De-personalize your home before listing

As soon as your listing hits the market, it is essential that your home is ready to be shown at its absolute best. The goal for any listing is to try and attract the highest amount of potential buyers in the shortest amount of time. In order to attract to a broader range of buyers, you must do a few things to prepare your home for showings.

De-personalizing your home means taking those personal accents scattered throughout your home down. Unfortunately this means getting rid of various family photos, photos on the fridge and even children’s artwork. Potential buyer’s need to be able to envision themselves in your home and having too many personal accents around can interfere with their ability to do so. In addition, it is essential that you de-clutter. Take down most of your design features and accents; in other words, keep accessories to a minimum. This allows buyers to get a feel for how big the space really is. Clear all countertops, table tops and all surfaces to invoke a feeling that the rooms in your home are clean, fresh and open.

Although we are often emotionally attached to our homes and the special mementos we display within them, we have to keep in mind why we are selling our homes. Depersonalizing and de-cluttering your home will go a long way in aiding in a quick and equitable sale for you.

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Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien

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CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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