Living in a for sale home can be difficult, and if you’re not careful, you may feel like you’re living in a doctor’s waiting room. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your comfort for the sake of a sale, and buyers don’t want to see a sterile room anyway. The best option for both you and the buyer are to find the balance between too lived in and too clean. While you still need to be conscious about cleanliness and staging, you should still feel like you can be yourself at home.
1. Pack it, straighten it, or Trash it
Before you even think about listing your home, you should go to your house and declutter. Go through your garage, your attic, and cabinets. Getting rid of unnecessary items will help you create space to get organized and show your home in the best light.
This will also make it easier for you to move when your house sells.
Focus especially on your kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Removing large items from this room will give you space to quickly put away things before a showing and allow buyers to picture their own things in the empty spaces.
2. Store It
Some buyers are interested in storage space; use this to your advantage and start storing items you don’t need for your everyday life. If you don’t have space in your basement or garage, invest in a storage unit. When deciding what to store, don’t forget to include any unnecessary furniture that clutters up space. Cluttered rooms often appear smaller than they really are. If you’re unsure about whether you should store an item or use it for staging, ask your real estate agent or a home stager.
3. Clean It
No one knows you better than you, so be honest with yourself. If you know you’re the kind of person who can’t keep things neat for a full day, increase the number of times you clean every week or hire a cleaning company to do the work for you.
4. Plan It
If you know you aren’t a neat person, talk to your real estate agent and ask him or her to schedule showings for specific time frames. Doing this may limit the number of buyers who will see your home, but it will also allow you to tidy up before those times. Using this strategy to sell your home, can be especially helpful if you have young children or pets.
You don’t have to be a neat freak to sell your home. The most important things to remember when trying to sell a home is to price your home right and make sure you show your home well. You can do this and be comfortable, by slightly adjusting your habits, packing organizing and storing early on, cleaning regularly, and scheduling time blocks for home showings. If you do all of these things, the time you will spend in your for sale home should be greatly reduced.
Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/