Show your space, not your taste!
It is important to remember that home buyers want to see your space, not your taste! Square footage is what will sell your house, not necessarily your eclectic taste.
Pack it Up
Go through each room and pack away anything non-essential, but don't leave the boxes in plain sight, as this might make the buyer think you are anxious to sell your home. Store them in the garage, or the shed, or the basement. These aren't options? What about a friend with some extra space, or even a small storage locker.
Your Taste May Not Be Their Taste
You love that throw cushion with the nautical theme! So do I! But, guess what? Not everybody will. We all have different taste, and that is what makes the world a colourful and interesting place. Save it for your new home, and use neutrals so that potential buyers can imagine their belongings in THEIR new home. Your fun and funky cushion will be right at home in your new space.
Speaking of Neutrals
Remember that the goal is for potential buyers to see themselves in your space. Bright coloured walls might be your thing, but not everybody has your funky style. Strong colours can also make a space look smaller, so if you can swing it in the budget, paint out any bold colours with something more neutral. The return on your investment just might be an offer!
Closing that Sale
You love your home! That's great. You will love your new home too. Your best chance of getting a great offer is to sell the space, not your taste! Clear it out, save your taste for your new place, and neutralize where you can. For more advice and help with staging your home, contact Lisa by clicking here.