If your Owasso home is on the market, you know the stress that comes with that decision.
Not only do you have to de-clutter and clean out closets, but you also have to maintain your home in "show ready" condition in case a buyer wants to come and see your little piece of heaven.
And that can be stressful because now you have to balance living in your home along with making it look like you're not living in your home.
Dishes left in the sink? Forget it.
Empty pizza boxes sticking up out of the trash with flies buzzing around? Uh...no.
And about your bathroom...yeah...that too...
And then there's those occasional last minute showings. "What? Someone wants to show the house in 5 minutes??? Grab the kids! Grab the dog! Grab your underwear...no kick them under the bed! Hurry...get the toys off the living room floor. Let's go...Let's goooooo!"
I've been there before as a home seller.
And I've been there too as a REALTOR®.
Just the other day, I was showing houses and found myself standing on a poor lady's porch while she was scrambling inside to get the house ready for us. I could hear furniture moving and muffled "discussion" as their lazy Sunday afternoon suddenly turned frantic.
Here's one tip the Haywood Home Team always shares with our Owasso sellers to help lower the stress a bit.
Buy a big laundry basket.
Yep, that's it.
Go get yourself a big plastic laundry basket, but don't use it for laundry. Use it for getting out of the house. Especially if you need to move quickly for a showing. You can toss all the lose stuff lying around into the basket, put the basket in the back of your car and be on your way.
Whenever our sellers listen to us and implement our laundry basket strategy, they are always glad because they report that they're stress level is so much lower with last minute showings.
One Owasso home seller told me she had ended up throwing dirty dishes into her basket along with cleaning off her bathroom vanity. She just took her arm and with one fell swoop the whole counter top was suddenly...clean. She was like, "It was so cool to see that bathroom turn instantly showable!"
I had another seller tell me that even the dog ended up in the basket and getting carted out of the house.
Everyone had a good laugh over that one as they created a memory.
Of course, selling your Owasso home doesn't have to be stressful, but there are those times when that last minute showing will happen. That's just a part of life.
One thing the awesome Haywood Home Team offers our sellers is complete control of the showings through our very cool showing app. Our sellers approve all showings, are notified ahead of time for when showings are requested and can even request a different time if a kiddo wakes up sick or some other family type of situation arises.
And we offer this service as a part of our listing services.
If you're thinking of selling your Owasso home, call the Haywood Home Team to learn more about preparing your home for the market, what the Owasso, OK market is like today, new construction competition and seller advantages only available when you list with us.
To contact us easily for a listing appointment, call or text 918-272-7272 or visit our website at HaywoodHomeTeam.com.
And don't forget that laundry basket!
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