Start Planning to Sell Your House in 2017

What can you do to get the most return on investment from your home sale? There are many things you can do to plan ahead, but today, we’ll discuss decluttering.

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If you are planning on selling your house in the next year, what are some things that you should do inside and outside of your home to get the best return on your investment?

There are many things that you will need to do to prepare your home for the market.

First of all, you should always think about how your home will present itself. Make sure that your home is clean, fresh, and decluttered.

Whether you have a small home or a large home, there are always things that you can take off of the shelves or off of the walls. Every home seller has some decluttering to do. I recommend going room by room and looking for things that you can remove.

Every home seller has some decluttering to do.

If you’re not selling your home for another year, don’t worry about taking your personal photos down quite yet. However, when you are closer to listing, you should take those personal photos down because they can be very distracting for buyers.

For example, I recently went on a listing appointment. The client had a picture of his daughter up, and his daughter was wearing the exact same wedding dress that I wore 20 years ago. As a professional, I know better, but I was so excited to see the dress that I was completely distracted!

You need to remove items that will distract buyers from your home. At most, you can leave three items on any countertop or surface. If you have a beautiful night stand, make sure that there are only one or two items on there so that people focus on how big the room is. You want buyers to envision how they will live in your home.

So, declutter your home and make sure it is completely clean. Check the windows and the wood around the windowsills; sometimes, you may need to sand or stain those areas. Prepare the house for the next buyer to move in.

I’ll go over a few more tips on preparing your home for the market in future videos. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would be happy to help you!