When the experts make a point of advising that you remove the family photos as part of preparing your house for sale, they don’t mean to criticize your family. Even if Aunt Agatha’s scowl seems to be in every group portrait, it’s not that. It’s also not about the art of photography in general, either.

It’s about YOU.

That may not seem to be a very client-friendly sentiment, but no offense should be taken. Costa Mesa homeowners shouldn’t take offense. The overall goal of depersonalizing your home—that is, making the house as ownerless-seeming as possible—is an important part of helping house-hunters envision your property as their own. Removing the objects that reveal your family’s personality—things like awards, family portraits, and vacation memorabilia—serves to create spaces to seem as ownerless as possible. Ideally, the home can feel almost “new,” ready and waiting for an owner to move in.

The downside of successfully depersonalizing a property is that it may not seem to be very welcoming. A fair number of house-hunters may be more receptive to a home that has more of a neighborly feeling about it. This is one of those conundrums where you’d like to have your cake and eat it, too—to personalize and depersonalize at the same time.

There is one solution that attempts to subtly add a personal touch without ruining the advantage that depersonalization achieves. It’s the ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ approach—a friendly touch that house-hunters can accept or ignore without its becoming a focal point.

The ‘neighborhood’ book can be as simple as a loose-leaf notebook with a collection of takeout menus from the great Costa Mesa restaurants they’ll want to try. More ambitiously, it can include community information like shopping centers, sporting and entertainment venues, church and social associations, and the like. Left open on a counter where it’s sure to be seen and examined by those who wish, it can be a clear sign that Costa Mesa is a people-friendly place—and open the door to thoughts about how great it would be to live here.

Setting the right tone is an important part of selling your Costa Mesa home. Call anytime!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976.  It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa  If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com


The L3, L3 Real Estate, Costa Mesa Real Estate, Huntington Beach Real Estate, The Best Real Estate Company in Costa Mesa, The Best Real Estate Company in Huntington Beach, What is the best real estate company in Costa Mesa, What is the best real estate company in Huntington beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach

Posted by Matt Kanoudi on
Email Send a link to post via Email

Leave A Comment

e.g. yourwebsitename.com
Please note that your email address is kept private upon posting.