Thinking of selling in the new year?...Time to De-clutter
Blog by Bettina Reid | December 3rd, 2012
You don't have to wait for Spring to do your spring cleaning. If you were considering a move in the new year, now is as good a time as any to start to de-clutter and get your home ready to show. If you are already on the market and haven't done this yet....then now is the time to get that done.
In my house "If you haven't used it, worn it or even thought of it in the last 6 months...then it's time to get rid of it!" and we aren't moving any time soon. It is a good habit to get into. Stuff always seems to accumulate faster than we think and before too long we have piles of junk hidden everywhere.
When you are thinking of putting your home on the market you really need to use similar guidelines...you will realize just how much you can get rid of or at least start to pack away. I always tell my clients you are moving anyways, so why not start to pack things up.
Working with buyers there is nothing more refreshing and inviting than a home that is free of clutter and where the stage is set to entice a buyer to make a purchase. People naturally think with their senses and if there isn't a warm feeling the majority won't even consider it. First impression will be showcasing your home with great photos, you can't get good photos when your home is full of clutter.
If your home doesn't show at its best...then you will likely pay the price. Especially in a Buyer's market when there are so many other homes to choose from. Don't let yours be missed!