I am sure Pat will agree, it seems that Realtors are the best at finding every little thing that I should have done a very long time ago. Yeah, I guess I should have thrown away that 20 year old treadmill a while ago.... Yes, I understand that I need to touch up my paint mess from 3 years ago.... Fine, I'll take down the sex trampoline - for now..... What, new buyers are going to want to see through the glass shower door instead of looking at hard water lime stains? You're crazy!!
In all honesty, I've done about everything that the Realtor and her stager have wanted me to. This includes replacing my garage door. The previous owner likely decided that in between completely trashing the house, he wanted to go for a beer run - NOW. Never mind that the garage door was still closed. When you get the shakes from lack of beer, you can't be slowed down by such details. The old one still worked, but it had a bow in it from being rammed by a car. The new one looks lots better.
Either way, hopefully our efforts will be rewarded with a sale. I have to think that in this market, it is going to be really hard to lock someone in. Hopefully the economic stimulus will kick in sooner rather than later. Until then, I'm going to continue touching up paint in every room - and will answer my Realtor's every request!