Keep Your Home Organized and Ready to Show
Selling a home can take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on your neighborhood, the housing market, your list price and your home’s condition.
If you want to increase your chances of getting a good offer and selling your house quickly, you have to be prepared to make sure your home looks nice — and then keep it that way.
This might sound simple, but if you’re living in the house you’re trying to sell, then keeping it pristine will mean modifying your routines, which can be a hassle.
Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to keep an organized home while you’re selling:
- Pack up your clutter. When it comes to staging your home for showings, it’s all about the details. Too much clutter in your house will give buyers a bad first impression of the space, so keep your countertops, tables and other areas free of clutter by packing them up or putting them in a closet organizer for the time being.
- Put away personal decor. To help homebuyers picture themselves in your home, keep your personal decor to a minimum. This means putting away mementos, family photos, trinkets, souvenirs, etc.
- Redecorate with a neutral palette. If you want your home to appeal to as many buyers as possible, your decor should be tasteful but neutral. This may mean you have to paint a few rooms or rearrange furniture. It may feel like quite a chore at first, but remember that all the work might just make your home sell faster and for a higher price than it would otherwise.