Suzanne made an excellent point. You have to consider the other party.
I've listed the home of those who were disabled. Yes, they understand the situation,but they still live there.
Others were border line hoarders.
Some really don't want to sell.
Others are occupied by renters who don't care to move either!
Some are barely escaping foreclosure and truly haven't a dime to spare.
Now where do you draw the line?
Yes, I have assisted as my photographer moved the clutter from one room to the next. Yep, as the debris is relocated a major clean up is needed before picture taking. Vacuum, spray and wipe, polish all while my photographer chatters about a big raise in his rates.
But, by dear photographer draws the line at doing dishes and picking up underwear from bedroom floors and if the laundry is stacked high in a corner..he'll take the picture but absolutely won't touch.
Yes, I have assisted in removing that 52 inch rear projection TV from the 12x14 living room that has not operated in 6 years, the extra car, old boats, the ashes of beloved pets and even a 1971 Airstream. Next comes the pet and smoker issues.
Where do you draw the line?
Real estate professionals always prefer the home dressed for the prom. Unfortunately, not everyone gets invited to the dance, and then hard decisions must be made. We all need to understand, it's a business, not a hobby. Where do you draw the line?
After all, these folks do need to sell their home. Some buyers are not suitable for these dirty, cluttered, grimy and blemished homes. This, however, is where the riches reside.
Best of success in finding your Fairmont WVA home.