People are buying the house, not your stuff! So now is the time to pair down your day to day items so they don't distract from the star of the show... The house itself!
Keep the kitchen and bathroom counters and clear of clutter. Take time to organize the bedroom side tables so that everything fits in the drawers. Reduce the items on your office desk to the bare essentials. Remove extra storage shelves or cabinets.
2 - Organize Your Storage Space
Make sure your closets and storage spaces are organized! People will look inside drawers, closets, and other built in storage spaces.
It's important to make sure those spaces are organized and under control so that buyers don't think the house doesn't have enough storage space.
3-Create a Tranquil Master Bedroom
People buy aspirationally. The ideal Master Bedroom is a retreat that you can go to at the end of the day for a little relaxation. Keeping the master bedroom clean and orderly will go a long way towards creating a relaxed atmosphere, and helping buyers envision themselves living the good life once they buy your house.
4 - Don't Forget the First Impression
It doesn't take long to make a first impression! If you focus on making your home's first impression a good one, that will help with a speedy sale.
Here's a fun tip! Go to you front door and step outside. Count to ten and clear your mind, then enter your house again with fresh eyes. What's the first impression you get? Are the selling features of your house overwhelmed by clutter, a really cool and colourful piece of art, or too much furniture?
Consider what kind of first impression you want to make with your house.
5 - No Smell is the Best Smell
As tempting as it is to aim a can of Febreeze at your house and call it a day... If you have a lingering smell, it's best to get to the source and eliminate what's causing the order. Covering it up often doesn't work 100%.
To make sure you're house has a neutral smell, get a friend involved! For example, we can grow nose blind to pet smells after a while. Ask someone who doesn't spend a lot of time in the house if they notice any off putting smells. Once you've taken care of the problem, keep it clean and neutral. Because we use scent to cover up smells, if you add scent to an otherwise OK situation... Buyers might instinctively think you're trying to cover something up. OR, they might be allergic to your scent of choice! To be safe, no smell is the best kind of smell. It ensures that buyer's won't be distracted by something unpleasant or... Something a little too pleasant!