The decision to let go, to list and sell your Maine home.
Whew. It is extra tough when the sticks and bricks have been your Maine home for decades. Maybe built by your parents and the house sale has a little guilt feeling associated with even listing it.
Because a house becomes a home when you raise a family, have those holiday traditions here. But things accumulate, are dragged home to enhance the use of it for all the members inside.
Everything else that happens around both sides of those four walls called home sweet home usually has some cargo associated with it.
But now that the silent real estate salesman is planted in the front yard doing it's job to attract buyers. What will you, the property owner have to remove?
Or leave for the new buyer of the Maine home. What should stay or go in the Maine house sale?
There are some do's and don'ts and language about broom clean mentioned in many purchase and sale agreements.
But what is the standard depends on the buyer and seller of the Maine home to a degree too. And if there is a bank appraiser involved in the property sale with his or her own suggestions.
For safety, out of concern of hazardous materials or dangerous situations because of the junk that accumulates with the treasure in a Maine home over the years. Especially down in the corner of that long, deep dark, damp cellar basement that is out of sight, out of mind too.
Often a seller of a Maine home, the elderly ones especially, can figure the place is worth more with all the contents. The furniture Dad and Mom passed down after World War Two was built to last.
But the real estate buyer often has his own unless just starting out. So ask but be prepared for the big garage sale. Or the roll in trash dumpster. The buyer and seller of the Maine real estate don't share the same view on what is valuable.