So you've made the first step and have decided to sell your home. So what's the next step?... START DECLUTTERING!
Here are some simple tips to get you started:
1. First things first, where are you going to store all of your items? If you're getting a storage unit...GREAT! If not, most people are more understanding if they see that you are packing items and putting boxes in the basement or garage.
2. Put all family photos or very personal belongings away. Art and decor that makes a home look "staged" can be okay, as long as they are not overwhelming. When in doubt if it's too much, it is.
3. Only leave out the items that you are going to be using most frequently. The dish soap is okay, the junk drawer of stuff you haven't used in two years isn't.
4. Clean out linen closets and bedroom closets. Only keep items that will be in season during your selling time. Otherwise, box it up and get it out of there.
5. Baskets and other organizers will be your best friend. When in doubt, throw it in a bin and stash it away.
6. Clean out the kitchen cabinets. Chances are that a buyer is going to look at them, and it's easier to picture your own items in there if someone else's aren't.
7. Is there extra furniture in the house that you're not using? Unless it's an extra bedroom, get that stuff out of there. The buyer will want to picture their own furniture in the room and might be overwhelmed with extra pieces.
Author:Kelcie Kerstetter Phone: 419-706-8663 Dated: August 20th 2018 Views: 165 About Kelcie: I have lived in several areas throughout my life, but I am always being drawn closer to the city of ...
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Jenny has been a lifelong resident in North Olmsted, Ohio. She has been an active member of the North Olmsted PTA for several years and has volunteered for the North Olmsted Kiwanis. Aside from her community involvement, she is currently a volunteer at the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield, Ohio for event planning, auction acquisition and work as fundraising co-chair.
Jenny prides herself on protecting the environment for future generations. She worked several years as the head chair for the Cuyahoga County Public Libraries Recycling Committee to encourage community involvement. She worked as a Property Manager for over 12 years with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and managed Environmental Services for 29 library locations totaling over 1 million square feet in size in 47 suburban communities. So as you can see, no job is too big for her.
When it comes to Real Estate, she thinks of her clients first and wants them to feel like they are ALWAYS being heard and should never feel ignored. From marketing to staging your home, Pre-Approval when purchasing, preparing and negotiating your contract and processing the necessary documents for the Title Co and Lender, she can help you every step of the way. Until the job is complete, you can count on Jenny to help you with the WHOLE process.