When you are trying to sell your home, there are many steps to take to ensure that you have what potential buyers are looking for. One of the most important things you can do is de-personalize. This means getting rid of some things that make it your home, and give the illusion to buyers that it could be their home.
You can begin by asking yourself what you can live without. This is a good opportunity for you to begin packing, to get a head start on the process. Do you really need all those magazines, papers, bills, etc. that are lying around taking up space? Do you need so many towels in the bathroom or toys in your kids room? There are so many things that you can go ahead and pack away that aren’t used on a daily basis. This unclutters the rooms and makes things much more organized, giving the interior of your home more pizazz.
If you have big furniture that may take away from the space in a room, don’t be afraid to go ahead and store these things somewhere else. This makes a big room look smaller. Not exactly the impression you want to give. This may also make the buyer feel as though they could not fill the room as well.
If you have walk in closets, staging here is a great addition to showing your home. Many people need big closets, and they need to be able to see how their things may fit in here. I’m not saying take everything out, but I’m sure there are some items in there that are not being used.
Take down all your personal photos off the wall. It is okay to keep a few, but too much of a good thing can be bad. This can be a distraction for buyers.