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WE LOVE OUR STUFF! But When You're Preparing to List Your Home; DE-CLUTTERING is a MUST!

WE LOVE OUR STUFF! But when You're Preparing to List Your Home; DE-CLUTTERING is a MUST!

Funny how when we go to list our home FOR SALE, we're shocked when we're told, "You need to de-clutter." I know, because I am just asFor Sale bad as the next homeowner. I love my stuff, and it loves me. But the fact it, no one else gives a rip about it.

I had this conversation the other day with my sellers (NEW listing coming up!). It was actually the Mrs. that brought it up. "Tell me the truth," she said. "What junk do I need to get rid of?"

Not wanting to use the word junk, I explained that their home was wonderful. Well maintained. Lovingly cared for. Warm and cozy. Everything buyers are looking for when they are looking to purchase a LAKE ARROWHEAD home. 

"However," I began. "I'd take down those (pointing to puzzles she had spent hours on), pack up most of your nickie- nackies (leave a couple here and there to add a little warmth to the room), cleared-off counter-tops & put away family photos;  Like the one the Mr. has sitting on a bookshelf where he is proudly holding up a HUGE fish he had caught.

My sellers took all this advice well. Whew! They asked for a couple of weeks to "De-Clutter," before putting on the lock box, and I happily agreed.

Better to be prepared NOW so we'll be ready when the buyers come waltzing through and start imagining their stuff on the walls and shelves, instead of my clients stuff.

 

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