Posts Tagged ‘declutter’

Be Tough on Your Stuff!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


closet_junkWhat starts out as saving the green planter that we got on sale for some new plants typically ends up with it somewhere half-buried on the side of the house or on the shelf in the garage, along with the other “worth keeping” items. It happens to many of us…Our stuff grows…. and grows!  And before we realize it, it becomes the beast that we don’t want to tackle – mostly because it is so big and daunting.  We just don’t know where to begin.

I promise you that your time and effort will definitely be worth the reward. Your property will show significantly better with some organization and decluttering.  When prospective buyers get to see more of your property they get a greater comfort level about its condition and what it has to offer!

Here are some tips to get you on your way:

  1. Pick a day and amount of time you are willing to dedicate toward doing this. It can be 30 minutes or 3 hours.  Every bit moves you in the right direction.
  2. Make it a family event.  For example, everyone can be in charge of their own room.
  3. Hire a helper…A good handyman can be very useful in helping organize and clean out.

Picture Imperfect!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

When getting pictures taken of your home, make sure you are aware of the things that can distract a buyer. Photos are so important! Many potential buyers make a decision whether to see a property based on how inviting the pictures look. So here’s my top 10 of things to be aware of!

  1. Open Doors and Drawers  – Close them all
  2. Closed Blinds or Curtains – Open Please
  3. Knick Knacks  – Less is so much more
  4. Clothes and Shoes – Put them all away
  5. Time of Day – Ask the photographer when is best
  6. People and Animals – No one will look any anything else but them
  7. Dead Plants – Remove them
  8. Brightly Colored Walls or Busy Wallpaper- Both appear even more so online
  9. Stained Carpet – Cleaner or removal are the best choices
  10. Non-professional Photos – Professionally done are noticeably better