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Organization Is the Backbone – Staging a House for Sale

A good organizational system is invaluable in any family, but you can do without it in your daily life if you wish. However, when your house is up for sale you absolutely have to organize every space in the house. If you skip this step when listing your home, it could cost you money at closing with a lower bid or prompt buyers to relocate your home entirely. houses for sale crewe

Organization can be elusive. People have the best intentions to organize and support themselves. They go out and buy boxes and baskets and promise to use them from now on. And sometimes they do, but most of the time it doesn’t work that way. Most commonly these people end up with boxes and baskets full of stuff – and more stuff everywhere. This is good for everyday life, but when the house is for sale it is not good.

One of the many reasons why it is so difficult to live in a home while it is for sale: all areas of your home simply need to be well organized while the home is listed. Why? Because shoppers are curious (nosy) and rightfully so.

When a potential buyer decides to visit your home in person there are so many obstacles to overcome just to get them in. Are online photos great? Is the house priced right? Is the curb appeal great? Does anything have a funky smell from the front curb?

When you actually bring them indoors, you are firmly in the game. You have overcome all the initial hurdles to sell your home to these particular people. These may just be your buyers, so don’t blow with the “behind the scenes” chaos.

Behind the scenes chaos occurs when a home looks good on the surface, but underneath the clean windows, great furniture arrangement, and strategically placed lighting is a disorganized space. Cabinets, drawers, built-ins and cabinets have a huge impact on the purchase decision. If buyers can’t easily see how their stuff will work in the space, they will emotionally disconnect from the home. You don’t want this disconnection to occur. It is the buyer’s emotional connection with a home that brings the best deal. The disconnection of the chaos causes them to want to leave the house, not to buy a house.

Shoppers are a nosy bunch, and rightfully so. They want to inspect every space they are considering purchasing. You would not? Buying a home is often the biggest purchase people make in their life. They need to feel confident about making an offer. They need to feel tied to a home to be willing to pay for it.

They need to see every single inch of space the home has to offer. This includes every drawer, cabinet and closet in the house. Every. One. Of. Their. It is reasonable to think that buyers will not open drawers and cabinets in furniture that will not be included in the sale of a house, but do not count on it. No real estate agent can be in every room at all times. The drawers will be opened, inspected and judged. Keep that in mind.

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