February 03, 2020 at 11:25am | Scott Lehr


Now that you’ve decided to sell your house, you should know what it takes to get it sold quickly and for the best price. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to discuss some of the things you’ll need to address before that can happen.

Decluttering Your Home with Ease

The first thing you need to do is to declutteryour home. This means you need to remove all non-essential items from the house. According to this article by Organise My House, some of the areas that are prone to clutterare garages, kitchen surfaces, bedside tables, and food storage cupboards. Once you’ve identified the areas in your home that hide clutter, you’ll have to develop a planto take care of them. This decluttering plan will take into account deadlines for starting and finishing each room. You can use large trash bags to divide items into categories such as keep, donate, recycle and discard.

Learning to Depersonalize Successfully

Having decluttered, your home may feel lighter and be better organized, but that doesn’t mean you’re done. Now it’s time to go through the house to remove personal items or change things that identify living spaces as being yours. According to this article by Midwest Properties, some of the things you can removeare photo collections, refrigerator magnets, framed awards, and sports memorabilia. Another aspect of depersonalization involves replacing wallpaper and repainting areas that would not appeal to the average buyer. By depersonalizing your house, you gain the advantage of allowing the buyer to see themselves and their possessions in the home. However, you should also bear in mind that you might need to find a storage unit for your personal items while waiting for the house to sell.

Staging Essentials You Should Know

With the clutter and personal items removed, you can now move on to staging the house. If you can afford it, you can always hire a professional stager but there are a few tricks you can do by yourself. It’s imperative that the house is thoroughly cleaned both inside and out. You should make use of the house’s natural light and use mirrors where possible to create the illusion of space. Pieces of art, house plants, and accent rugs are some other small touches you can use to boost your house’s appeal.

Since you’re selling, chances are high that you’re already working with a real estate agent. HomeAdvisor explains that you should get the agent’s opinionon what you can do with your home as they would be aware of what’s going on in the market. If done right, you’re likely to see some benefitsfrom home staging like selling your home quickly and getting better offers.

The Photo-Ready House

In recent times, buyers have been more likely to peruse online realty websites before attending open houses or contacting a real estate agent for a tour. In that light, this article by Your Move highlights some key areas you should be handling in order to get the best photos. When taking pictures of the outside, you should make sure the light is optimal and that the lawn is mowed. When inside, you can set the dining table and add a bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen to add some homeliness to the spaces being photographed. If you want to go even further, you could hire a professional photographer to take as well as edit the photos and even take online video creation lessons so you can design a house tour video for your potential buyers.

A potential buyer can change their mind about buying a house for many reasons. If you want to grab a buyer’s interest and close the deal, use these tips to bring out the best in your home!
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