Presenting a House Attractive to Buyers

Are you getting ready to sell? Cleaning and decluttering are chores often relegated to the bottom of our to-do list when preparing a home for sale. You need to set practical goals that you'll be able to stick to. Instead of aiming to get every area in your home cleaned out within one weekend, focus on more realistic goals.

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Preparing your home to sell means presenting a house attractive to buyers. If you're going to be living in the home while it's on the market and choosing not to stage it, you must go through a decluttering process. It can feel overwhelming at first, but I assure you the process can be broken down into manageable steps to help your home sell faster and for a better price.

1. Take photos of what you're up against. You might think things look pretty good until you see your home with the camera's unflinching eye. Photograph every room from multiple angles, and you'll begin to see what buyers will see. Don't forget to snap the closets, laundry rooms, and garage.

2. Plan a room-by-room attack. This doesn't have to be done in a day, a weekend, or even a week. Regarding your timeline, tackle as much or as little as you can reasonably manage before burning out. If you try too much at once, you will likely start making unfortunate compromises about what stays and what goes.

3. Use a checklist when you assess a room; list what needs to be done and the order in which it makes the most sense. Visualizing the process will prevent you from wasting time. For example, You may find that certain pieces of furniture can go, and if you haven't planned for help moving them out, you can get stalled.

4. Be ruthless. You have clothes you haven't worn in years, piles in the garage you've moved around, and shelves of unread or dispensable books. Start thinking of those "perfect" somethings you've been hanging onto as anchors dragging down your home's appeal.


Eric Slifkin, Broker Associate

Eric Slifkin, Team Lead

Your local real estate expert

Are you seeking a home that suits your lifestyle, community, and neighborhood needs? Eric offers home buyers a turn-key approach to finding and purchasing real estate from the Treasure Coast to the Palm Beaches and beyond with his team.


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