Top Selling Tip: Clearly Define Each Room

When you’re selling a house, you are selling much more than a roof, foundation and walls. You are selling a promise. You are selling opportunity. You are selling potential. When potential buyers view your photographs or walk into your home, they should be transported; they should be able to envision themselves in your home. One way to help them do this is to make sure that every room has a clearly defined purpose.


Highlight Each Room’s Purpose


You may use your dining room as a makeshift office (folders and paperwork make a nice centerpiece, right!), your living room as a playroom or that spare bedroom as a halfway house for laundry. And that’s fine! When it’s your house, you should use the space in a way that makes most sense to you. Selling, however, is an entirely different story.


Remember, you’re selling possibility. Buyers need to see the purpose; it is best to try to use each room how the builder originally intended. The great room is the great room. The bedrooms are the bedrooms.


Don’t Forget to De-Clutter!


At the same time, it is important to de-personalise and de-clutter. Again, you are highlighting the potential of each room to live up to the buyer’s expectations and dreams. If they then want to turn the living room into a home gym, wonderful! They do not feel bound by pre-existing conditions.


On a similar note: if you have a space that has no predetermined purpose, set one. That odd-spaced corner can become a cosy reading nook, the finished basement can become a game room or workshop, the deck outside can become an entertaining hub.


You sell the dream. We’ll help you sell the house. Contact Doorsteps’ experienced estate agents today.

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