What Does it Mean to Depersonalize Your Home?
Updated: Jan 23, 2019
When you’re ready to sell your property, it’s important to stage the house to inspire confidence in potential buyers. One of the crucial steps to home staging includes the act of depersonalizing your house. So, what does depersonalizing mean and why is it essential for enticing buyers into making an offer.
When someone views your home for the first time, they need to be able to picture themselves living in it. This is one of the many reasons why homeowners who are looking to sell soon will paint their home with neutral colors. Neutral colors give the house a neutral palette, making it easier for a viewer to imagine what they would do with the property. They need to be able to imprint their own personality onto the home.
Your home is most likely filled with objects and designs that are indicative of your personality. Before you stage the house, you’ll want to remove indicators of your personality. Depersonalization is especially important in the digital age. Most prospective buyers first review photos of a property before they ask to view it in person. So, it’s crucial that before you start taking pictures of your house, that you put away your personal belongings first.
Put away personal photos
Pack up toys, exercise equipment, and collections
Remove toiletries and medications from bathroom counters
Put away items that could be deemed as political or controversial
During the home staging process, you’ll want to remove clutter, and also set each room to its room type. So, kitchen items in the kitchen, dining room items in the dining room, etc. You don’t want to have children’s toys or workout equipment in the kitchen, for example.
Staging a home and depersonalizing it can be emotionally difficult. If you want to sell your home quickly and for the highest price, you’ll need to prepare yourself emotionally. An experienced, dedicated real estate agent can help you take the steps necessary to stage your home and entice the right buyer for your property. At Skylight Realty Group, you can Trust Us to guide you through all the steps in selling your property.