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Sell Your House Without Keeping It Clean

If you’re one of those odd people who love nothing better than to maintain your house in military inspection condition at all times, we apologize in advance for this blog. The truth is, at least from personal observation of our own houses and those of people we know, cleaning is not high on the list of priorities. In fact, it ranks so low as to be basically ignored until the level of disarray reaches critical status and you find yourself trapped in the bedroom behind a stack of dirty clothes.

Being a slob doesn’t make you a bad person, and even if you’re not a slob, who among us doesn’t like to let the house go for a week or so? Here’s some grim news. If you intend to sell your house with a traditional real estate agent, he’s going to be in your back pocket telling you that it needs to be kept in pristine condition at all times because you never know when he’s going to drop by with a potential buyer who wants to take a look.

It might not be so bad if this was only for a week or two. Maybe a month at the most. But the long-term listing agreement you signed allows him to keep beating tracks to your front door for months at a time. Maybe even a year or longer. And if you want to sell the thing, you better keep it neat.

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Depressing, right?

What if we told you we know a way to sell your house at that same market price within two short weeks and you only have to clean it once? You’d be pretty happy. We can hear the sighs of contentment as you snuggle down in the recliner amidst the Dorrito dust and spilled soft drinks. What might come as a surprise is that Open Door Auctions can do exactly that. Actually, we’re not going to make you clean your house, even on auction day, though we would side with your agent and agree that, generally, a neat, clean house will generate more bids than a messy one. Wading through your personal detritus, potential buyers are going to be suspicious that all your house maintenance is shoddy and the thing might fall down around their heads.

The moral of this story is: If you hate cleaning house for showings, contact Open Door Auctions and only do it once.

The Open Door Auctions Team

OpenDoorAuctions.com


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