I’m sure that your home has a ton of personality. In fact, I’m almost positive if you’re like me and most people, you have plenty of pictures above the fireplace, and even more coverings the walls showcasing happy family and friend memories over the years… or awards and other trophies in the children’s bedrooms or everywhere else representing your family members achievements that make you proud… or maybe you’re like me and have the fridge door covered with notes, pictures, and random embarrassing souvenir magnets we bought on family vacations.
Radom magnets NOT my refrigerator 🙂
Your trophy case will not help sell your house
I know your kids are cute, but there pics will not help sell your home
All of the above (between the Vlog video) is awesome stuff for you! But not so much for when it’s time to sell your property on the market for top dollar. All of that personality can work against you. When buyers view your property, they want to visualize themselves living there, not you and your family. Make sense?
Have you ever noticed how model homes or “staged homes” are often beautifully furnished and decorated? All the rooms look perfect and enticing. They draw you in. They make you want to stay. Why? Because, although all the rooms in the model homes or staged homes look great, they’re also impersonal and generic. There’s no uncomfortable sense that you’re in a stranger’s home. You can easily see yourself living there. Bingo!
That’s exactly what you should strive to achieve when you’re preparing your house, apartment, or condo for sale, and that’s what I’ll help you achieve when you’re ready to list your Los Feliz or other Eastside Los Angeles neighborhood property on the market for sale.
You can’t get rid of every personal item in your home, and I understand that. That would be impractical. But there’s a lot of small adjustments you can make to depersonalize your home that would make a world of difference for you earning more money on the sale of your property. For example, you can:
- Take down personal pictures form the walls and anywhere else
- Clear items from the fridge door, cabinets, and shelves
- Store awards and trophies away in boxes
- Remove personal knick knacks and similar items
- Keep only general titles on a bookshelf and store the rest away
I’m going to keep reminding you over and over, the more easily buyers can envision themselves or their families living in your home, the more likely they will become interested in the property, and make an offer to buy the spot.
The alternative to the above is you moving out of your home completely. Let a Realtor stage the property, and take professional photographs and video. If you have the resources to relocate before the sale is procured that may be a smoother process for you. If your Realtor is like me we can get the job done for top dollar with you still living at the property.
I hope you enjoyed the above information and vlog video. If you want more tips or ideas for making your property look even more appealing to potential buyers contact me today.
Getting Your House Ready To Sell
I’m a local real estate agent with Sothebys International Realty and It would be my pleasure to help you find the perfect property to call home in Los Feliz CA, or if you’re thinking about selling a house, condo, or multi-family building in, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Mount Washington, or Downtown Los Angeles, it would be a privilege to help you get top dollar for the sale of your property.
Lets chat sometime. 310-913-9477 or contact me.