Selling your home tip #2: Depersonalizing

Depersonalizing is an important step when it comes to selling your home.  It means that you need to let go emotionally and this can be a tough process.  Now that you have made the decision to move, you need to commit to that and remove your identity from the house.  Focus on turning your home into a “model home”.  Disconnecting yourself from your house will allow the buyer to emotionally connect and envision themselves living there, not feeling that they are a guest in your home.

Things to think about:

  • Remove all personal and family photos
  • Remove all memorabilia
  • Pre-pack books and music that do not appeal to a wide range of buyers
  • Pre-pack your collections
  • Do you have belongings that could be potentially disagreeable to buyers?
  • Remove and pre-pack any items that could be potentially offensive or disagreeable
  • Store away and organize children’s toys, games and books