Selling your Knoxville home requires you to do a lot of things before putting your home on the market. One of these is decluttering.
Many homeowners don’t know the importance of decluttering the home before it goes on the market. However, if you want to sell your home quickly and for a good price, this is an important step.
Decluttering your Knoxville home can be hard work, but it makes a world of difference in how it looks to potential buyers. If you’re not sure where to start, we have some tips on getting started with decluttering your house and preparing it for sale.
Begin with one room, generally a small one, and work on it until it’s complete. You might want to clean by category, such as all the books in the house. If you pursue the category way, start with apparel and the least-loaded categories, such as shoes, books, and so on, and save the old photos and letters for last.
Sort your belongings into three categories: things to keep, donate, and discard. Prepare ahead of time by labeling cardboard boxes to make it easier to segregate items. You may also consider using color-coded stickers to label them.
Buyers will be opening cabinets in search of that all-important storage space. Clear your cupboards of whatever you can do without for the next several weeks so they can see the space.
Each drawer, cabinet, and cupboard should look to have enough capacity for everything you need with room to spare.
Focus your attention on some large stuff and try removing one, like old furniture. Then focus on the tiny details, such as clearing away piles of periodicals, updating bookshelves and table accessories. The key point to selling your Knoxville home is to create space so buyers can see themselves in that space.
A buyer’s first impression of a property is set by the entryway or hallway, which shows them what to expect from the rest of the house.
Create an entryway that is inviting rather than one that sends them running back out the door and looking forward to the next home on the list.
Don’t cram everything into the closet and hope for the best — purchasers will be opening the closet and won’t appreciate a jumble of items falling out on top of them.
Make sure your closet looks big and organized by putting away seasonal apparel in storage and removing excessive clutter in some areas.
Remove all stains from your bathroom, particularly from the bowl and the walls. Don’t forget to add some scents to make it more interesting and fresh.
After you’ve finished with the house, move on to the landscaping. Curb appeal is REALLY important. Just cleaning up and refreshing the yard can go a long way to making a good first impression.
BONUS! So this may have you wondering what to do with all of the stuff you’ve tidied up and decluttered.
The garage is where most buyers will give you a free pass. My advice is to make sure what you’re storing in the garage is away from the walls.
Your buyer is going to want to inspect the home and the inspector is going to want to see the perimeter of the garage interior. So give yourself a couple of feet of space between stored items and the garage walls if possible.
Selling your Knoxville home should only be trusted to agents who have worked our market for years and years. The Knoxville Home Team is ready to help if you’re ready to sell. The market is great and a quick sale is in the cards. Please click here for our contact page if we can help you. Thanks for visiting!
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