The process of preparing it for sale is one of the biggest problems people run into when selling their home. Most homes are simply places where we keep accumulated treasures over the years. Are you a clutter-bug, a hoarder? That’s fine, we all are to some degree. We need to be mindful of our “stuff” when preparing a home for sale. Taking a quick walk through your home is the best way to begin this process. Make a list of everything that you have not used in the past 3 to 6 months. Now here is the hard part. Get rid of it. Does it seem a bit extreme? It might be, but you won’t likely be using things that you have not used in half a year in the future. Remember, we are trying to get rid of some stuff so that people can see the house, not the things in it.
Belongings in the house:
There is a common mindset that home buyers want to see the “personality” of the homes current owners. This is not true. Buyers want to be able to see their personal things in the home. They want to put their personality in the home to check if they could see themselves living there. Accumulation of your stuff will get in their way of doing this. Go through every room and remove the clutter! This includes closets, shelves, and cupboards. You should also, remove excess furniture if the room seems too crowded. Another important thing to remember, don’t put all the stuff in the garage! Buyers will go through the garage just like any other room in your home. You can hire a storage locker if it is really necessary. Aside from that, use this as an opportunity to rid yourself of the things that you never use.
A good thing to utilize when showing your home is the minimalist approach. The lack of personal effects makes it easier for buyers to place themselves in your home. Also, this will make the moving process easier on you. With fewer things to pack when moving day comes, you can allot more time to creating your perfect space in your new home.