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Staging a Home for Higher Offers: 3 Tips to Depersonalize Your Place

by Javier Carter

With housing prices on the increase, the average national age of Australian homebuyers has shot up to 37.7. There are fewer home buyers nowadays than before, so it's vital that you stage your house properly to attract the most potential buyers possible. You want to help buyers walking in your home visualize building their own family in your abode, which means that you should depersonalize your home as much as possible. Personal items might influence how buyers perceive your home. If you're not sure how to depersonalize your home, most real estate agents recommend the following 3 steps.

Remove Clutter and Personal Items

To imagine a life in your home, buyers must not be interrupted by images of your family or decorations that pertain to your hobbies and interests. Give potential buyers a clean slate to work with by removing as much clutter as possible. Get rid of any old magazines that might be sitting around and any items that don't contribute to the aesthetics of your home. You should also get rid of personal items, like family photographs or even artwork that you like.

Paint Walls With Neutral Colors

Give the potential buyers the ability to imagine how life would be like if they were to redecorate your home to their liking. This means getting rid of any boldly colored walls or wall trimmings. Repaint the walls with a neutral color. This will also help freshen up the rooms and make your house look like it has been better maintained over the years. A fresh coat of paint can really brighten up a room and make it look like new.

Change Bed Sheets

If you have children, the bed sheets are most likely catered to their interests. Change the bed sheets to plain white sheets, and you might be astonished at how differently the room can look. This is a particularly good idea if you're targeting buyers who are looking to start a family. This allows them to picture how they could decorate their room for their future children.


By depersonalizing your home, you allow potential buyers to get a better glimpse at how life could be like if they were to make an offer and move in. They don't want to see what you've already done with the place. They want to see what they could potentially do to the place in order to create the perfect home for their little family. By depersonalizing your home, you could potentially rake in more offers from buyers who want to transform your space into their own.