Maximise value - minimise clutter
Personal clutter can be a turn-off to buyers. The first step to getting an offer on your home is to impress buyers with its appearance; they can then begin to envision themselves living there. They want to feel their new home will be organized, clean and attractive. If they walk into a cluttered, messy space, there’s no feeling that their new life in their new home will be any better than it is already.
If your home feels too personal, it may prevent buyers from making an emotional connection with the property. A house crowded with personal possessions, photos, art, mismatched or oddly sized furniture can be a distraction.
Potential buyers want to see themselves living in the house, not you.
If your home appears cluttered, buyers may feel it needs a renovation: that lowers the perceived value. Rooms should appear spacious. A room packed with furniture looks smaller, making buyers think your home is less valuable than it actually is.
Decluttering will maximise space and enhance layout and traffic flow.