If you are getting ready to sell your home, you’ve already packed your collections, now continue to pack the other things that “personalize” your home. Get some good boxes and wrapping paper, and put your treasures away, ready to grace your next home.
There are a few reasons for this.
The first, of course, is so that your potential buyers will be able to visualize themselves living in the house. You don’t want them to feel like they’re intruders in your very personal space.
Next is that personal items draw attention, and you want their attention focused on the house, not you. You may be very proud of your trophies and awards, but they won’t help sell the house. You may also love to display photos of your loved ones, but when your potential buyers start looking at the photos to see if there’s anyone they know, they’ve taken their attention away from the house.
Finally, some buyers are strongly affected by what they see as the energy in the house. If your personal belongings reflect religious or political affiliations, you will turn away some buyers who don’t share your beliefs. In addition, if you display war memorabilia, firearms, or animal mounts, some will reject your home as having an “energy of violence.”
Don’t cause your prospective buyers to focus on you – let them direct their attention to your house.
If you’re not sure what to pack now, get in touch. I’ll be glad to share what I’ve learned from watching buyers tour homes.