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Overland Park Home Staging: What’s Your Clutter Costing You?

Is there a price tag on your clutter when staging and selling your Overland Park home? Have you heard the phrase – CLUTTER EATS EQUITY? I showed a house last week that had everything my buyers were looking for but we never could come to an agreement on the price with the seller. Too bad. The truth of the matter was  I could barely breathe in this house. I felt suffocated just being there. I can’t imagine what it would have felt like living there.

Is Your Clutter Costing You the Sale of Your Home?

Clutter not only eats equity, it consumes space. In the world of selling your Overland Park home, all you have is space to sell. 4 walls – that’s it. And when within those 4 walls is so much stuff that the buyer’s eye goes everywhere other than on the space and the features within those 4 walls, it hurts your chances of selling your home.

I recently showed a house to my buyers that was perfect for them. However, on our second time looking, they thought the bedrooms seemed too small. No wonder – they were all overflowing with too much stuff. So much that I felt like I was suffocating in this house. I couldn’t wait to leave. My website is full of before and after photos that prove how you need to free up your space.

When I can’t get my head around a house, it’s hard for me to sell it. If I can’t honestly say to myself, “What’s not to love about this house,” it’s over.

What’s the issue? I remember in 2006 when I signed up for the home staging course to become a home stager, it was because I didn’t know how to talk to sellers about making changes in their homes. I knew it needed to be done, I just didn’t know how to bring it up. That was then, this is now.

Why will your house sell?

Your Overland Park home will sell when buyers connect with it emotionally and see the value. Your clutter will prevent buyers from seeing themselves living there. De-cluttering is one of the first steps in preparing your home for sale. My sellers get fast results because they have de-cluttered. It’s just one of the steps I have them go through. It’s a major step in creating the look that sells.

Are you playing to win?

On the other hand, I show houses every day where nothing has been done other than putting the sign in the yard and some pretty color brochures in the kitchen. Big deal. There is so much of your clutter that my buyers can’t possibly see themselves living there. Unfortunately, that’s not going to get your house sold. The way you live in your house and the way you sell your house are two different ways. My game is to move some houses by helping you understand there are two ways to make that happen: your way or my way. That may sound harsh but you’ll either come on the market ready to play or you’ll come on the market and spend most of your time on the bench because you didn’t do the work to be able to play. The best houses get to play the game to win the hearts of the buyers.

You’ve got to ask yourself…what kind of seller are you? Is your clutter and your stuff preventing the sale of your Overland Park home?

If you have a house on the market and it’s not selling – there’s a reason. You’re not playing to win. Call me at (913) 515-3250 and let’s have a hard conversation about whether or not your clutter is costing you the sale. I’ll show you what it takes to be a winner in the game of selling your home in Overland Park and why my average house sells in 4 days or less.

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