If you are planning on selling your home in Boca Raton, it is no longer enough to clean it and give it a coat of white paint. Today's Buyer's want as close to Move-In Ready condition as they can get.
In this 4th in a series on Preparing Your Home for Sale in Boca Raton, I'll discuss what to do after you've prepped, repaired and cleaned everything in your home. For by now, you're probably wondering what to do with all of your "stuff".. your treasures, your collections. And this is the big dilemma all sellers must face if they want any Buyer to be able to SEE the space...SEE what they are buying.
Edit> Donate> Pack Up> Hide
Edit-it makes no difference whether you've lived in your for 1 year or 10, we all accumulate things and often have no idea what to do with them. So they end up on shelves, in bookcases, stuffed in closets, and hung on our walls.
Decide what you absolutely must have in your house while it is on the market. You can't possibly read every book you have on all the shelves. And, if you have children, you have to admit that there are some toys and games that could be packed up and saved until you reach your new home.
Donate-Why move things that you no longer need, clothes you cannot fit or no longer wear, and toys that your children have outgrown to your new home? If you are paying for a mover, then remember you will also be paying to move these items.
Pack Up- You've heard this before... you're going to be moving soon anyway, so why not get a head start and pack up unnecessary items.
That said... do not stuff your closets and spare rooms with boxes and anything you're planning on moving. How can a Buyer see your space??? Depending upon how much you have packed consider renting a storage unit. These rent month by month and are much less than you'd think. Besides, if you've prepared and priced your house well, your home will not be on the market that long.
Hide- no, don't stuff everything in your closets, but you can go to Pier 1 or Target and find attractive file boxes for television remotes and files. Buy a few small plastic bins for toilet items and place these under your sink.
Remember: Buyers are looking at your space and square footage. Anything that distracts or detracts from this needs to be addressed.
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