Two Tips For Decluttering Your Home Before Showing It To Potential Buyers

5 June 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


If you have put your home up for sale, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to turn it into a showcase that would attract potential buyers when they come to see it. If so, use the following tips for decluttering your home and opening up space before opening it up to the public.

Remove All Personal Items From Tables And Walls

Your walls and tabletops may be adorned with family pictures, albums, and trinkets that represent the memories you have made while living in the house. To you, these probably add a cozy, comfortable feel to your home. However, to potential buyers, these pieces of personal memorabilia may just look like clutter.

If you keep all of your personal items up during a showing, they can distract the individual from seeing the house as theirs. In their eyes, these items may detract from their vision for the home.

Before you show the house, take these items down. This process can also help you start to detach from the house, especially if you have lived there for a long time.

Take Out Half Of The Stuff In Your Closet

If you have large walk-in closets, these can increase the appeal of your home. However, if they are full of your clothes, shoes, and holiday decorations, it could turn a potential buyer off.

When your closet is cluttered, they cannot see the full extent of the space. To them, the cluttered closet may appear small and cramped, decreasing their interest in your home.

To increase your closets' appeal, take out half of the stuff you keep in there. You want enough in the closet to give a good representation of what can fit in there without having it overly stuffed.

Also, packing away the other half of your remaining possessions can give you a head start on what you need to do to move out. You can either stow the boxes away in the attic space or ask a friend or family member to keep them at their place until it is time to move.

Using the tips above can help improve your home's appeal to potential buyers. For more ideas and tips on making your home stand out during a showing, you may want to ask a real estate agent for their advice about specific things you can do to improve the house's appearance both inside and out.