Depersonalizing a home is an important step to take because it allows buyers to see themselves in the home. When you depersonalize, you turn the home into a blank slate where buyers can imagine spending their lives.
Family photos, mementos, and other highly personal items can be a distraction and actually block a buyer’s mind from engaging with the home the way you want them to. It’s easier to form a connection with a house and start thinking of it as a home when we have properly depersonalized it. Think of it as a way to create universal appeal.
We’ll get further into how to depersonalize, but the main items we’ll remove include photos, highly taste-specific artwork, religious items, and mementos.