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To Sell Your House– Get Rid of Clutter!

Forsalewithflag2Summer 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!

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