Having just reviewed offers on another wonderful listing of ours, I am again reminded just how important it is to have everything ready and clean & tidy before a home hits the market. Over the years I have found that when there is a strong sellers market, the amount of inventory increases and the attention to details can fall off. When a seller says “I can’t loose in this market” and lists their home in half-done condition, they often aren’t happy with the results. I’ve found that if your property looks amazing, the offers will come in the door and the strongest one will rise to the top. If you don’t get ready before listing, or don’t take the time to have great photos that showcase the home, you can end up waiting for buyers to notice you and slow activity can lead to no offers on the review date and worse – getting shop worn, leading to price reductions & concessions when an offer does come in. I still believe that the best advice for sellers is to look at the home with a critical eye, correct anything your broker points out, and try to present it in the best possible light. With good staging, photography, marketing and strong buyer appeal, this is the perfect time to be selling you home. Attached is a kitchen shot of the home we sold earlier today in a multiple offer scenario. Enjoy touring properties out there and be sure to follow my blog for more current real estate advice.