Family photos, holiday souvenirs and a seller’s personal taste and style can be distracting to home buyers.
When selling, we want a buyer to walk into a home open and be able to imagine themselves living in the property, rather than feel like they’re sticky beaking at someone else’s.
It’s hard for a buyer to make an emotional connection to a property that has someone else’s stamp on it. Removing personal items, decluttering, painting out strong feature coloured walls and storing worn or excess furniture will all assist with creating a more neutral space that will not only photograph better but have more appeal to a buyer.
The aim is to find the happy medium where it feels homely, without it feeling like your home.
Think of it as selling the buyer their home, rather than yours!