Pack Your Memories Away

(June 04, 2014 )

Items that remind us of special people, events,
milestones and interests are an important part
of what makes a home a home. Pictures on the
fireplace mantle, for example, showcase family
and friends that are important to us. You might
also have trophies, certificates, greeting cards,
and other mementoes on display in key places.
Of course, all of those things add warmth and
meaning to your home. However, if you're
preparing your home for sale, it's a good idea
to pack those memories away - at least until
you've sold your property and moved to your
new home. Why? Because those pleasant
mementoes that mean so much to you may
actually turn off potential buyers.
You see, when buyers view your property, you
want them to be able to clearly picture
themselves and their families living there. That's
difficult to do if everywhere they look they see
reminders that this is your home!
So, to help sell your home quickly, make it look
great, but not personalized. Think of the
showroom displays you see set up in furniture
stores. Those displays are most appealing
when they enable you to easily picture yourself,
with that furniture, in your home. You probably
wouldn't feel that way if it looked like the
furniture belonged to someone else.
Of course, buyers will know you currently live in
your home. But helping them imagine
themselves living there will help you sell your
property faster – and possibly for a better price.
Need more tips on preparing your home for
sale? Call today!