You have removed the clutter and your space is taking shape. Your next step is to look at what is left in your home and think like the buyer. You want all potential home buyers to see themselves in your home and this means removing objects that are personal to you and organizing furniture to display the highlights of the house.
Tip #2: Staging and Depersonalization
Remove pictures of you and your family especially in the main rooms of the home like the family room, kitchen and bathrooms.
When a potential buyer walks into a room, they should know the purpose. Using your extra bedroom as a storage room may have worked for you, but makes the buyer think there is no storage in the house. Set this room up as a bedroom or an office. Give it a purpose. The same idea will work for a bonus room.
Rearrange furniture to highlight exceptional features like a fireplace or amazing view. You want these features to be impressive and outweigh any minor issues with the home.
Light is important whether natural or artificial. A well-lit home will allow the potential buyer to see the space, especially if they are touring the house in the evening.
Your potential home buyer doesn’t want to imagine you living in this home, they want to envision their family living in this home. Depersonalization and staging will help this process.