You’ll see that many people try to improve their fitness levels in January whereas other people take steps to boost their career. However, you can also take steps to improve your home. In fact, if you intend on selling your home this year, January is the ideal month to start the decluttering and cleaning process.

At this time of year, everyone is making changes so why shouldn’t you make big changes about what items around the home you are going to keep. If you plan on moving later in the year, you want to minimise the number of items you take with you, so the decluttering process will be of benefit then.

Decluttering your home makes your property more attractive to buyers

However, the real benefits of decluttering come in the sales process. Some of the best benefits of decluttering your home are:

  • You create more space, which is of interest to the buyer
  • You will find it easier to clean your home thoroughly after you have decluttered the property
  • Your home will have fewer personal belongings, which helps buyers imagine themselves living in your home

Given that all these outcomes are likely to positively impact on a buyer’s impression of your home, the sooner you start to declutter your home, the better. Also, if you declutter your home in January and February, you will be in a perfect position to carry out a thorough spring clean in March.

If you want to sell your home, it makes sense to take the process seriously. Giving yourself as much time as possible to prepare and present your home is a sensible move, and it is one that will likely pay off.

Prepare your home with a buyer in mind

Once you have decluttered your home and cleaned it thoroughly, you can start to stage your home. The staging process is carried out with the intent of appealing to a certain buyer. If you are looking to stage your home, it is best to work with an experienced estate agent in your local area.

An experienced estate agent knows who the most likely buyers in your area and know what these buyers want to see. Therefore, once you have cleaned and decluttered your home, you are in a good position to stage a home to attract certain buyers, which will improve the likelihood of you selling your home.

Decluttering your home can be a challenge. Some people may find it emotional, other people may struggle due to a lack of time. However, it is an integral component of selling your home, and the more time you can devote to the process, the better.

If you are looking to sell your home this year, it makes sense to get started as soon as possible. Also, if you are looking to sell your home this year, you will find that calling on a skilled and experienced local agent makes sense. At Oaks Estate Agents, we are here to help you sell your home in an effective and efficient manner. If you need support, get in touch and we will be happy to assist you.

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