OK I’m pimping my house again. I promise this is the last post about it being for sale. Seriously I won’t post anything else. Anyway here is a little video of the place. It gives you a little bit better feel for the space, light, open layout, and features etc. If nothing else, it is a testament to the coolness of Modular 4.
One of the things about selling your house is making sure it looks good. Modular 4 isn’t in bad shape but it needed a few paint touch ups, and wall dings fixed. Thankfully after a full day of patching and painting things are ready to roll. The last thing to finish before the realtor preview is adding the front railing to the ramp out front. That happens the first of next week and should be done in one day.
Getting the house prepped really is all about the details. Over the last two weeks I’ve been looking at new properties that range from a house that is gutted to the studs, all the way up to a stunning loft that is move in ready. Between these two extremes there has been number of homes that while nice, looked dirty, unfinished, dingy, unprepared. Most of them need to be cleaned and or painted. I have to say, if you want your house to sell, make sure the beds are made before you show it. Oh and you might want to vacuum, and clean the kitchen. I can get past needing paint, but its hard to look past dirty.
I’ve always believed in leaving something in the same or better condition than when you got it. That’s why I spent the day painting, and I’ll spend tomorrow cleaning up the yard, basement, and taking care of any other small things that caught my attention. If you really want to sell your property, take the time to get it ready before it hits the MLS listings.
Like the theme song to “Cheers” said, “sometimes ya gotta go”. This post really isn’t in the same context, but it is appropriate considering our house went on the market today. After 3 years, and 3 months were moving. Not because the house has issues, or the neighborhood has issues, not because of anything bad, just because… Sometimes you have to go. Maybe the sale can be chalked up to mid life trying to figure it all out syndrome or something. It’s hard to say, either way Modular 4 is going up for sale.
So what does this mean for my little blog experience? Nothing. The blog keeps on trucking. The house won’t be a part of it unless the new owner wants to be a guest writer, but the blog rolls on.
Look for a few posts about selling our house. I’ll try not to bore everyone to tears with commentary about the trials and tribulations of selling a modern home in traditional Kansas City.
UPDATE: If you want to see a video of the house click here.