IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Lisa grew up in Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico (US Air Force Family) and landed in Dallas to attend college. She fell in love with the city and after graduation, made DFW her home where she has lived for 25 years.
She started in real estate as an investor and home flipper. She loves to help her clients visualize even some of the most minor changes that can enhance any house they look at to help make it their own custom home. Formerly in sales at a Marketing Agency, she is known for her master sales strategies and techniques as well as her savvy use of technology to provide a 5-star experience for her sellers and buyers. Lisa epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your re al estate transaction.
“What is most important to me is open communication about what to expect during the entire process of selling or buying what is essentially the biggest transaction during most people's life. It can be stressful and I like to bring the “calm” to the process so in the end, my clients become my friends.”
Whether buying, selling or leasing, Lisa will provide you the special attention one expects of a dedicated real estate professional. She is praised most often by her clients for her responsiveness and determination to find exactly what her clients are looking for.