If you are about to embark on selling your home, or make a massive transition with your property, then it might be time to take a deep, honest look with SA’s leading de-clutter expert ….Kate Emmerson
Has your home been on the market for too long, with plenty of people through the doors but you are just not shifting it? Or do you suddenly need to sell uber fast and want to get your home in the best possible position to be snapped up by a buyer immediately? Or does your beautiful home have many memories (good or bad) that you are deeply attached to, making moving on feel insurmountable right now?
It might be time to look at your property and whoever lives there with you, from a totally different angle.To do some internal work first! I am known as the Quick Shift Deva – South Africa’s clutter expert, a life coach, best selling author and international speaker, I professionally help clients to sort out their clutter and their lives, freeing them to move on, to LIVE LIGHT, LIVE LARGE. Much like a combination of Clean House and House Doctor, I will both physically and emotionally help YOU and YOUR HOME get show day ready!
Whilst you may be thinking about what your property looks like on the surface and what needs sprucing and probably how much you want to “get out” from the sale, I suggest you delve deeper. We are talking about taking responsibility for how fast your home sells – and it’s not to do with your realtor or the current property market. Much more is up to you! Firstly it’s about…
- Emotionally detaching and saying goodbye to your home first
- Then a ruthless assessment to look at the property from a buyer’s perspective
- Followed by a practical de-cluttering process to get your home Show day ready.
You first need to emotionally detach for your sale to hatch. You need to consider all the time and energy you have spent in these four walls – so you will set about starting to find awesome memories, acknowledging the challenges faced in the house, letting go of things you wanted to do. I’ll guide you step by step, ensuring that by letting go emotionally of the space and all that it means to you, you are pre-paving the way for an effortless sale. Next, I’ll teach you to get into the buyer mindset, imagining you are simply a custodian of the space now until it is sold and encourages you to do a 150 point ruthless assessment- no kidding or conning yourself. This is where you get down and dirty, deciding what needs to be fixed and spruced.
You have to put yourself constantly in the buyer’s shoes – no one coming through your doors want to see a messy, cluttered, badly utilized space. Buyers need to see themselves living happily in this house, so de-personalizing your stuff is vital. Every ounce of clutter needs to be removed, including the out of sight spots- top of cupboards, kists, storerooms, anything lurking behind or under…… You want to free up your home so that packing is a cinch, and move day a treat! By letting go of anything that no longer serves you, you free up your space, allow a buyer to jump at the property, and you get yourself ready for packing by taking only what you love and use to your new home. You can even make some moola (cash) en route by selling stuff you are getting rid of!
Read more about the 10 ways you’re unconsciously self-sabotaging the speedy SALE of your home.
You may be the biggest spoke in the wheel when you consider this;
Potential buyers WILL open cupboards to see the storage space and will be left feeling there is not only lack of enough storage, but a general feeling of no space and being cramped and no-one wants that. Your clutter will leave them feeling a combination of oppressed, claustrophobic, crowded, stifled. There will also be the generalized feeling of “I just don’t like the feel of the place”, without much more being said. Whilst each person has their own personal taste as to what they are looking for in a home regarding structure, rooms, size, do NOT fall victim to your mess, clutter, lack of proper streamlined organisation being THE off-putting factor. That is simply chasing sales away when you have every way to be in charge of it.
We are talking about YOU taking responsibility for the sale of your home.
When you have a home full of stuff to clear, thin and throw out, you could be subconsciously sabotaging the sales process – the sale going through will mean you HAVE to get everything sorted at some point. So can you see the link that unconsciously you might quite like the idea of the house NOT being sold so that you can put off this massive, daunting task? It might require a deep level of honesty to be able to acknowledge this, but the trick is to get you PREPARED. That way you signal to the world at large, the estate agent, yourself and the buyer that all is 100% aligned. Also if you are dreading the ultimate packing up and moving process, then why will you want the sale to happen, as that means you will be forced to do it….
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PROOF ‘n PRAISE FOR SHIFT YOUR HOME:
Natalie and Vincent: After just 2 Show Houses we sold our house and we were happy with the very FIRST offer we received!
Sean: I am still quite in awe that within just 2 days of doing the processes with you I received the first offer
Lesley: I received two cash offers, both higher than my asking price within one day of putting it on the market & the sale was finalised within a week.
Cheryl Reum – estate agent: I would heartily recommend this publication to every estate Agent out there as a gift on a mandate granted to help Sellers. Endorsed unreservedly. Cheryl Reum Keller Williams Premier.
Lynne and Petie: Our home was on the market with 3 different agents over 13 months, yet within just 11 days of doing’s Kate’s work, I accepted an OTP! We did the exercises on the 5th June 2016 and received the written offer on the 16th June 2016.
Marilu and Ryan: It came down to two buyers that where “betting” for our home. We recommend anyone looking for the most seamless, stressless salel of their home to make use of Kate’s program.
Hannetjie: Our home had been on the market for one year and we are so grateful the sale was confirmed a little more than a month after my first contact with Kate and her programme.
Fiona: Even two weeks before our designated show day we had effortlessly signed the sale of agreement!
Brigitte: The energy of the house already feels lighter and the rooms feel more spacious and makes it easier for me to let it go – with love.
Debi: I definitely feel in me a complete shift of energy and lightness…
Rieks:The most profound book ever when you are selling or moving house! Can definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to gain better insight and understanding of all that is really happening around you during this transition.
Radia: Thank you for opening my eyes – I resold my house to ME! There’s no denying it kate, your system works!!!!
Pauline: It’s really important to do the emotional disconnection letter, if I hadn’t then I would still be floundering and running around in ever increasing circles.
Miriam: It was eye opening to see how much of ourselves we invest into our homes, so it was refreshing to say a proper farewell with gratitude.Ingrid: Hi Kate, I just want to give you feedback. I am barely into week 2 of your ‘sell your house’ course, and we signed yesterday. So our townhouse sold in less than 1 month, when everyone had told us it would take more than 2 / 3 months. I am sure it’s because we finally started ‘accepting’. Thank you!