Prepare to sell! The decision has been made to sell your home and relocate. Now your mind is full of the multitude of tasks that need to happen. Where do you begin? Here are 3 tips to get your home market ready based on Organization and Relocation’s project manager, Jennifer Gowler’s recent personal experience of putting her own place on the market.
1. Put away all your personal photos and items. You want potential buyers to visualize their own pictures and items in the space. Packing up these items properly for moving right now will get you a step ahead in the moving process. Bonus!
2. Clear out excess/un-necessary furniture to make the rooms seem larger. This is also a good opportunity to get rid of those items you don’t use or love (or maybe they have been so loved their time has expired). Any furniture you plan on using in your new home that doesn’t quite accentuate your current space should be put in storage while your home is on the market.
3. Pick a theme and stage the home with items that will look good in photographs. It may not be your particular taste, but that is ok. It is not going to be your home for much longer. This is part of the transition process of leaving a home. Some simple staging can go a long way.
Following these three simple guidelines will put you well on the road to seeing that sold sign in your front yard. It is easy to get attached to our spaces (and our things). Change is rarely easy, but it is a good time to reflect on what and who is truly important to us. Create the lifestyle that you want with the people you want to share it with. Happy moving!
May 30, 2018
Written by: Jennifer Gowler
Photography by: Chris Nyce