Wow – a little common sense goes a long way! This listing is added to my Walls of Shame…
DON’T USE A SO SO PHOTO AS THE HERO SHOT
Toys in the fore ground, clutter on the mantel, little frames on all walls…mediocre is the first impression…
MAKE THE BED!
Suggest to the seller that covering the box spring and having a tidy bed, sends a subliminal message that the place is peaceful and clean. The blinds, floor and decor are great – but the first thing that you notice is the bed. Chair in the foreground does not enhance the photograph.
ENTRANCE SHOULD BE INVITING TO VISITORS
The key is to de-personalize the property – the buyer may not have children – pick up their stuff and make it disappear during the showing…at the very least – listing agents should photograph accordingly
GET THE TOYS OUT OF THE PHOTO –
Sellers need the broadest audience possible – this space could be an elegant dining room for the next owner – plastic toys also do not elevate the perceived property value
DON’T EMPHASIZE NARROW HALLWAYS
Men in particular find them confining…
PATHETIC FRONT SHOT – WHICH SHOULD BE THE HERO SHOT
Stand away from the building a bit more, unless the door itself is a work of art, and then use it as a second feature to the overall front appearance. A potted plant to the left, a nice doormat and a straight eye, would have done wonders here…
The art of the deal transcends all businesses, and more so in real estate than in many other professions. For the client, it's often an emotional purchase or sale, rather than a simple commodity or luxury item. I make it my mission to have each side come to terms with a transaction that works for everyone. It's not always easy, but good things in life usually take effort - something from which I've never shied.
Licensed since 2009 as a real estate sales agent in CT & NY, I often work with clients on the border of both areas.
With sales and distribution experience for luxury designer products, and watching/reacting to the markets, my acumen for sales was established. Achieving success and contributing to the growth of many global apparel designer brands, such as Giorgio Armani and Paul Smith for over 20 years, it was time for a change. I wanted to explore another passion that would keep me in one location rather than traveling the globe.
Now I have the best of both worlds, a successful business as a fulfilling personal life. My husband and I have lived in back country Greenwich since 2003, where we enjoy easy access to great biking, hiking and golf. We love to ski and that's usually where our travel takes us.
Life is good in Greenwich!
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