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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Themselves.

Oct 05, 2021 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Anything that is too personal -- photos, religious artifacts, collections of whatever. Plus lock up guns, jewelry, drugs.

Oct 05, 2021 11:52 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

OMG - I thought you were going to ask what is the most important fiduciary duty.  I am LMAO Miss Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
Only one thing?  Okay ... I am going with clutter.

Oct 05, 2021 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,213,008
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm with Peter den Boer who answered "themselves" - no one wants any occupant of the property there when they are seeing it.  

Oct 05, 2021 11:59 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- I wouldn't say clutter because one man's clutter is another's treasure. But I'd say anything that distracts the buyer from seeing the possibilities of the house. 

Oct 05, 2021 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All of the stuff that they have not used in years.

Oct 05, 2021 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Guns and drugs that are a safety issue (potential buyers will go through your drawers and cupboards) and valuables that can be stolen easily.  Plus, anything attached to the house that sellers want to take keep, such as a chandelier.  You KNOW the buyers want it! 

Oct 05, 2021 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The accumulation they have acquired during their time there. Keep the house clean and uncluttered.  

Oct 05, 2021 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina Hollander, Broker gave my answer.  When we were selling our home. I had cat antibiotics in the kitchen drawer.  Someone stole that.  We were in hysterics over it...would they be miawing as a result?  That is the only drugs we had.  LOL A

Oct 05, 2021 04:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have to get a clear understanding of the seller objective.
For example Subaru and Berkenstock had objectives in their marketing that most of the public did not recognize the their target resonded overwhelmingly. More recently, Rocket Mortage offers the same ole, same ole, product packaged differently.
Making a best effort at objectivity I would list in decreasing importance:
0. loose cats and yapping dogs
1. clutter
2. Taxidermy
3. Southern Heritage displays
4. Window air units
5. Nudes In this case these guys wanted to sell to those of similar persuation so the statue of David stayed.

Oct 05, 2021 10:14 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Things that smell or things that remind me of things that smell: pets in cages, old rugs, junk made of plastic, piles of clutter, cash sitting on the counter, that old temporary potty from when grandma broke her hip, dirty dishes, the gunk stuck in the disposal, moldy shower curtains... 

Oct 05, 2021 12:08 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

depends on the house.

Oct 05, 2021 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
860,815
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Everything they're not taking with them to their new home.

Oct 05, 2021 11:32 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My Sellers usually display a lot of art be it portrait, statues, collectibles etc. and if not removed before showings begin you will most assuredly see it written within the P & S agreement somewhre.

Oct 05, 2021 09:49 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

All the junk that covers up the house viewing plus themselves and any pets.  Gone - all of them.  And let's not forget smelly candles or anything else.

Oct 05, 2021 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
976,987
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Any highly personal item should be removed. Nothing should remain that would distract potential buyers from focusing on the house instead of its contents.

Oct 05, 2021 02:21 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Clutter.

Oct 05, 2021 09:24 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Themselves!

Oct 05, 2021 06:20 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Loose valuables , Guns, personal pictures

Oct 05, 2021 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Varies by house.

Oct 05, 2021 04:20 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It really depends on what they have in the home.

Their clutter

Their pets

Their odors

Themselves

 

Oct 05, 2021 09:39 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Often times…themselves! Just like Peter den Boer & Debe Maxwell, CRS said.

Oct 05, 2021 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Meth lab. Tenants with the meth lab. The heaping cat boxes from the tenants with the meth lab.

Oct 05, 2021 07:09 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Any personal items, such as photos, jewelry and small items that can possibly be pocketed. Also declutter as much as possible as some people can't see past a messy house.

Oct 05, 2021 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
779,666
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I have two suggestions:  Clutter and maintenance items. 

Oct 06, 2021 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,416,691
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Declutter and remove personal photos. Secure valuables! 

Oct 06, 2021 04:30 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Trash.....decluttering is #1 in my book. And of course, it is not only ''one most important thing'' on sellers' to do list if they want to sell well. 

Oct 06, 2021 02:26 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Peter den Boer nailed it!

   Get out, and stay out.

Oct 05, 2021 07:28 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Ask your broker!

Wait...read the Q wrong, thought it was a student asking...so I'll go with clutter, valuables and yourself!  (Can't name just one). 

Oct 05, 2021 07:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Any odors...

Oct 06, 2021 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Themselves. LOL
Clutter and personal items that personalize the home for the seller but not the buyer.
Leave space for the vision! 

Oct 06, 2021 07:25 AM