We want you to sell your home for the highest price possible. We want buyers to come in and look at your house, not at your stuff. Decor is important, but it has to be good decor. It cannot be décor that is going to have the buyer staring at it. We want your décor just to compliment your house. Not to overwhelm it. We want the buyer to look at the layout, the bones, the house. Not your "stuff". We need to learn what to pack away and what to leave out. Decor, animal heads, and collections do effect the sale of your home.
One of the things you want to do when selling your Metro Detroit home is to appeal to the greatest audience of home buyers you can. So how do you go about this? How do you as a Metro Detroit home seller achieve this objective? You want your home to be neutral. You may think this is blah, but you have to realize that everybody has their own preferences and likes. That is why we tell you to paint your home a light brown, grey, or beige. Some people just may not like the bright red or dark brown accent walls you have. Neutral is the key to appealing to the greatest audience of home buyers you can.
So how do we apply this to your décor? We want to make you décor neutral. Nothing offensive. No décor that will sway the buyer one way or another. No décor that would make the buyer dislike your house. No décor that will make the buyer to hate your home. No décor that will make the buyer stare or admire the décor instead of looking at the house. We want the décor to compliment the house. We want the house to be the focus and the décor to add to the beauty of the house. Not to overwhelm the buyer. We want them to identify with your home, and they may not be able to do it if they do not identify with your collection. So pack it away. You are moving, so think of it as pre-packing.
So now you must put away your collections:
This will deter any U of M fan from buying your home
I have seen collections take over whole rooms and run throughout the whole house as the main theme. Even Coca-Cola rooms, or college decorated rooms. College decorated rooms can be a real no-no. Sure you can be a die hard fan, but put it on hold while you are selling your home. I have been in houses where there was an Ohio State room. I took two buyers through the house. They both ended up disliking the house. One of the buyers criteria was exactly like the house, but it was the room that swayed the buyers away from the house. So pack up the college room too. Whether you love the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Minnesota Vikings pack it away.
One more area I really need to touch on is animals. I mean trophies, mounts on the wall, stuffed animals. Sure you are a great hunter and you are proud of your talents, but take those heads down. Pack up the stuffed trophies. Otherwise you will have the animal lovers running out of your house. You want your home to appeal to them too. They may be the one buyer that really loves your house. You don’t want to lose any buyer because that buyer might have been the buyer that puts in the offer.