Depersonalizing your home is one of the most important steps in the home staging process.
When home buyers enter a home they're interested in, they look for neutralization. They do not want to see your personal touches. Depersonalizing is as simple as this - removing your personal taste from your home. This allows the potential buyers to visualize themselves in the space.
So don't take offense when your real estate agent tells you to "get rid" of all your personal things. Knick-knacks, photos, collectables in your home, they are all things that show who YOU are. And you're not "getting rid" of them, remember, you are taking them with you. You are selling your house, not your things.
How you have decorated your home is important to YOU. It is YOUR style. The country look with the barn board wall, the rustic stars on the walls and the knitted throw across the chair. That is who YOU are! Some buyers may not be able to see past that. Your goal when "depersonalizing" is to make them feel like your home could one day become theirs.
Thanks for reading. Until next time - Keep it "REAL"