Summer is "moving season," and there is a lot of organizing involved in preparing for and finishing up a move. This morning I spoke to a group of real estate agents at the Keller Williams Southwest Office here in Austin. When I got home, I coincidentally found this very interesting article in my inbox, so in honor of my new real estate friends (hello!) here is a great article called "What Realtors Do to Their Own Homes Before Selling." There is a pretty decent list there of some good advice for preparing a home for sale… but pay particular attention to these:
- "All clutter is removed from the front yard."
- "All clutter is removed (from inside the home)."
- "All clothes are placed in the drawers or neatly in closets."
- "The closets are reorganized so they appear larger."
I think there might be a theme there! I have moved our family 11 times myself in about a ten year period, and I have been working on an eBook for a while about moving. Paid Clutter Diet members get a free preview chapter of my eBook entitled "Preparing Your Home for Sale." Located in our member Knowledge Base, it’s a 13-page checklist of items just like are mentioned in this article, but going even deeper, using my experience as a Professional Organizer and other tips from stagers and real estate professionals I have known. I hope it will be useful to those people who are getting ready to sell!