Everyday we hear and read how challenging it is to market your home and we are all looking for a better way to make our homes show. As I show properties to prospective home owners, I am truly amazed how "motivated sellers" allow their homes to be previewed by a possible Buyer. The home is featured with unnecessary clutter all around.
Clutter and disorganization is not only a huge time waster (as stated in Revolution Health article by Laura Stack) and cause for stress, it is also a deterrent when showing the property in a market that is overrun with an abundance of inventory.
Stack offers the Five Box Technique which is very organized and efficient. First, take the opportunity to step back and review what needs to be better organized to make showings more effective. The five boxes method helps you systematically de-clutter and get everything better organized. Label the boxes as follows:
1) Put Away-- replace items out of place
2) Give Away-good condition, but of no use to you any longer
3) Store-items you will use in the future
4) Toss-broken, old or of no value to you any longer
5) Belongs here-items that belong in the area but need to place appropriately
Schedule this activity for one hour at a time and set your goals for this not to be a burden on your already overly taxed daily routine. You will see what a great difference this makes without spending any money to hire a professional to come and Stage your home. It will also make it easier to prepare your home for showings with minimal preparation.
Set the Stage. Show your motivation as a seller by the presentation.
Accredited Staging Professional
Broker Associate Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty