Selling Your Home? What Buyers Don't Want You to Know!!!

Are you planning to sell your home and want to get the best possible sale price? Did you know that decluttering and styling your home can make a significant difference in increasing the sale value of your property? In this blog, we'll explore the importance of decluttering and styling your home before presenting it to the market.


Based on research shown by Houzz, it's been found that property styling and decluttering can potentially add up to $50,000 to the sale value of a home. With this in mind, it’s hard to argue against why we see decluttering your home as an important step when preparing to sell your property.


A cluttered home can be overwhelming and uninviting, making it difficult for potential buyers to envision themselves living there. When buyers see a cluttered home, they may assume that the rest of the property is also disorganised, giving them a negative impression of your home, even if it's false. By decluttering and organising your home, you can show buyers that your property is well-maintained and cared for.


Dave McCartney, awarded Chairman’s Elite Ray White Real Estate Agent, says cluttered homes are an issue he often encounters - when a home is cluttered, it can make it look smaller than it actually is, which can be a major turn-off for potential buyers.

Making a home feel calm, open, and inviting can make it easier for buyers to see the potential and envision themselves living there. On the flip side, living in a fully staged home during the sale process can be hard work, so decluttering first and putting in your own organisation systems will help make a home more appealing and appear more spacious and will also help reduce stress during the selling process.

According to Dave, it's not enough for sellers to simply declutter visible surfaces. Buyers often inspect wardrobes, linen cupboards and other storage areas during open homes, so it's important to clear out and style untidy cupboards. If your home has limited cupboard space, overstuffed cupboards will only highlight this issue as a problem, so removing any unnecessary items is best. 

In addition to increasing the sale value of your property, according to further studies, decluttering can also help your home to sell faster. When your home is cluttered, it can be difficult for buyers to see the property’s potential. This can lead to your home sitting on the market for longer than necessary. By decluttering, you can make your home more appealing to buyers and increase the chances of a quick sale.


Don't let clutter and disorganisation cost you tens of thousands of dollars! We hope this blog has been helpful in highlighting the benefits of decluttering your home before you present it to the market. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our services, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always here to help.


If you’re looking at selling in the Eastern Bays of Auckland, check out: Dave McCartney | Real Estate | Ray White New Zealand


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At Simplify My Home, we understand that selling your home can be stressful, so we offer a tailored approach to suit your needs. We can work with you to develop a plan that fits your schedule and budget, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Whether you need help decluttering your kitchen pantry, wardrobe, or linen closet, we have the expertise to do the job efficiently and effectively.


Here is a brief overview of the process that we follow:


Step 1: Assessment

We start with a thorough assessment of your home, identifying areas that need decluttering and organisation. We work with you to create a plan that meets your individual needs and schedule.


Step 2: Decluttering

We help you declutter your home by removing items that you no longer need or love. Our minimalist approach ensures that we keep only the things that are useful and bring you joy.


Step 3: Organisation

Once we've decluttered your home, we organise your space to make it more functional and visually appealing. We provide practical solutions for organising your kitchen pantry, wardrobe, and linen closet, which are the areas that tend to get cluttered the most.


Step 4: Maintenance

We provide ongoing maintenance services to help you maintain a clutter-free home. Our team of experts can help you stay organised and clutter-free, even after you've sold your home.


Our team of experts at Simplify My Home can work with you to declutter your home and provide practical solutions for organising your space. We understand that decluttering can be overwhelming, which is why we've designed our Live to Sell Mode Decluttering Services and products to help you achieve a more streamlined and organised home that both you and potential buyers will love.


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