In this two-minute read, we look at one of the simplest ways to expedite the sale of your property – Start decluttering!
When it comes to selling property, there’s a simple way to add value to the price you achieve – and that is to get rid of your stuff / clutter.
Try being ruthless with yourself, and those you live with, you can achieve a quicker and more lucrative sale and more money for your future.
Here are five ways to say goodbye to your clutter.
The first step is hard, especially if you have a strong emotional attachment to the property. Make things easier by focusing on a single cupboard or box – and building up from there. Move on to other boxes, cupboards, shelves or bags in the same room before progressing onto other rooms in the property.
You don’t have to bin everything, but you do have to be honest. Will a buyer be impressed by your old clothing or children’s childhood toys. Probably not. Buyers are looking for a property they can put their stamp on and might be turned off by your ‘special interests’. Believe it or not, having the wrong sports team splashed all over the wall can be a deal-breaker for some potential buyers. Put your beloved items into storage.
It’s amazing how many items we never use but keep ‘just in case’. Exercise equipment, camping gear, and sewing machines top the ‘I swear I’ll use it one day’ list. Consider selling these items online. That way someone else will get joy out of them – and you’ll earn some extra cash.
Before you start decluttering a room, take a quick snap of it in all its crowded glory. Once you’ve finished in a room, take an ‘after shot’. You’ll be surprised at how much more spacious the room looks, providing useful inspiration to keep going on your decluttering mission.
It can be stressful – and even emotional – getting rid of things that you’ve had for a long time. When you finish decluttering a room, reward yourself with a nice meal out, a walk with a friend, or something new to wear.
If you’d like more advice about selling your home, contact us here at Farrell Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents Limited on email@example.com