerning and critical. Clean out, thin out, think lean. Less is more. Opening up the space, allowing good traffic flow will give the impression that the home is larger and not too small. Buyers don't want to see all your extra stuff and excess.
  5. Thin out and organize those closets. Have room between hangers and neatly organize shoes and other items. If you can't see floor or wall space in the closet, pack up more stuff until you do. This is a great time to donate or throw out.
  6. Don't forget cabinets and countertops. Clear off, clear out and think lean.
  7. Other storage areas need attention too. The basement, attic, storage rooms, garages and storage buildings will get serious looks from an interested buyers. These are extensions to the home. Making them look roomy and clean works for conveying the idea the house has plenty of storage. This is bonus area.

Get Your Clarksville Home Ready to Sell, Think Lean, Think Clean 

Thinking of selling your Clarksville home? Search for a new Clarksville home here, Contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730. 

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Clarksville, TN 37040

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Comment balloon 11 commentsDebbie Reynolds • September 20 2018 02:53AM


Great staging advice, Debbie! Homes that are clean and smell good are the most appealing to buyers. That's my first guideline for sellers - clean, clean, and clean again!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) 2 months ago

Good evening Debbie Reynolds,

Great post for sellers thinking of getting their home ready to go to market. Perfect title with excellent advice.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 2 months ago

Debbie what a great post and the word is getting out, someone already reblogged it, so I hope this will generate lots of listings, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 2 months ago

Good morning Debbie. Nice organized plan to make a home market ready. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 2 months ago

Good morning Debbie.  Smart home sellers will read this and learn fro it.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 2 months ago

Home sellers will be in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 2 months ago

Your tips are definitely on point and I pity the fool that does not heed your advice and has to accept less than top dollar for their home.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 2 months ago

Good morning again Debbie. This is terrific, specific and on point. I would use it as a handout.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 2 months ago

Debbie, great post with so much valuable info for a homeowner!  Having just gone through this, it does take time, and as a REALTOR, sometimes other eyes help too.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 2 months ago

Good morning, Debbie Reynolds make that house into a lean, clean machine..... wise advice from you....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 month ago

This is great advice! I also think renting a storage unit can be helpful. Anything a seller wants to move to the new location that needs to be taken out of the home has a place to wait.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, 30 days ago