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    Don’t Let Your Decor Be a Turnoff | What Needs to Go When Selling Your NOLA Home

    New Orleans real estate

    We all have “stuff”. But when your house is for sale, it’s not just a good idea to de-clutter, but to take stock of what might turn off some buyers when they take a tour.

    What should you remove when selling your New Orleans home?

    Nude art

    Even if you had Michelangelo’s David in your living room, I’d recommend storing it away when selling. Parents touring homes with children will probably not go any further once they’ve had to cover Junior’s eyes the first time.

    Personal lifestyle decorations

    We’ve toured homes with some very personal decor that left the agents talking all about the “stuff” and not remembering a thing about the house. I’ve seen rooms decorated with skulls and skeletons in the middle of summer, rooms with wall to wall dolls that creeped me out (Chucky, anyone?) and once an entire house that had to have been owned by someone who fancied herself a witch. I don’t judge anyone’s lifestyle, but I do judge whether or not a home is going to repel more buyers than it attracts.

    Get rid of the very personal items, remembering that it’s about selling your home, not living in it.

    Pet stuff

    I love my animals. But, when selling, it’s important to make the fact that they live with you as inconspicuous as possible. That might mean shoving the dog bed under your own bed during the day or relocating the bird that sits on your kitchen counter to another location that doesn’t make buyers leave with images of feathers in their food.

    Need an honest assessment of necessary changes to your home before it goes on the market?

    Contact us and we’ll be happy to hook you up with our professional home stager. You can reach our team at (504) 327-5303.

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