Clutter Eats Equity

Reblogger Susan Emo
Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

We don't like to hear dirty words but these ones are so important to people wishing to sell their home.  Sellers pay heed!

Original content by Janice Ankrett

 

 

 

  Clutter is a dirty word when you are selling your home.

It cannot be said often enough.

Clutter eats equity!

Everyone wants to free up as much equity as possible when they sell their home. You need that money to put into your next home. As an investor you want your profit.

Why do Stagers tell sellers to de-clutter? Because we want the buyer to see the features of your home not your 'stuff'.

 

 

We don't want the buyer to remember how cluttered your desk was during their visit.

We don't want the buyer to think the room was 'so small'. That's what clutter does, it shrinks a room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We don't want the buyers to feel your home lacks storage.

We don't want them to see a room full of potential as only fit for storing things or needing a lot of work to make livable or worse yet just plain dirty.

 

 

 

Remember, what has meaning to you means NOTHING to the buyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        One man's treasure is another man's clutter. 

 

 

                         Don't let clutter eat your Equity.

 

 

 

        

 

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Rainmaker
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

This is so true when people walk through a home, they want the ability to visaualize themselves there, not to try and get around the clutter! Great post to pass along Susan!

July 14, 2010 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Stanley Stepak
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,
Howard Hanna Gold- Avon Lake, OH

I tell people you want potential buyers to remember the house and not what was in it

July 14, 2010 08:57 PM
Rainer
208,258
Ann Gioe, CRP, GMS
Central and Southern Indiana Real Estate
Prudential Indiana Realty Group

I've watched a few episodes of hoarders.....

I had a few other words for some of them - losing space is one thing, but health risks is another

July 14, 2010 08:59 PM
Ambassador
810,361
Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Wanda -  so true.  Clutter kills sales.

July 14, 2010 09:01 PM
Ambassador
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Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Stan -  I like that line.  I think I'll be borrowing it , thanks!

July 14, 2010 09:01 PM
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Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Ann -  I never thought that show was real til I had to show a triplex and apt 2 could have been on that program.  The new owners had an insurance inspection and the hoarder was told to clean up or clean out!  Amazing how some people choose to live.

July 14, 2010 09:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Marc Swartz
CPA, CA - Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario

Susan - I like the phrase "Clutter eats Equity" that Janice uses in her post.

July 15, 2010 12:53 AM
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Susan Emo
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

Marc -  that attracted me to her post too.

July 15, 2010 09:06 AM
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Susan Emo

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