Clues to look for – When viewing a property, there may be a number of clues as to how seriously the seller wants to sell. Here are some of the clues to look for when visiting a property.
Vacancy – As mentioned previously, a vacant property is costing the owner money every day that it sits empty. Usually offers with a quick close date will be preferred by the seller, especially if they can’t afford to maintain these costs for an extended period of time.
The Fridge – The contents of a fridge can be an indicator of whether a home is actually being lived in, or is simply staged. If there are condiments and beverages, the seller may simply rely on takeout whereas if it is completely empty, the home is most likely staged.
Moving Boxes – If there are a lot of moving boxes in the garage or basement, this can be a tremendous indicator that the seller is ready to move. Look for boxes which are labelled for specific rooms or contents, not ones that are seasonal, such as Christmas decorations.
Closets – Divorce and death are unfortunately a reality of life, and may be the reason that a property is being sold. Sometimes the key thing to look for is not what is in a closet, but more about what isn’t. If closets seem bare, or are only a male or females clothing.
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