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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE (HOW TO DE-CLUTTER)

 

SELLING YOUR HOUSE?  DON’T GET OVERWHELMED BY  ‘WHERE TO START”.   START BY REMOVING THE CLUTTER:  BOX UP  PHOTOS, TRINKETS, COLLECTIONS… ANYTHING THAT COLLECTS DUST.  YOU DON’T WANT BUYERS DISTRACTED, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO LIVES THERE . 

EMPTY OUT THE CLOSETS, AND RE-ORGANIZE. YOU ARE MOVING ANYWAY!  WHATEVER YOU DO NOW, YOU WON’T HAVE TO DO LATER. GET RID OF WHATEVER YOU DON’T USE AND DON’T WEAR.  THERE SHOULD BE SIGNIFICANT EMPTY SPACE EN EVERY CLOSET (AND THAT GOES FOR THE LINEN CLOSETS AND PANTRIES AS WELL).  ARRANGE HANGING ITEMS  BY COLORS, OR ALTERNATE PRINTS WITH SOLIDS … LEAVING SPACE BETWEEN THE HANGERS.  BASKETS.

staged lrCREATE  A “MODEL HOME” OR A “HOTEL” FEEL  (YOU DON’T WANT HOME BUYERS  WONDERING ABOUT WHO IS/WAS THERE. YOU WANT TO CREAT A ‘”THIS COULD BE MINE!'” FEEL SO THEY CAN IMAGINE THEMSELVES LIVING THERE.  

PLACE THE FURNITURE SO AS TO CREATE FLOW AND DEFINE SPACE.  GIVE EACH ROOM A PURPOSE. REMOVE ANY FURNITURE THAT BLOCKS THE DOORS OR WINDOWS.  REMOVE EXCESS FURNITURE TO MAKE THE ROOMS SEEM BIGGER.  THE MORE FURNITURE, THE SMALLER THE ROOM WILL ‘FEEL’.

EMPTY BEDROOMS?   I TELL MY SELLER CLIENTS  TO STACK  THOSE BOXES ( EMPTY … OR THE ONES  FULL OF PHOTOS/BOOKS/PERSONAL NICKNACKS) AND CREATE A ‘BED’.  DRESS IT WITH LUXURIOUS LINENS AND PILLOWS AND YOU’LL HAVE AN ‘INSTANT’ ROOM.  BELIEVE ME, A ROOM WITH MINIMAL FURNITURE OUTSHINES AN EMPTY ONE.

MOST BUYERS DON’T MIND SEEING STACKS OF BOXES IN THE GARAGE. IT’S  AN SOLID INDICATOR THAT THE SELLERS ARE SERIOUS ABOUT MOVING.  ALTERNATIVELY… PORTABLE STORAGE UNITS WORK WELL, AND CAN BE FILLED, AND CARTED AWAY.

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