You’ve heard the advice before to “depersonalize” your home so people can imagine themselves in it, not see you in it.” But can you take it too far? The answer to that is yes, you sure can. People look for some personality in a home and if they don’t find it, they are often turned off.
Balance is needed
It can be a tricky balance, you need to do some decluttering and depersonalizing, but not go too far. Homes that are completely devoid of any personal touches are cold and not inviting. That is hardly what you want to convey to buyers.
Your home should feel like a home, not an empty box. It should be warm, inviting and welcoming.
Okay to keep a couple family photos
One of the things that sellers are often told to do is to remove all family photos. Don’t. Keep a few. Remove some and replace with inviting artwork, but keep it feeling like a family home. Family photos add life and character. Charming pictures of your children sprinkled throughout the home is ok.
Making your home appear to be a place of happiness and contentment will go a long way to achieving that.
You don’t want an echo!
Removing too many things will make a home feel empty and less like a home. Yes, make your home look like it has more space, but don’t go so overboard that it looks and sounds like no one lives there.