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When Showing Your Home to a Home Buyer
Sameer S Panjwani
Here below are some of the reasons why buyers may be put off when visiting your home.
1. Welcoming Entrance - First Impression Matters
As has often been said, the first impression is the most lasting. It is as important, if not more, for your house to look good from the outside as it is to look from the inside. A prospective buyer wouldn’t be too impressed with an unkempt yard, unpainted exteriors or a chipped off front door. Get everything in order and in a position to show before putting your house on the market.
Cigarettes, pets and whatever else that may have your home smell in an unpleasant manner should be, at best, avoided. Although, it doesn’t mean that you spray perfume all over. A clean and fresh atmosphere is what is required.
Some buyers may not appreciate seeing pets at home. Some may be frightened or some may be irritated. You wouldn’t want your pets to be the cause of their distraction. Get your pets away while the buyers are there and let them see your house with nothing coming in the way.
4. Dirty Bathrooms
The heading says it all. You should know what needs to be done.
5. Dark Rooms
Dark homes are a turnoff to most home buyers. Install additional light fixtures, if required. Draw open the drapes when the buyers come over. And do whatever it takes, to make your home seem more bright and welcoming.
6. Damp Basements
Dampness or damp smells in the basement may cause your buyer to think that the basement leaks even if it doesnt truly leak. Fix any leaks, if at all and ensure that whatever the source of the dampness, it be dealt with. It may be caused by rainwater or the underground drains being blocked. Have it checked.
7. Don’t Hang Around for Showings
Leave the house during showings or stay away from the buyers while they go through your home. They may feel awkward about opening closet doors and taking a really good look at the house if you move around with them all over the house.
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Success, in the dictionary, is defined as, “The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.” So why is success in our society defined by the balance in your bank account, the car you drive, or how big your house is You are successful if you are a lawyer, doctor, or movie actor with a six figure income. You should be able to be called a “success” when you have been able to do anything and everything you have wanted to do in your life. Shouldn’t success be defined as being able to do what your passion is in life Shouldn’t you be successful when you have achieved complete happiness Besides money, wealth should include your spiritual, physical and mental well-being.
The Logic of Emotion!
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Finding and Managing Quality Reciprocal Links: A Tutorial for The Newbie
All of us want to increase traffic to our web sites. It helps our search engine rankings, and is a very cost-effective way to provide us with potential new customers. One of the best, and certainly least expensive, ways to do that is by exchanging links with sites similar to our own, or that contain content our own visitors are likely to find interesting and useful. It is important to restrict our exchanges to such sites because if we indiscriminately exchange with everybody and anybody we become what is known as a “link farm” and wind up being banned by the search engines. No one wants to be banned by the search engines, so this article will discuss how to find relevant sites with whom to exchange links, and how to keep track of them after you have exchanged the links. Even though there are software programs that will do most if not all of this for you, they have various flaws and inadequacies. If you are one of those people who prefer the personal touch, this article is for you!
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Applying for a home loan may not be the most exciting way to spend your time, but if you are like many potential homeowners, it is probably a necessary evil. If you have some knowledge of the process ahead of time, however, it will go much more smoothly.
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