Confessions of a Real Estate Agent:

She’s seen just about all the blunders sellers can make during her 10-year career as a realtor. The most common is that sellers don’t make their homes as presentable as possible. “Sellers think, ‘This is how I live and I love it.’ They think buyers can walk in and picture their clutter and mess gone,” says Sara (not her real name.)
“Think about a hotel room. You walk in there and you want