Appearance is everything especially when putting a new property on the market. As a real estate agent I know first hand that any type of clutter in the property can kill a sale. In a perfect world every buyer that walked through the door would be able to overlook the clutter and see the property at its full potential. However, this is not a perfect world and every buyer is different.
When introducing a property to potential buyers remember the saying, “Less is more.” Try to get rid of as much as possible, you want the buyer to be able to picture this being their home. It’s a little hard to do that when their trying not to bump into endless piles of clutter. If the property is abandoned the problem may not be the clutter, it may be determining who’s responsible for de-cluttering the property and the cost associated with it. Either way, this can turn a prospective buyer away.
It’s understandable this task may be too much for a person to handle in addition to everything else you have to deal with when selling a property. If you plan on disposing a lot of items including furniture, there are companies that specialize in trash out services in order to help property become market ready.
It’s a good idea to hire a trash out company because most have a host services that can usually be completed with in 24-48 hours. Affordable Cleanup is a company in Connecticut that offer services such as clearing distressed properties of debris, hauling away unwanted items, and white glove cleaning of the property. In addition, they’ll also do small repairs such change locks, painting, and lawn maintenance for that extra curb appeal. They offer free estimates and can be contacted 7 days a week.