It’s amazing how many belongings you can accumulate over time. It’s even more amazing how accustomed we can become living in cluttered quarters. Though when it comes time to sell, you absolutely must do everything possible to ensure you get the best of the market and decluttering is one of the biggies.
To your eye, you may not see how enclosed the spaces are throughout your property, but an outsider looking in for the first time generally have trouble seeing the space through the clutter. You don’t get many chances with buyers these days, they can make a split-second decision on a property based on the way it presents, which ultimately, has nothing to do with the actual property.
The question is whether it’s worth losing potential buyers for the sake of doing some basic prep work? The more buyers that are interested, the greater the price achieved. So why are people so content on leaving money on the table due to being taken a little out of there way to ensure they present their home to the best of its ability.
If you’re serious about selling and the result you are trying to achieve is actually important to you, then make sure you do whatever it takes to get the best price. Something as simple as decluttering and either storing the extra belongings somewhere for a few weeks or even selling it off, can make the difference of more potential buyers and tens of thousands of dollars. It may be an inconvenience or an extra cost you weren’t planning on spending, though for the amount of money it might make you, it’s well worth the effort.
The following advice is of a general nature and intended as an opinion and broad guide. For all legal, financial or real estate advice you should obtain independent professional advice to do with the specific nature of your circumstances before making any legal, financial or real estate decisions.