Selling your home and moving can be a very stressful experience. Here are some tips to help your home show better and sell faster:
When staging your home remove distractions so the buyer can picture themselves living there, not you. The first thing you want to do is remove everything that is not relevant. Purge, donate, and store what you will keep for a future space.
Depersonalize your space. Remove your family photos and personal items. Remove everything that is not relevant.
Clean and organize your closet and storage spaces. This is especially important in smaller apartments, co-ops etc.. You want to maximize the visual potential of your closets. Move your seasonal coats and shoes into storage.
Deep clean the entire home especially the kitchen and bathroom. Hire a cleaning company to do a deep cleaning after you have decluttered.
Purchase a few storage bins -- there will be a few items especially, if you have children, that you will have to neatly store before a showing. You can quickly put away toys and other items in a container and store it in a closet when you are having an open house.
Purge before you pack. The more stuff you have to move, the more it will cost, and the longer it will take, making the process more challenging, both to pack and unpack when you hire a moving company. The movers can store the stuff you want to keep in their storage unit and bring it with them on moving day.
Most importantly start early. Hiring a professional organizer to declutter, stage, and help coordinate your move will help you sell your home faster and help your move stress-free.