Realtors preach to Tulsa home sellers to depersonalize their home for sale before putting it on the market. And we do that because we want Buyers to see YOUR HOME – not the one hundred photos of your beautiful children.
However, some time I see things that amuse me – personalization that I think should be left in a home.
Here are a few examples.
I snapped this photo on my iPhone at a home my Buyers and I were viewing. This is actually a wall in the attached garage, so it didn’t take away from the inside updated and painted walls. It showed the lines and dates measuring children’s height and growth.
To me, this says, “Carry on the tradition – build memories here, as we did.”
Now this next photo – also taken from iPhone – was taken from a rather expensive home for sale in midtown Tulsa. The Sellers had arranged the Scrabble board on their coffee table so that one player’s letters spelled “purchase” and the other spelled “new home.” After a long day of house-hunting, it gave my Buyers and me a good laugh. And my Buyers commented, “Well maybe THIS ONE is the one!”
This last photo was sent to me by my client who was preparing her Tulsa home for sale. She had decided to paint one wall of a hobby room in chalk paint and decided to write on it to show off its use. Now, I wouldn’t advise that you write “My Realtor is groovy” on a wall painted in chalk, but you might try something clever such as “This could be YOUR junk room! ”
Yes, we encourage Tulsa home sellers to declutter and depersonalize. But selling your home is a stressful process, so don’t lose your sense of humor in the process!!
Tulsa Home Sellers – Depersonalize your Tulsa home for sale – or not?
If you need some advice about selling your Tulsa home for sale, please give me a call! 918-852-5036
Content written and published by Lori Cain.