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Home staging - the DIY options - Part 3

A vital part of the home staging process is to check for any personal items that you may have missed. Depersonalisation helps prospective buyers picture themselves living in the space. It sounds easy. But it’s really hard for us to remove things we see every day. They can sneak under our radar.

Part 3. Depersonalisation

It’s time to bring in a fresh pair of eyes. 

Someone who doesn’t know your space so intimately. Your agent can be a big help here. Their job: to do one final sweep for personal items, and signs of every day life. Things that can take potential buyers out of their emotional space.

Your fresh pair of eyes are looking for:

  • family photos, 
  • souvenirs from vacations or events, 
  • trophies, plaques and medals, 
  • and any other assorted memorabilia from your life.

Plus evidence of the everyday:

  • dirty laundry, clean washing…
  • make up, shaving equipment
  • dishes, and yes…
  • even pets.

Remember: fresh eyes always help to prepare your space for sale. With this final sweep of your home complete, you are now ready to welcome in potential buyers into your home.


Watch part 1: Decluttering

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Watch part 2: Theming

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