Letting Go, Before You Go

Letting Go, Before You Go 

I have spent a number of years listing homes with some of the nicest, sentimental people from all over the Country. Whether, they are about to list their home for sale, or moving on and looking to rent their home to tenants, the thought of letting go of some of those sentimental things can be overwhelming. For me, it was my books. Yes, when I was told about the weight of moving my books from one place to another, I realized it was time to pass those gems to others who would enjoy them as much as I did. Well, not all of them. My reference material is important…I guess. My point is simple. You have to let go of the things that will crowd out the buyer or tenant, and present a clean canvas for them. Take that old sweater or the dresses you wore ten years ago. LET THEM GO! I know, this is probably the last thing you want to hear, but think about it. Selling or renting your home means it’s time to show it, stage it, and declutter the entire house. A few of the items are easier than others. Those trophies, gifts from dead relatives that just don’t go into your lifestyle any longer, or your college textbooks, clothes, and shoes from the same era. LET THEM GO! Declutter your home and let the sunshine in. Letting go can be difficult at first, but once you do it, you move on and can build a whole new nest. If you are selling or renting the home you are currently living in, think about only taking those items that will show off your new space and let go of all you can. Start packing up the things you just can’t live without and get rid of the rest, so the prospective buyer or tenant sees the house in its airiest state. Sometimes family life and working from home creates a lot of items around that have been your day to day, but bringing it back to basics during the home viewing period, will help buyers as they open your kitchen cabinets, pantry, or walk-in. Space will appear larger and well taken care of with minimal items in the rooms. I’m Claudia Bonilla and I want to be your real estate agent. If you are selling, renting, or buying in Central Florida, I know I can make it as smooth as possible. Staging a home is just one of the things you need before moving forward. My job is to get you the right price, and when necessary, find you your next place to call home. download my Ten Tips On Staging at claudiabonillahomes.com or see more of me and how I can help you on YouTube.  Staging A Home Means Letting Go

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