Getting your house ready to sell doesn’t have to be a difficult process. In actuality the ways to increase home appeal can be boiled down to getting rid of four things:

Lose the Non-Essentials

This means to get rid of the clutter in your home. Now clutter isn’t just the obvious stuff like junk mail or knick-knacks. When you’re preparing your home for sale, clutter is anything you don’t use every day:

  • Kitchen gadgets and rarely-used appliances like blenders, toaster ovens or bread machines.
  • Bathroom toiletries you use only occasionally.
  • Seasonal clothing, formal wear and anything you won’t be wearing while showing your home.
  • Any pantry items you won’t be cooking with this week.
  • Sports or hobby equipment.
  • Anything else that isn’t a daily essential.

Most people don’t do enough to depersonalize when getting ready to sell their house. Many people assume that means family photos, and although that is true, this extends to any items that relate to your culture, hobbies, family life, etc.

Lose the Grime

This means that you need to buckle down and clean your home like crazy. If you don’t have the time to deep clean on your own then consider hiring a cleaning service—because anything less than perfectly clean will turn off buyers.

You want your home to be clean to a degree that you’d never live in normally. Potential buyers are very picky and any sign of dirt, hair or grime of any kind will knock your house off their list.

Lose Storage Space Clutter

Most home buyers want to see ample storage space. To prepare your home for sale, you’ll want to remove all or most of the items from your closets, cabinets and drawers. But be careful about where you store them: A lot of client will use their garage and attic to store these items which then leaves those areas cluttered and unorganized.

In order to make your house ready to sell, clear the junk out of your garage, attic, basement and/or sheds. This will give potential buyers a true feel for how much storage your house offers. This might require purchasing a storage unit.

Lose the “One-Day” Projects

Are you the type of person who holds onto old furniture or projects because “one day” you’ll reupholster it? Or refuses to throw out those wet suits in the attic because “one day” you’re going to take up scuba diving? Now’s the time to admit that “one day” isn’t coming. Getting rid of these items will ensure better home appeal for potential buyers and make the moving process easier for you.

About Danielle Verboski

Whether you are looking for homes for sale or looking for a real estate agent to sell your home, having a dedicated professional who is committed to excellence is essential to a smooth real estate transaction. I am that person! The path to and from home ownership is best traveled with an experienced professional. Let me lead the way and help simplify the process. Born and raised in Connecticut, my level of expertise in the local area and market is unparalleled. With over 12 years experience in the customer service industry, the undivided attention that all clients receive while working with me is what sets me apart from the rest. I am personally committed to each and every one of my clients, no matter what their role is in the Connecticut real estate market.