Selling a home these days is a competitive endeavor. Your home needs to stand out from the crowd in order to sell quickly at the best price possible. There are probably a lot of ideas that you’ve come up with to give your home extra appeal – fresh paint, blooming plants outside the front door, freshly cut flowers inside, and more.
Browning Park Mini Storage in Benton, AR, can help you with one of the most important aspects of getting your home ready for sale – de-cluttering.
Spacious or Crowded?
Take a look around your home and put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer. Does it look spacious or crowded? Remember to look around from a buyer’s perspective.
Open the closets. Are they nice and orderly or jammed full of stuff that you rarely use? You should try to keep 20% to 30% open space in your closets.
Do you have a spare room that has been serving as a dumping ground? You don’t want potential buyers to see that.
It’s time to decide which items need to go. Sure, you love that vase from Aunt Sally that’s sitting on the very edge of the mantel. And your son loves all his sports gear lying around his room. But will prospective buyers really enjoy seeing all your sentimental items or what seems like chaos in your kid’s room?
No. A spacious-looking home will sell faster and for a higher price than one whose every inch of space is taken up with items from vacations or gifts from friends and family.
You might have already planned to box up all the unnecessary items in your house and then to stack those boxes in the garage. This is not the right tactic. When potential buyers see those boxes, they will immediately jump to the conclusion that your house has too little storage space.
The amount of storage space in a house is one of the most important features that prospective buyers look for. All the people who consider whether your house is the one for them or at least makes the short list will be looking through all your closets and cupboards. If those areas are full, potential buyers will move on to the next open house on their list.
Self-Storage Is the Answer
So you know that your home shouldn’t look crowded, but you don’t want you home to look empty either. There’s a very easy way to give your home that lived-in appeal without the feeling of being crowded. Move the clutter to a self-storage unit at Browning Park Mini Storage.
When you have your open house and you overhear potential buyers commenting about the advantages of your spacious home over the crowded homes they looked at earlier that day, you’ll be happy that you moved all your clutter out.
Visit us at Browning Park Mini Storage in Benton, AR – we’ve got a perfect storage unit waiting for you.