There is only one thing worse than showing a vacant house, it is a house that smells and is a mess.
There has been some good advice here. However most of the answers miss the real point.
The real estate professional who is helping you sell your house should be your main resource. If you are having to spend your time looking for information, you need to rethink who you hired. Not all real estate professionals are the same.
Contrary to the advice, the first step is do not clean the litter box, the first step is to get a professional who will take care of you. You should be spending time on the move, not chasing down these type of questions.
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I am a real estate professional and I help clients buy and sell real estate in the Shreveport/Bossier area. I interview prospective buyers and sellers on a regular basis. I would be glad to speak with you about opportunities in our area.
Carolyn Grimsley, CRS, ABR
Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyerâ€™s Representative
Licensed by Louisiana Real Estate Commission
Realty Executives SB
In Bossier, 4012 Benton Rd suite 110
In Shreveport, 8575 Fern Avenue Suite 105
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