4 Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Real Estate Market
May 1, 2021
Begin by asking yourself which belongings are most likely coming with you to your new community.
Start considering what you will bring with you to your new home and begin downsizing. Decluttering and depersonalizing go hand in hand. If you have a wall of family photos or any collection of items, choose one or two that hold the most meaning for you and pack the rest away for the move. You can display them again when you unpack. Clear off countertops, dressers, vanities, and coffee tables so buyers’ eyes are drawn around the space instead of lingering on your items. Once home buyers start envisioning their items within the room, they are already mentally moving into your home.
When it is time to sell your home, you will need to:
- Declutter – pare down your belongings and furniture to help the rooms appear larger and more inviting
- Depersonalize – this process allows the buyer to imagine themselves living in the house
- Do away with intense colors and items on display – this makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine their belongings in the room
- Deep clean to present the house in the best possible light
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