Don't take it personal

Dated: 03/07/2019

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Making your potential buyers feel that your home is theirs is SO important! Depersonalizing your home before showings allow them to walk-in and visualize themselves living there. IF your individual style and family photos are dominating all that the home has to offer, the buyer will have a difficult time picturing themselves there. Start off with these depersonalizing tips to make your home more neutral: 

  1. Take down personal family photos/ awards/ etc.

  2. Remove taste specific decor.

  3. If you have collections (i.e. china, nicknacks, etc) remove/store them away)

  4. Store away daily use items such as Shampoo, toothbrushes, kid’s toys, laundry, dirty bath towels, etc

  5. If you have pets it is important to store away and clean up their toys, their crate, litter box, food, pet hair etc as some buyers may be allergic or not enjoy animals as much as you do which could negatively affect their impression.

  6. Some wallpaper patterns can be very outdated so although it may be a lot of work to remove it and paint the wall, it will be well worth it. 

It may be hard to depersonalize the decor and items in your home just remember, you are trying to sell your home not your stuff! How your home is displayed represents who YOU are. Try to look at your home through “buyer’s eyes” as if you have walked into it for the first time. 

For more tips on how to maximize your profits, Call Afroditi Aguilar at 619.964.7717.

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Dean Aguilar

Originally licensed in 2001, Dean is a graduate of George Mason University and started his Real Estate career in the Washington D.C. market as the lead on a high-producing team. Selling on average 165....

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