Michael and Karen did what everyone and every online article told them to do; interview several Real Estate Agents for the job. They interviewed three Agents and chose the Agent who agreed with their price that they had set for their home; after all, who knows the value of their home better than the homeowners themselves. The other two Agents had suggested lower prices based upon recent home sales, homes that were currently under contract, yet not closed and homes that were actively for sale. Michael and Karen went with the Agent offering the higher list price to sell their home in order to receive the most money and to leave some room for negotiations.
They had listed their home for sale just at the end of the school season letting out for the summer. That’s a good time, they thought. Families like to move in between when school is in session.
Preparing their home for sale
With so much going on with their business, working long hours and with not enough hours in the day, they really didn’t have much time to prepare their home for sale. Even though they had read lots of good advice on how best to prepare for selling a home from a local Real Estate Blog; Imagine Your House, they just couldn’t find the time.
Their home is lovely as it is; they’d love you to see their collection of artistic magnets that they’ve collected over the years from places they traveled to all over the world, particularly the ones from Italy – love having them plastered across the fronts and sides of their refrigerator holding up daily reminders and scheduled events to attend. They should have taken a photo to share with you.
So many south Floridians love Coral Springs, making it a city with a huge draw from home Buyers flocking to reside there. With it’s excellence in school education, parents often will do almost anything to get their children enrolled; a main reason why Michael and Karen stuck around so long.
They couldn’t wait to share their love of dinosaurs with prospective home Buyers, as who doesn’t love a dinosaur…have you seen what the Jurassic park movies did at the box office?! The last Jurassic Park movie released has become the 4th most successful movie of all time based upon global box office revenue. And, imagine what the upcoming, Jurassic World; Fallen Kingdom, soon to be released movie will gross. Anyhow, the Oroleys know their stuffed dinosaur head collection that lines the hallway wall looking like dinosaurs right out of Jurassic park will be a huge hit with prospective, visiting Buyers.
Then there were the dining room walls covered with colors from the 80’s with rust and gold, perhaps not perfect, but at least long ago they had changed out the green shag carpeting underfoot as that would have been a definite need to go, they thought. (Thank goodness is my initial thought – we had the blue shag carpeting growing up in my parent’s home and it definitely isn’t a 2018 trend – I just aged myself, didn’t I?!) It didn’t matter anyhow as they had no plans of repainting the walls.
Michael and Karen just couldn’t be bothered too much…even though they understood well, that the cost of doing so would be minimal. No, couldn’t be bothered. With too many business days being extended well into the evening hours and with their busy lifestyle, there just isn’t any time left over for such tasks of preparing a home for sale. They’ll have their cleaning gals do their unusual cleaning and that will be fine. Too bad they couldn’t tackle the outdoors too. They’ve used the gals for years, and they do a decent job. Anything for the Oroleys to not have to tackle. Thank goodness they could always afford the luxury of having their home cleaned and by the way it’s easy to Sell my house fast in Tampa.