For some people having burnt out or even missing light bulbs is not really a big deal, especially if they have lived in their Bend Oregon home for years, but, for the home buyer who is looking for their “dream home”, finding a home that has burnt out or missing light bulbs in light fixtures means much more to them than the homeowner thinks it does.
What Home Buyers Are Thinking
Home buyers who find a Bend Oregon home with burnt out or missing light bulbs will think that the homeowner is “cheap” and if they haven’t spent the money on the small maintenance, what big maintenance issues could their home be hiding?
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Besides light fixtures, the average homebuyer in Bend Oregon will also be looking at the homeowner’s refrigerator and inside their medicine cabinets during the course of a typical open house. Sadly, many home owners neglect to think about cleaning these important areas of their homes and a dirty medicine cabinet or refrigerator can also paint the wrong “mental picture” in the mind of the homebuyer and make them want to leave the home searching for another home nearby that meets their criteria.
Creating a Checklist Pays Off
Before an open house, every homeowner who owns a Bend Oregon home should create a checklist of things to do in order to make sure that their home is prepared for its first open house. This checklist should include:
- Replacing burnt out or missing light bulbs.
- Thoroughly cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, including cleaning medicine cabinets and refrigerators.
- Washing windows inside and out.
- Sweeping and mopping floors.
- Cleaning the dust from all baseboards in the home.
- Making sure that doors are clean from any fingerprints or smudges that may have been left there over the years.
To learn more great tips about what home buyers are really looking for when they are searching for Bend Oregon homes for sale, or to view the latest Bend Oregon homes that match your criteria for the home that you’re looking for, contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.