How To Organize Your Home To Sell It And Make More Money

How To Organize Your Home To Sell It And Make More Money

How to organize your Home to Sell it…and make more Money!

A good organization system is invaluable in any home. When your house is listed for sale you should organize every space in your home to avoid it looking overly cluttered. If you skip this step in staging your house for sale it could cost you money at closing with a lower offer or cause buyers to pass on your home altogether.

In general, a buyer must be able to in vision themselves in your home with their belongings. If you have so much clutter laying around that it’s impossible to walk through the hallway then we really need to get to work in enhancing the appeal and organization structure of your home.

Do you own any of those decorative baskets and boxes you see for sale everywhere? You know the cute ones in Target or Pottery Barn? Almost everyone does, and almost everyone purchases them with the intention of organizing their home however what more often than not winds up happening is this: the boxes and baskets get loaded to the top and there is still junk everywhere else. All you did was create a crutch to allow for more stuff! This simply will not do if you are placing your home for sale.

For a buyer to make an appointment to view your home he/she must first overcome various hurdles.  Many things go through their mind. How do the online photos look? 96% of buyers start their home search online. If your photos are not done professionally and beautifully then you can lose a large group potential home buyers. How is the pricing? No one and I mean NO ONE wants to overpay for a home. Especially with the prices in San Diego county. I have yet to meet a buyer who sees a home priced $20,000 above the highest sold comparable and says- that’s okay- I will pay the extra $20,000 just because. The pricing of your home must be on-point! Next is the curb appeal. It is a fact of life that when you place your home for sale, the information gets syndicated onto the World Wide Web with your sales price, house info and address. Which means potential home buyers may be driving by the front of your home to see if the photos online really do match your home or if they were adobe photo shopped to death. Curb appeal still rings true even in these days of technological wonder…every buyer is either drawn in or deterred by the exterior condition of the prospective home.

After all of that- if you can get them into view the actual inside of your home then it is ON! That is your time to shine. Sure you have clean windows, well arranged furuniture, updated light fixtures but what happens if they decide to open up a cabinet door? Or worse the hall closet door?? You do not want the buyers to disconnect with your home. Any little deterrent or clue that you may not upkeep your home will be enough for them to feel that perhaps your home is priced too high and there may be other issues laying below the surface.

If you have items thrown around your home – big or small- it will create the red flag that your home lacks storage space.

De-clutter. Get rid of anything you have not used in over a year. Only keep the things that bring you joy or that you really need. Organize what is left in the best way possible.

I often time will help my sellers in organizing their home to present it for the market.  I care about eye sores that may deter a buyer.

I don’t just throw up a sign and call it a day like many realtors out there. I am very involved in the process. It is a missing we are completing together.

If you need any more tips in helping to stage your home for sale just give me a call.


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Dated: December 21st 2016
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