Remove Family Photos When Listing Your Home

When getting your home ready to sell, you may be focused on painting a room or replacing the bathroom fixtures, but the small details matter too! This is especially true when you think about photos and pictures you have around your home. There are many reasons why it’s good to “depersonalize” your home when you are getting ready to list your home for sale. 

1. Buyers need to envision themselves living there. When a buyer walks through your home, they should picture themselves in the home. If you have family photos everywhere, it may feel to the buyer like someone else’s home and they may have a more difficult time imagining it being their home.

2. Safety for the sellers. Listing photos of your home are published on the MLS. From here over 50 websites, including Zillow and Realtor, syndicate your listing. People should only be able to see what the inside of your home looks like, not what your children look like or find out their names from cute signs hanging in their rooms. Make sure to remove photos and identifying information before having listing photos taken.

3. No chance for prejudice/bias. Having photos of a young family, an older couple, people of different colors and races can be cause for prejudice or bias. An older buyer may assume the neighborhood is suitable for young families only if the sellers have children. Someone may be put off by something in the photos.

It is always best to depersonalize your home. Use non-identifying decorations and artwork to fix up your home. Pack up your personal photos for decorating your next home! It is only for a short time and you will soon be able to display all of your favorite smiling photos again!

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY

Receiving Offers On Your Home

You got your home ready, worked with your realtor for amazing marketing, and put your home up for sale. Showings are occurring and offers are starting to come in. That’s when the fun begins! But, it can also be a little stressful when you’re reviewing multiple offers. There are many different terms to be considered on each offer, not just what the offer price is. The terms are just as important, and sometimes more important, than the offer amount. 

Receiving offers on your home

You got your home ready, worked with your realtor for amazing marketing, and put your home up for sale. Showings are occurring and offers are starting to come in. That’s when the fun begins! But, it can also be a little stressful when you’re reviewing multiple offers. There are many different terms to be considered on each offer, not just what the offer price is. The terms are just as important, and sometimes more important, than the offer amount. Check out this video to learn more…

Client Testimonial – Lititz Living

Buying and selling a home at the same time! I had the privilege of getting to know this sweet couple as I helped them buy a new home in Lititz Boro and sell their old home. Both transactions went smoothly and I was so happy to help them make their dream happen! Now they have a fun lifestyle of walking downtown to enjoy Tomato Pie, Chilangos, Grecos, Wilburs, Lititz Rec, and more!

5 Factors for Your Home Value

What is your home worth? You may have heard it called your home value, your market value, or a comparative market analysis. Basically, all of these refer to what your home would be worth if it was listed on the market today. It is an estimate of how much your home would sell for, or how much a buyer would pay for it today. Find out the factors that will determine your home value here.

What Is Your Home Value?

Are you curious about what your home would sell for or how much a home buyer would pay for it? There are five main factors that determine how much your home would sell for or how much your home is worth in today’s housing market. Are you thinking about selling your home and buying a new home? It’s important to know your home value so you know how much equity you have to work with.