The 3 D’s
when you are getting your house ready to sell.
When preparing your home to show to potential buyers, you must encourage them to visualize living in the home, but not your home.
Depersonalize: Removing all your personal items such as photos, trophies and collectibles is the process of depersonalizing your home. Knickknacks and wall décor are also personal taste items that may distract buyers from seeing the home as theirs. Carefully pack and store your treasured items out of sight. Storage units that can be rented are a good option.
Decluttering: Think of decluttering your home as interior curb appeal. Any extra furniture or unnecessary items like books, magazines and hobby supplies all add weight and a visual distraction in a room. The more spacious the room appears the more appealing it will be. Minimize as much as you can without compromising your lifestyle too much.
Deep Cleaning: Doing a thorough deep cleaning of your home is vital. It makes sense to clean after you have removed the clutter. Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. Home buyers will also open cabinet pantries and closets to access storage opportunities. My pet peeve is sticky, grimy light switches and dirt patio door tracks.