Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How to Get Your Home Ready for the Selling Market

Did you know decluttering is an important key in selling your home!
There are many reasons for decluttering.

First of all, decluttering allows fewer distractions to the buyers. They will be able to envision their belongings in the space. This is an important piece of the puzzle. The potential buyers want to be able to picture what it would be like to live there. If they can't, the home will likely be scratched from their list.

Second - The home will look more spacious without the trinkets, photos and extra furniture. Space is what buyers are looking for so decluttering the home will make it look larger.

Third - Well organized and less cluttered homes raise the property value. It allows for better professional photos too. This will bring in more potential buyers.

So - how do we declutter?

Step 1 - Get ready to get rid of it. Get four bins and label them.
  1. Throw it out
  2. Recycle/Reuse
  3. Sell it
  4. Donate it
Step 2 - When decluttering, do each room at a time. It will seem less overwhelming and feel like you're accomplishing more.

Step 3 - Organize.
  • Use the under-the-bed storage containers for shoes, scarves, and wrapping paper.
  • Get shelf dividers for purses, sweaters, and hats.
  • Get some of those mesh storage bags for your kids’ toys.
  • Plastic bins come in many sizes. You can stash decorations, kitchen utensils, seasonal clothing away.
  • Storage boxes. The paper/cardboard kind to organize photos, cards, and important documents.
Once you've completed the decluttering process...then what?

Well, now you can do a self-check.
  • Can you open all the cupboards without any issues? Believe it or not, buyers will open them! 
  • Can you open doors all the way? It's a feeling of less space when you can't open things to their full potential.
  • Of course, this is a false way of living but think of it this way. Having most of your things packed up will make for less time cleaning. It will also be quicker to tidy and maintaining your home.
  • Finally, get your agent to take your photos once you've finished decluttering. Your photos will look their best which will have more people coming to see your home. 
There you have it. If you are looking to sell your home in the future, then declutter so your home shows off its full potential. Maximize the space by minimizing your things. Show all your rooms and their use. Don't leave a room idle. The buyer may see it as wasted space and wonder why they're paying for it. Keep your home looking at its best while it's on the market. Sit back, relax and be proud of all your hard work while you wait for your agent to call with an offer!

Thanks for taking the time to read. Until next time - Keep it "REAL"

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