“Give me your tired, your poor,

 Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

  The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

 Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

   I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 This quote comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus, written for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits.


I love this iconic lady and what she stands for–our willingness to open our doors to all who wish to enter.  Prospective buyers are not quite as forgiving.  If your property shows signs of being “tired”, it’s best to give it a shot of rejuvenation and renewal before placing it on the market and welcoming buyers inside your front door.   If your house is so cluttered it is hard to “breathe free,” then buyers will experience the same sense of over-fullness.

Yes, if you’re thinking of selling your Palos Verdes or Beach Cities home, then it is time to rid yourself of all the “wretched refuse” you’ve accumulated over the years and before you move on the new shores.  Once free of clutter and tiredness is banished you home will appear brighter, feel lighter and buyers will respond to the rejuvenation with delight.  They will welcome your effort to “lift your lamp beside the golden door” of your home.

Need some help preparing your home for sale?  Contact Norma Toering & Team for a Free Consultation.