With the DIY and fixer-upper TV show craze, you may feel overwhelmed with getting your home ready to sell. We all have our own styles and tastes, but they might not look like the shiny remodeled homes that we see on TV after the professional team is done with the remodel. If you are not very handy or don’t have very much time on your hands to “fix up” your own home, don’t worry! There are several cheap things to do to get your home sold, such as depersonalizing and decluttering!
Removing certain items in your home can make the space seem bigger. Buyers willing to pay top dollar can usually be scared away by what they might see as a project. Doing some simple decluttering and depersonalizing will help you get started on packing and will help you get more money for your home. Read more about these two easy things you can do to get your home sold below!
To depersonalize your home, you will need to pack up the items in your house that are “specifically you” – photos of you and your friends or family, “quirky” art pieces, and homemade items should be among the things packed up to depersonalize your home. Depersonalizing your home helps buyers imagine the home is theirs when being shown the house. If a buyer walks into a home with many photos of people they don’t recognize, it may be hard for them to think about the home being theirs. It may also make home buyers uncomfortable as they realize they’re walking through a stranger’s home.
Many home stagers try to use more neutral colors and styles in their decorating with just a few loud colors. If you have colorful paint on your walls, you won’t have to worry about making any more of a statement. Also, make sure that your wall decor is not offensive and very “G Rated” as this is another way to scare away potential buyers. If you have something on your walls that they think is negative or rude, it may shy them away from trying to work with you to get your home sold. Schedule your complementary seller consultation! Contact Nevada Desert Realty to schedule a consultation to develop your market strategy! 702-509-1446!
As you are depersonalizing your house, you may at the same time be decluttering. You want your home to seem larger and taking out temporary unnecessary furniture pieces such as side tables or footrests can really help with making space seem larger. If there are kids in the household, you will want to pack up as many toys as possible as well, at least while the house is being shown. This will help the home seem cleaner and may attract more buyers interested in paying top dollar.
Another way to declutter is to clear the countertops, both in the kitchen and in the bathroom. This will make the space seem bigger and cleaner. Yes, we know this might make living a little harder when you have to pull your everyday things out of the cabinets, but this is only a temporary sacrifice to help your home sell faster and for the right price.
Sometimes decluttering and depersonalizing your home can be hard. You may feel like everything you have out is necessary and required in your day to day living. You also may not realize that your home may be viewed as “cluttered” by another person. If you can, enlist the help of your opinionated friends, family, or acquaintances to come over and help you figure out what can be packed up and what can stay. It may be best if you are able to get someone who hasn’t been to your house before or doesn’t come to your house often to get a fresh pair of eyes to look over your home. Be sure to walk these friends through your home to help you with every room, because every space counts!
Your real estate agent can also be a huge help when it comes to figuring out how to declutter and depersonalize your home. They will know what other homes for sale in the area look like on the inside and can help you determine how much you need to do to be competitive in your area. They can also give you a few hints about other things to do to get your home sold fast and for Top Dollar, such as painting your home, cleaning your home, and more! Contact Nevada Desert Realty at 702-509-1446 if you are looking for experienced real estate agents in Henderson, Las Vegas, and Boulder City! See other houses for sale in Henderson and just sold prices!