Selling your home may prove to be more difficult than you thought. But, if the real estate market is not stagnant, then why won’t your home sell?
There are several reasons why it may not sell from poor curb appeal down to you still live there with your pets. If you do not have a professional staging your home, that is just one reason you need to get one and a storage unit as soon as possible.
The process of staging your home will lead to a faster sale, but, in the process, you need to store the following items in a storage unit.
Your Personal Items
As you start to stage your home, you want to think like you are a home buyer. When you enter a home to purchase, you do not want to see other people’s memories and items. You need to think about each room strategically and create a comfortable environment that welcomes the buyer into it.
Some of the personal items you need to store include:
- Trinkets, knick-knacks, memorabilia, and small décor
- ATVs, boats, extra cars
- Family photos and portraits
- Children’s toys and artwork
- Pet toys or products
- Crafts and supplies
Anything you have used to personalize your home or put your own spin on it should be stored so that the buyer can see themselves in your home.
Think of this process as depersonalization.
Get Rid of Clutter
Now is a good time for you to shed some items from your home’s waist and clean out the clutter you may have. This means buckling down and tossing out or donating items that have no meaning to you or use in your life.
To ensure your home is as clutter-free as can be, store these items:
- Decorations, especially holiday ones
- Moving supplies
- Extra furniture
- Cleaning supplies
- Bedding and extra linens
- Kitchen accessories
- And similar
Get Rid of Overused Items
While you may not think your items are overused, any items that show wear and tear should be removed from the home.
Here are some items you should consider storing:
- Any ripped window screens
- Broken lights or fixtures
- Worn or dirty rugs
- Outdated appliances or appliances that do not work
- Damaged gutters, fence posts, and shutters
Sell Your Home Quicker with Needed Upgrades
While staging is a major part of selling your home, it is important that you do not let home buyers see your house in disarray either. If you have broken pipes, fixtures, or your home is in an overall need of a remodel, it is important that you fix these things beforehand.
Home buyers can be very picky, and it has nothing to do with you but more to do with whether they can picture themselves living in your home. If you are unsure as to whether an item should stay or go, think about whether you would want to see it when you look at a home for sale. Remember, think as a third person without knowledge of your home as opposed to thinking of the items as yours.