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Ridding Yourself of the Clutter Monster - When Selling a Home

Dec 6, 2007
One of the most important things that you need to do when it comes to preparing to put your home onto the market for sale is to rid your residence of all of the clutter. By eliminating clutter, you will have your home in the best possible position for a faster sale at a price that is acceptable to you.

Getting rid of clutter can be a challenging task. If you are like most people, you have nick-nacks and items of that nature in abundance throughout your home. What you must realize is that your important keepsakes do not have the same meaning to a person who is viewing your house with an eye to purchasing it. Therefore, one of the first and most challenging tasks that you need to undertake is to minimize the number of nick-nacks that are lying around your home.

The kitchen is one room that is particularly subject to attracting clutter. Therefore, when it comes to removing clutter from your home in advance of putting it on the market to sell, you need to pay close attention to clearing out and tidying up the kitchen. Potential buyers actually will spend a great deal of time considering the kitchen itself, which only adds to the necessity of making sure that the kitchen ends up a clutter free zone.

If you have children, it is important that you stow away their toys. You do not want children's toys lying around the house for a number of reasons. Of course, the rule against clutter applies here. But, some buyers end up concerned when it comes to a house in which children live. They worry that children are hard on a house and that there might be unseen damage or wear and tear at the residence because of the children. For this reason, it is not a bad idea to minimize the attention that is drawn to children when it comes to marketing your home for sale.

In regard to dealing with your clutter, you might want to have someone else come in and take a look over your home and assist you in eliminating clutter. The reality is that we become some used to our living environments, we oftentimes do not even recognize clutter when it is staring us in the face.

By following these tips, by eliminating clutter from your home, you will be well on your way to getting your home in the best possible position for placement on the real estate market. Indeed, the elimination of clutter is a prime step that you must take in preparing to sell your home. By eliminating clutter, you will have a better chance of selling your home more quickly and closer the asking price that you are seeking when you do put your home onto the market.

One recommendation that I would strongly make is to hire a professional home stager.
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Lance Mohr is your Tampa real estate expert, with over 10 years of experience and 15 years of investing. Please visit our New Tampa Real Estate website and add our Tampa real estate blog to your favorites section of your browser.
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