Selling a home these days means you need to be on trend and clutter free with your interior design. Decluttering is vital, to ensure that any prospective buyer can visualise themselves living in that space. Here are some things to remove and be mindful of to maximise your selling potential.
Bulky appliances: Be sure to remove blenders, toasters or other appliances from countertops to create a sense of ample bench space. Hallways and entryways should also be free from clutter.
Personal items: Any personal items should be removed from the home as much as possible or packed away. You want your prospective buyer to feel like they are already in their future home. Photographs, keepsakes and other personal items identified with the owners should be avoided for this reason. It is also safer for you to remove any jewellery from the home
during open for inspections.
Cupboard contents: Odd as it sounds, people do open up cupboards, including drawers. Ensure that you organise the contents in all your cupboards. Many buyers have the habit of opening every door, cupboard and drawer they see so you need to ensure that what they see are only the essentials. People can be particular about the sort of storage space they
are looking for in a new home, so keep this in mind.
Pet gear: Not all home buyers own pets so it is best not to keep evidence of pets during your open home inspection. Also make sure any pet smells are not present in the home.
Home office: With the pandemic in recent times, people are changing how they view the spaces in a home. Previously, people may have looked at the home office as a space for an additional bedroom. However, people are now seeing the merit in having that flexible office space. Make a decision based on the layout of your home as to whether or not a home office
should be retained or staged as a bedroom for the sale.
Backyard clutter: Have you noticed how over time you just don't really see the clutter anymore? This is particularly true for gardens and backyards. As a starting point, hide garden tools and extra building materials you may have lying around. If you have a vegetable garden, give it a good tidy up or perhaps even plant new crops for the sale as a
functional space that can add value to your property.
Overall, think less clutter and minimal furnishings when you are putting your home on the market. We can help with all these ideas and more. Why not call us to find out how a selling advocate can help you with every aspect of selling your home?