Clutter is at the heart of many stressful fights in the home. People simply do not realize how overpowering clutter can be in the home. By reducing clutter you will inevitably reduce stress. For the home seller, reducing clutter may also pose a greater chance of selling that home.
What is Clutter?
You live within your own walls day in and day out. There are knick knacks here and there. Plants are placed all over on little stands throughout the rooms. The blanket your grandmother knitted is thrown over the lazy chair and all these things feel just right in your life. The key terms here are “your life”. When a buyer walks into a house, if the rooms are full of your stuff, they will not be able to envision how their belongings will fit into that space and the sale will be lost at the door.
The key to selling a home is to remove the clutter. Remember how you feel when things are in disarray throughout your home. That anxiety, stress and angst is not what you want the potential buyer to feel when they walk through the door. Being calm and showing the potential buyer the open spaces available throughout the home will increase your chances of a sale more than you may think. The buyer wants to be able to see their sofa in front of the fire place, imagine their draperies on the windows and feel as though they could embody the space with comfort.
The Art of Home Staging
The simple truth is that many people have little or no extra funds to stage a home. Instead of trying to fill the space with staged belongings, simply hire a truck or storage shed and remove everything. That’s right; take everything out the front door and truly open the space. If there is a decision to be made between staging with rented furniture and a professional company and leaving your things in the home, total removal is the only choice.
Selling a home in a market where the number of homes for sale is growing each and every day is a challenge. This challenge is present not only for the real estate agent, but for the home owner as well. Clutter does not give off food feelings to you or the potential buyer. So, before you set up that open house, remove the clutter, remove the stress and increase your chances of selling your home. If you need clutter removal, call Cleanout Express 718-658-0979