Pack your memories away

Items that remind us of special people, events, milestones and interests are
an important part of what makes a home a home. Pictures on the fireplace
mantle, for example, showcase family and friends that are important to us.
You might also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards, and other
mementoes on display in key places.
Of course, all of those things add warmth and meaning to your home.
However, if you're preparing your home for sale, it's a good idea to pack
those memories away - at least until you've sold your property and moved to
your new home.
Why? Because those pleasant mementoes that mean so much to you may
actually turn off potential buyers.
You see, when buyers view your property, you want them to be able to
clearly picture themselves and their families living there. That's difficult to do
if everywhere they look they see reminders that this is your home!
So, to help sell your home quickly, make it look great, but not personalized.
Think of the showroom displays you see set up in furniture stores. Those
displays are most appealing when they enable you to easily picture yourself,
with that furniture, in your home. You probably wouldn't feel that way if it
looked like the furniture belonged to someone else.
Of course, buyers will know you currently live in your home. But helping
them imagine themselves living there will help you sell your property faster –
and possibly for a better price.
Need more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call Today!

Stephany Mercer

Stephany Mercer

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Erie Shores Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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