If you’re trying to sell your Roseville, MN home fast, there are steps you can take to make your efforts more successful! Maybe you’re relocating, have found the new house of your dreams, or just need more space quickly. Whatever your reason for needing an extra burst of speed in selling your house, one thing is certain: decluttering your home will hugely boost its appeal to buyers.
In this helpful post, “How to Sell Your House Fast by Decluttering”, the author gives six easy steps to breaking down the process of decluttering. It doesn’t need to be a huge, overwhelming task – just take things one at a time.
Starting with your storage areas is a great tip. You’ll need space to pack things away as you declutter. As well, storage areas tend to be the “catch-all” spot for lots and lots of clutter – once you that that space cleared, you’ll feel like you can declutter anything!
I love step #2 – donate unused items to charity. It can seem like a great idea to sell a lot of items on Craigslist or have a yard sale, but your main priority is selling your house. Photographing, listing and selling items is not a quick process, and a yard sale can also be a ton of work. If you have plenty of help and some items that could sell for a lot, go ahead, but don’t get bogged down over getting a few dollars for old clothes, VHS tapes and a 10-year-old microwave. Donate and get it out of your life. You can bring donated items to three locations in Roseville:
- Goodwill, 1627 W. County Road B
- Bridging, 1633 Terrace Drive
- Penny Pinchers, 3490 Lexington Ave., Suite 205
Additionally, the following organizations will make your life even easier and come to your home to pick up you donations!
- Salvation Army, (651) 746-3400
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul, (651) 227-1332
- Disabled American Veterans, (651) 291-1212
Be sure to let the organization know the specific kinds of items you have to donate to make sure they accept them.
Steps 3 and 4 of the article have to do with de-personalizing your Roseville home for a quick sale. Get rid of as many knick-knacks, photos and personal items as possible so that a potential buyer can immediately visualize him or herself living in the space. If you want to sell your home quickly, you need to be willing to live with a bit less convenience and comfort than normal. As the article states, “Store away excess furniture. Too much furniture makes a room look smaller which will not help you sell your house fast. If you have extra pieces of furniture that you can do without for a few weeks, move it to the basement. Rearrange what is left to open up the room rather than having the room be functional while your house is on the market.”
Likewise, depersonalizing and decluttering your kitchen, even of useful items, will help buyers as they view one of the most important rooms in your house. Of course, a huge factor in selling your home quickly is getting a realtor who knows Roseville, MN very well and can tell you exactly what you need to do to accomplish a quick sale. Let us know if we can be of service!