News and Events January 9, 2024

Home Selling Tip – Decluttering

One of the first things I suggest to my clients when they are preparing to sell their home is to “declutter” and remove as much “stuff” as possible from their home.

Here are a few things to consider when “decluttering” your home:

  • It makes it easier for potential buyers to picture their furniture and posessions in the home.
  • In most cases, the less furniture in the room the larger it will appear in photos and in person.
  • Donating or selling items you aren’t using or don’t plan to use in your next home will make for lighter work once your home sells and you are packing for the move.
  • If this seems overwhelming, remember the 80/20 rule. We typically use 20% of the things we own 80% of the time.
  • Use the 3 second rule – if it takes you more than 3 seconds to decide if you should keep the item, you probably should not.
  • Here’s a link to a great article that offers some additional help with decluttering:

Click here for a list of local companies that can assist you with cleaning out your home or any additional updates you may be considering. If you have additional questions about selling your home, or simply want to know more about the local real estate market, give me a call!

Ted Evans, Associate Broker           Coldwell Banker Traditions        (757) 254-6678