One of the hardest things to do when you sell your home is to say goodbye to your house because it doesn’t matter if you’ve been living there for six months or 60 years the reality is that you’ve made memories there and the only way to ensure that you’re going to be able to process those memories the right way is to say goodbye to your home by following these steps:
Step 1 – De-Personalize Your Home
Over the years you’ve certainly made a lot of memories in your home including family events or special occasions and the first thing you need to do is de-personalize your home of the memories that you’ve created there over the years.
Start by removing framed pictures from your walls, personal items that you’ve accumulated and special marks that you’ve left on your home like height growth charts to track the growth progress of your children because de-personalizing your home will make it easier for you to move on to your next home when you don’t see special memories around every corner.
Step 2 – Make Your Home a Blank Canvas
Another helpful thing you can do to say goodbye to your old home is to turn your house into a “blank canvas” for buyers by removing wallpaper and painting over the bright colors that you may have painted the walls in your home over the years.
Step 3 – De-Clutter And Stage Your Home to Sell
Last of all, but most important, once you’ve taken the time to paint the inside of your home you should next go through each room in your home to declutter and stage those individual spaces.
What is decluttering? This involves removing the items that you may not have used within the last 3 to 6 months and staging involves removing large pieces of furniture from your home and replacing those pieces with smaller furniture because smaller furniture helps to emphasize space and make a home seem bigger.
Learn More about How to Say Goodbye to Your Home
For more information about how to say goodbye to your home, or to view homes for sale in Southern California contact Fred Sed Realty today by calling us at (800) 921-9231 or connect with us through our website.