Storage SilverdaleFocus your buyers on what’s important

When a buyer views a property, they can get distracted very easily by your life and the items in it.  Myriads of photos, items left on work surfaces and shoes by the front door can catch their attention and deviate their thoughts from the main purpose of their visit.

As a result, a buyer may simply overlook what they should be looking at (space, light, flow etc…).


Maximise the space you have in your home

When you ‘declutter the clutter’ from your home, it allows buyers to see the space they are getting, and will make it easier for them to imagine themselves living in it.

* “It’s vital

[decluttering], because most real estate is aspirational, and buyers want to see themselves someplace better and more beautiful,” he said. “They want the feeling that if they move in there, it will be organized, clean and attractive. If they walk into a cluttered, messy space, there’s none of that feeling that life will be better.”

Even if your home is in good condition, Mr. Stockwell said, “if it’s cluttered, people will think it needs a renovation, and that lowers the value.”


*Source: Extract from Market Ready, By Tim McKeough, NY Times interviewing Jeffrey Stockwell, a senior vice president with Stribling & Associates, Manhattan