Moving is stressful. In fact, moving is one of life’s top 5 stressful situations. Selling a home adds additional stress. According to Forbes, HGTV and about.com there are a number of important ways a home should be prepared for sale. These presale activities include decluttering and help create a space where potential buyers can imagine themselves living.
Make the home look spacious by decluttering
Remove small items such as décor and books. Also, remove large items like oversized furniture that takes up a lot of room and makes the space appear smaller.
Disconnect and increase the aspirational appeal
For your own good (read sanity) and for the good of potential buyers, experts recommend that you unplug your emotional connection to the house. There are several ways to accomplish this but an easy place to start is to remove personal items such as photos and other items with sentimental value.
Removing personal items has the added benefit of allowing potential buyers to visualize themselves in the home. That’s much more difficult to do with pictures of your family everywhere.
Royal Hawaiian Movers can help
Royal Hawaiian Movers has decluttering services that can relieve some of the stress of selling your home. First, unwanted items can be professionally packed. This creates space for cleaning and possibly staging remaining items. Packed items can be moved and stored at the secure Royal Hawaiian Movers warehouse facility. Moving the items completely offsite prevents items from being kept in storage areas and allows you to show off the storage capacity of your home.
Once your house is sold Royal Hawaiian Movers can pack the remaining items, reunite them with the items in storage and make arrangements for your belongings to be delivered to your new home.
You can take your presale preparations even further by hiring a professional to provide staging services. Data collected by staging.com indicates that 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. The same data reveals that staged homes sell for 17% more on average.