Depersonalize to Capitalize Your Listing
By www-thehavasuhome-com April 01, 2020

Thinking about putting your property on the Havasu real estate market soon? Don’t be scared. Even in these crazy times, people still need/want houses. Buyers are out there. While you practice responsible social distancing, you probably already tackled some of those DIY projects you put off before. Make sure you stay safe while doing them. Another way to hook a buyer faster (and possibly get them to pay more for your real estate in Lake Havasu) is to stage your property. One of the important steps in staging is to depersonalize. This helps the buyer picture themselves living in the home and helps you capitalize on your listing.

In order to capitalize on your listing, you need to depersonalize your Lake Havasu home. A buyer needs to be able to picture themselves living there. They can't if it's filled with all of YOUR personal things.

Depersonalize

Controversial Items

What is considered controversial? Anything that you wouldn’t discuss at a family gathering. Political items (MAGA hats, Feel the Bern stickers). No matter which side of the political fence you sit on, someone’s bound to get upset when they see these. Religious paraphernalia (crosses, crucifixes, religious sayings on posters). While a firm religious belief is wonderful, you don’t want to alienate potential buyers who may not believe in the same things you do. College stuff (T-shirts, posters, diplomas). It might sound silly to you, but even diplomas might turn off a buyer if they see them hanging on your wall. Depersonalize. Just pack these things up and store them neatly out of sight. If it gets your real estate in Lake Havasu sold faster, it’s worth it.

Personal Collections

While your extensive vinyl collection is pretty awesome, buyers might not think so. Then, there’s that doll collection that your grandmother started when she was a little girl and your mom passed on to you. Pediophobia (a fear of dolls) is very real and many people have it. Coulrophobia (fear of clowns) is another one. And, while Elvis is still considered “the king”, your collection of commemorative plates might be a royal pain for buyers to see. Therefore, before you put your home on the Havasu real estate market, depersonalize and pack all of these up. Bare walls make a better impression than ones lined up with these personal collections.

Any Personal Items

Your wedding glasses etched with “Mr. & Mrs.” on them. Refrigerator magnets from all the places you vacationed at over the years. Children’s school photos over the years. All of these hung up in your Lake Havasu real estate makes it harder for buyers to see this home as their own. Therefore, it all needs to go. Remember, depersonalize to capitalize.

What Can Stay?

Tasteful artwork of a pretty Paris street scene.

Alexis Steel – 928-303-2199
Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty
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