Instead, Invest to Clear the Clutter
I visited a home for sale with a buyer client. We opened the pantry and a box fell forward. We turned and looked into the living room where the fire was roaring and a blanket was lovingly thrown just so over the sofa arm.
Upstairs it was more of the same. We opened the primary bedroom closet and couldn’t shut the door again because it was stuffed so full of clothing in dry-cleaner plastic. On the bed, a tray was laid out with wine, wine glasses, and a great novel.
In the front hall, a large shiny vase contained tall grasses while the closet was packed with clothing and shoes.
All the buyer could see was a lack of storage. All I could see was wasted time and money spent on silly accessories.
Staging is not adding accessories for pretend living. Staging is clearing space so a potential buyer can imagine themselves living in the home.
For clients who buy and sell with me, I often include decluttering services from one of my favourite Ottawa home organizers at no charge to the seller*.
Clear the clutter, store the stuff, and purge the plastic. A clean and bright space is what sells your Ottawa property…
*Terms and conditions apply.
I'm Liisa and I love helping people moving to Ottawa make their home purchase and transition smooth and seamless. I also love helping sellers get the most for their Ottawa home. Let me know how I can help you make your real estate dreams come true.
613-898-1184 (call or text)