Successful Online Listings Make Personal Connections. Is Your Personal 'Stuff' Getting In The Way?
When preparing your home for sale, depersonalizing it is an important step in the home staging process. Now that virtually all Buyers start their home search on the internet, it's even more important to depersonalize your home before taking your online listing photos.
When selling your house the goal is to sell quickly at the highest price. In order to do this, you want your home to show well and attract serious offers fast. Therefore you want to prepare your home in a manner that appeals to the broadest range of Buyer preferences. When Buyers are shopping for homes they don't want to see your personal stuff.
Your home is likely filled with many very personal items that are unique, special and important to you and your family. To prepare your home for selling, you want to remove your personality so that potential buyers can visualize how their own personality will look in your house. To make it easy for them to do this, you need to go through your home and pack up or put away all your personal items. This is the process of de-personalizing your home.
7 TIPS FOR DEPERSONALIZING YOUR HOME
The main point to remember when staging your home for optimal online showing is that you want potential Buyers to like what they see in your photos and want to come view your home in-person. Because the fundamental nature of your home at its core is deeply personal, removing your personal items and personality can be very emotional and difficult. Here are some more words of advice if you are having trouble with depersonalizing your home: