Here are some top tips on clearing out clutter to enable a faster sale:
1. Clear Out Clutter
Every home has clutter. To increase the value of your home do your best to remove yours. Remove anything you don’t need. Pre-pack and place the packed items in storage. This will enable buyers to have a better look into their potential property.
2. Have A Garage Sale
The time to have a garage sale is before you put your house on the market, not after it is sold!
When you decide to sell, start going through your closets and cupboards, eliminating items you don’t want to keep. Do the same in the garden shed. Get rid of or store the odds and ends.
It’s interesting to note that the longer someone lives in a home, the more used to the clutter they become. Unfortunately, closets, cupboards and garages brimming with “old treasures” make a home look smaller and cramped to a prospective buyer. Sellers should also carefully examine their furniture, and consign items that are not needed to the storage or the garage sale. Most homes occupied by the same owner for several years tend to be somewhat overfurnished. Erring on the side of space, not clutter makes for a more marketable home.
3. Get Rid Of Excess
‘Knick-Knacks’Another “item” that adds to the clutter of a home is excess knickknacks. Scrutinize the kitchen for rarely used utensils/gadgets; miscellaneous items in closets and cupboards, even small furniture and throw rugs, which can be neatly stored. Pack or give away clothing that will not be worn as well.
4. Rearrange And Organise
Remove as many articles as possible from the kitchen and bathroom counter-tops to the cupboards below – they will still be within handy reach in the newly created space. Organise the closets. Clear off your night-stands and bureaus.
5. Remove Your Personal Items
Most lived-in homes have pictures and items of sentimental value. Remove them when the home is being shown. Buyers don’t want to be attached to your memories. They will want to see the quality of the walls, not your pictures of your family or your keep-sakes.
I hope I have been of help to you with these tips.
Sometimes you need to be able to sell your home faster and simply don’t have time to focus on things like curb appeal.
At Property Renovations Ely we buy properties in any condition.
We also have a number of creative solutions, including ways for you to sell your home and stay living in it.
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