Did you know that clutter can eat away at the hard earned equity in your home? It does, and here are a few reasons why:
- When a buyer sees clutter they often assume the home has not been maintained and that they would be buying something in need of repair. This will prompt the buyer to assume it is worth less than list price and make a low offer.
- Clutter takes up space and will appear to make a house feel smaller, which in turn will make the buyer think it is worth less. A home could have gleaming hardwood floors, high end granite, custom tile and lush carpet, but if clutter is on the kitchen counter tops, if toys are left out on the floor, and towels scattered around the bathroom, then the buyer will be distracted from the true value.
- Clutter can also give a buyer the impression that the house does not have enough storage space, even if the home actually has ample storage. Remember, your goal is to move, so get a jump start and pack up all the clothes you don’t wear, extra furniture pieces, toys no one plays with, and get rid of the clutter in your house.
Keeping your hard earned equity is well worth it!