You know how Zen gardens and yoga studios are serene? They’re kept clean and clutter free on purpose. Clearing clutter clears your mind so you can breathe deeper.
It works the same way when you want or need to sell your house. Clearing clutter is essential for selling your house quickly and at a fair price.
Why? Because just like you feel the stress melting away when you step in the yoga studio, your prospective homebuyers will feel their tensions lessen when they walk into your house-if you don’t have weeks of mail piled up and stacks of last year’s magazines on the coffee table.
Yet, I know it’s tough. You probably don’t know where to start. Selling your house is emotional enough you’ve created memories here. Let your prospective homebuyers see what you see.
The way to do that is to make it look comfortable and inviting yet neutral. Hmmm…what does that mean?
The Not So Secret Sauce to Selling Your House Quickly and for More Money
• Realtors will tell you to clear your clutter.
Start in your kitchen one drawer at a time or set aside a weekend for it-whatever works for you. Get help. A home organizer can help you keep the important papers and toss the rest. Better yet, she’ll help you file them where you’ll be able to find them later.
• Box up personal mementos like vacation memorabilia and family photos-remember, you want your prospective homebuyers to imagine themselves living there and creating their own memories. If you have a wall of school photos-you’re making it hard for them to envision themselves there with their own families.
• Need inspiration? Look through catalogs like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. The rooms look like you’d like to live there, right? Yet, they’re neutral. An interior redesigner can transform your living space into one that looks more like this. According to a survey from the I.R.I.S. (Interior Redesign Industry Specialists) 84% of „staged“ homes sell within 30 days and for more than the asking price.
Of course, clutter accumulates in every corner of homes including attics, basements and back yard sheds. You want those to appear as transcendent as a Zen studio too.
You may need some help to haul away broken furniture and other stuff that is just cluttering up your space. On the other hand, you may need someone to help you sort through it and determine if there’s buried treasure in your attic.
Another alternative is to haul it away to a storage building where you can sort through it later. Whatever you decide, having it out of your house will make your home seem more spacious and inviting. So, a key secret to selling your house quicker is to get rid of clutter.Immobilienmakler Heidelberg Makler Heidelberg
Source by Jennifer P. April