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Do Buyers Appreciate the “Lived In” Look?

Blog by Lynn Chamberlain | October 7th, 2011

Family pictures on the fireplace mantle. A friendly dog lying on a mat in the foyer. Dinner cooking on the stove. Kid’s toys scattered in the hallway. Closets stuffed with clothes.


Those are the unmistakable signs that a family is living in the house.


But does that “lived in” look appeal to home buyers?


In most cases, no.


Home buyers know, of course, that a family still lives in the home. But if you have constant reminders of that throughout your property, some buyers will feel like intruding strangers.


So when preparing your home for sale, remember: buyers want to visualize themselves living in the home, not you.