Thinking of selling your Mosman home? One of the keys to a faster sale is to make it look as though you don’t actually live there. As confronting as this is, the buyer needs to walk in and feel as though the home could be theirs. The fewer items they see that obviously belong to someone else, the better.

Selling up and relocating is also a good opportunity to go through your belongings and decide what you no longer need. However, there can be a great deal to go through. This is where a professional declutterer can take over.

What a professional declutterer does

A professional Mosman declutterer will come to your home armed with a strategy for helping to clear out the things you don’t need.

Some declutterers approach the task room by room. Others will get you to gather a specific type of item before helping you decide what to keep and what to let go; for example vases, shoes, golfing equipment or hats.

Declutterers can act as an impartial decision-maker. Because they don’t have the emotional connection to your items that you do, they will make it easier to part with things. With their guidance, you can decide what ‘sparks joy’ and deserves to stay, or which belongings you can say a final goodbye to now they have served their purpose.

Often, decluttering begins with a counselling session. It can be hard to throw things away but your declutterer will help you to get in the right headspace.

The professional you hire will help you work through the stress of minimising your belongings and can also tell you which items can be donated or sold. They also have a good idea of which charities would want certain items, meaning you can feel good about them going to somebody else.

The return on investment of a professional declutterer

A declutterer may set you back a few thousand dollars. However, these professionals can pay for themselves in more ways than one.

Firstly, you save time and stress by outsourcing to an expert. They can turn a months-long job into one which only takes a few weeks. Declutters can also prevent a lot of disagreements and minimise tension between family members.

What’s more, a decluttered and professionally staged home will appeal to buyers far more than a jam-packed, messy place with old furniture and dated soft furnishings.

Going through the process to display your Mosman property like a show home has been proven to encourage buyer bids. In an area like Mosman, this can pay off to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars or even more added to your property sale.

We have seen time and time again the difference in price between a well-presented property and one that has seen better days. Even though the change is cosmetic, it definitely encourages buyers to up their bids. They fall in love with the home and they want to be the next owner so they are prepared to pay more.

Your final step: a professional cleaner

Once you have cleared out the clutter, a professional cleaner will put the finishing touches on your home before buyers come through.

Book a team of cleaners to give the house a deep clean. This includes wiping down skirting boards, cleaning the walls, dusting underneath furniture and giving every window a sparkling finish. Get the cleaners to remove any cobwebs in the garden and make sure the entrance to your house isn’t covered in grime.

If you are having more than one showing or if you are planning to auction your home, book your cleaners to pop back for a few hours beforehand. The fresh, clean smell and feel will add to the appeal for buyers and encourage them to bid higher.

The difference to the final outcome of a property sale that a professional declutterer, stylist and cleaner can make is substantial. These professionals will give your home a makeover so it is completely ready for its next owner. The added bonus to you is being able to make a fresh start without boxes and boxes of items you no longer need.

Jonathon De Brennan & team

Jonathon De Brennan & team

As Principal of De Brennan Property, I'm proud to offer a bespoke real estate service for clients with properties located in and around Mosman. Having repeatedly delivered record results across Sydney’s Lower North Shore, our proven home sale strategies achieve enviable prices for local, expat and international clientele. Your property campaign will be unique and tailored specifically to your property and it's ideal buyer. You'll receive daily contact from me alongside a personalised level of service from my dynamic team.

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