Most of us have taken great care and thought into making our homes an environment that reflects our unique personality and lifestyle. This is decorating. But when it comes to selling your home decorating does not work. Decorating allows people to see the "you" in your home. When preparing a home for sale it is important that the potential buyers can easily see "themselves" in the home.
Start by removing those personal touches like family photos, collections, mementos, sports trophies, souvenirs, awards, degrees and other private items.
Distinct paint colors can also detract. Make sure your back drop is fresh, neutral and has a broad appeal.
Religious, political and seasonal decor may be offensive to some as can artwork with nudity. Take care that none of your possessions has the potential to create a negative reaction in a buyer.
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