Part 2 Success When Selling Your Home

First Impressions: Less is More!

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First impressions are everything—the typical buyer purchases a home based on emotions versus logic—it is key to tap into the ethos of the buyer within seconds of their arrival. How to do this you say? Starting with a freshly painted door and neutral flowing colors throughout, brighten and enlarge the home. Adding or maintaining to your home’s curb appeal, keeping up with landscaping and lawn manicuring is a great way for the home to have a tactful appearance for prospective clients, and passers-by alike.

When it comes to listing your home for sale there is a great deal of sorting to be done, whether you have lived there for two or twenty years. It may seem like an overwhelming process going through, decluttering each and every room, however, it is the easiest, and most effective way for prospective buyers to envision themselves living in your home. After residing in your home for some time now, you may have fallen blind to some of the negative attributes your home possesses, however, in these instances your realtor will be quick to give your feedback on what absolutely needs to be addressed.

The lengthiest part of the staging your home to sell is the cleaning process, it’s important; no one wants their new home to have lingering odors of the past owner—figuratively or literally! Deep cleaning your home and steaming your carpets is sure to remove any unwanted odors and prepare you to begin the staging process. After the cleansing process of your home is complete, you are ready to embark on a life-simplifying journey: decluttering your home!

DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER! Nothing is more important than taking clutter out of your home—clutter effectively translates to buyers: the home lacks adequate storage space. Clearing countertops of non-essentials such as kitchen-mixers, blenders and other household gadgets is a great place to start. Removing non-essentials, features the positives of your kitchen, and enlarging the overall feel of your home. The key rule to remember, in terms of personal items: less is more [space]!

You have already planned on moving, put some positive energy in the atmosphere, and start packing items that aren’t as essential as you once had thought. Be sure to label each room while packing. Having less miscellaneous and personal items around not only gives a room a larger feel, but also gives you a head start on organizing your new home.