When you are looking at staging a home for sale, you may think this means bringing in additional furniture and fittings to make your house appear more fancy! This is in actual fact fairly true. However the real key to staging a home for sale is de-personalizing your house. When you need to sell your house yourself, take a step back, swallow your pride and then remove all the little personal touches that you love!

No doubt you have seen a couple of the great cable series, such as HGTV’s “Designed To Sell” or A&E’s “Sell This House”. I recall seeing an episode when co-host of Designed to Sell, Lisa LaPorta convinced some home sellers to remove all their personal memorabilia. The couple were in complete shock! They truly believed that potential buyers would really appreciate their stock of family photos, holiday snaps and their book collections.

However, the ugly truth of the matter is prospective buyer’s couldn’t care less! Unless your an A-list Hollywood star, a buyer is really not going to be interested in getting to know you or your family better!  They are not bothered by what you looked like on your wedding day or what sports your kids participate in or where you graduated from college. Harsh, but true!

An experienced home seller commented that whenever she is staging a home for sale, she complete removes any personal clutter. This may include not leaving used towels in the bathroom, laundry near the washing machine and dryer or even leaving newspapers out on a table. Also look to empty out the closets, clear your nightstand and generally remove anything that is personal to you.

So when selling your house yourself, take a tip from the experts – Just because you love all the little personal reminders around your home, it doesn’t mean that other people will!

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