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Preparing to Sell Your San Diego Home While Sheltering in Place? 3 Projects to Knock Out

If you're planning to sell, consider prioritizing the following three categories of home improvements while sheltering in place:

1. Declutter

A tidy home is a functional home, and functional homes are easier to sell. Take this opportunity to sort through your things and to fill that donation box (or boxes). By decluttering, you can avoid giving any impression that your home lacks space or storage. Show off your home's potential!

For inspiration, we like the KonMari method taught by internet sensation and tidying expert, Marie Kondo. The KonMari method is a system for simplifying and organizing your home by getting rid of physical items that don't bring joy into your life. The practice focuses on one category at a time instead of one room at a time. Visit Marie's website for tips, or enjoy this mesmerizing video of a very cluttered bedroom transformed:

2. Depersonalize

When you invite buyers into your home, whether physically or virtually, you want them to envision themselves living there. For that reason, it's helpful to store items that can be distracting, such as old soccer trophies, family photos, and other sentimentals that make your home ... well, your home. For quick access, consider keeping certain items in a convenient drawer.

3. Neutralize

While that red accent wall might be totally awesome, endless studies show that homes sell faster and for more money when painted with neutral colors. Appealing to the masses is the goal. A simple off-white, like a Swiss Coffee, goes a long way.

Thinking of Selling?

How can we help? Team Cairncross has served San Diego sellers full-time through the highs and lows of our economy since 1984. We're local, top ranked, highly experienced, and 100% here for you.

Call us: (858) 859-3370

Email: Steve@TeamCairncross.com

Also see: How to Sell Your San Diego Home Virtually in the COVID-19 Era