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Importance of decluttering your home

The time has come to sell your home.  You always hear de-clutter your home.  You ever wonder why it is so important to de-clutter your home?

If there is nothing else you do to prepare your home to sell, de-cluttering is the single most important thing you can do.

There are multiple reasons why it is so important to de-clutter your home.

1-  You don’t want home buyers to focus on items in your home.  You want potential home buyers to focus on the actual home itself not your belongings or lifestyle.  A home that is mildly cluttered can pull a home buyers attention away from the space you are trying to sell.  A heavily cluttered home will just deter home buyers.

2-You are merchandising your home.  What is the definition of merchandising?  To plan for and promote the sales of a product by presenting its features and benefits.  By de-cluttering your home you are allowing the home buyers to picture themselves in your space.  It allows them to take ownership and decide how they can best use an area of your home to suit their needs.

3- Lastly, you have already started the packing process when it comes time to move.  Much of what you are not using is already packed and ready to go.  De-cluttering your home before you sell will save you time and aggravation rather than running around like crazy at the last minute when your home does actually sell and it becomes time to move.

Ok, de-cluttering is a lot of work, but of all the things you can do to prepare your home to sell, it is free (next to cleaning)!  De-cluttering will help you secure good offers on your home and help to sell your home quicker.

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This article, Top 3 Reasons to De-clutter Your Home for Sale, is written by Kevin Vitali of EXIT Group One Real Estate.  I have 13 years of experience preparing and listing homes for sale.  One of my services is helping you put a plan in place to prepare your home for sale.   if you are thinking of selling your home give me a call at 978-360-0422 or email me at kevin@kevinvitali.com

 

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