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November 10, 2016

Selling Tips: Cleaning Out Clutter

by derekespeer

poor curb appeal

In my experience, most buyers gravitate to the kitchen, master suite, and bathrooms first when looking at a property.  It is also pretty predictable that a guy will typically want to go to the basement first to check out the furnace, water heater, etc. (whether he knows anything about them or not!).  

In this short post, we’ll focus on a few simple tips to address all that “stuff” you’ve accumulated while in your property.

Buyers want to see how big your cabinets, closets, garage, and shed are, so you can expect them to open up those spaces and take a look.  This means don’t just throw stuff in them to get it off the counter!  Trust me, a buyer is going to look! These spaces may all be large but can seem small if they are full and cluttered.  

  • Go through these spaces and create donate, keep, and toss piles
  • The items you’re keeping, if you can live without them between now and the time you sell, put them in storage
  • Install closet organizers to help the space look organized
  • Give closets a fresh coat of paint and cabinets new shelf liner
  • Rent a storage unit or moving pod prior to staging

The better organized your storage spaces are, the larger they will appear to home buyers.  I would love the opportunity to work for you!  Call or email me today.

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