Homes for Sale in Mississauga Sell Faster When De-cluttered

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Ultimate Realty Inc. Brokerage

Homes for Sale in Mississauga Sell Faster When De-cluttered

You have decided that your house in Mississauga has come to its useful end and now it is time to sell.

Wondering if you need to make any improvements in order to get top dollar, you call in 3 Mississauga real estate agents for their opinion. Aside from telling you the same story about placing your home on the MLS system and advertising in the local newspaper, 2 of them don't have much else to suggest.

The third one however tells you he will not start marketing the property until you have de-cluttered the whole house.

You are caught off guard at this response and become a little defensive. You promise the agent that your Mississauga home will be neat, tidy and clean for buyers to come through.

But that is not what the agent is talking about.

You and your family have spent many happy years in this Mississauga house evidenced by the many family photos, kids sporting trophies, awards and general nick knacks around the house.

It is perfectly normal for you to feel attached to the home you have lived in for many years but if you have decided to move on then you will need to let go of those emotions, for a short time at least.

If you are going to have difficulty letting go, ask the agent to go around the house with you and make suggestions.

Take notes as you along and don't be upset when the agent tells you to remove all those magnets and post-it notes from the fridge.

Potential buyers of Mississauga homes are not interested in your family's dental appointments.

And don't be offended when your Mississauga real estate agent suggests removing all family photos.

In fact your house should display none of the trappings of your family's life there.

After you have de-cluttered your real estate agent may suggest removing some items of furniture in order to make the place appear larger.
Buyers want to see that your house has the space that they need to clutter it up with their own belongings.

Some are unable to look beyond your stuff and see theirs in its place.

It's hard, I know to let go of these attachments to your Mississauga home but you can take comfort in the knowledge that you will be rewarded after the sale, when receiving your cheque on the closing day.

When you have de-cluttered you house and possibly removed some furniture do not store these in the basement or garage if they are going to take up most of that space.

Consider off-site storage facilities or a friend's garage.

Follow this advice when listing your Mississauga Homes for Sale and you will not only reap a larger financial reward but will also sell it faster.

John Lavin is a Toronto Realtor with 25 years of experience in Toronto and Mississauga real estate market. If you are looking for Mississauga Homes for Sale or Mississauga Condos For Sale why not put my 25 years of experience to work for you. Stop by my site at  and get to know me


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