We all know that when preparing a home to sell, we must de-clutter and de-personalize.
Recently, I was working with a seller who had a lot of books. An avid reader, the books were important to her, but she already knew she had to pack them away before we began marketing the home for sale.
However, while we discussed packing these books away to clear up the shelves, we decided to leave many of the nicer books out on display. These will be showcased on shelves throughout the home.
Books throughout the home will help to highlight the built-in shelving units, while at the same time creating a homey atmosphere that will attract buyers. These books will be interspersed with a few personal items of the seller's collection.
While we must de-clutter and de-personalize the home for sale, we must maintain the feeling that this house is also a home. Books from your personal collection can be a great resource for free decorating items.
Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTOR
Connecticut Real Estate & Appraisals
CT Home Group
Keller Williams CT Realty
Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale