Personal Items and Artwork in Your Crested Butte Home
It is highly likely that you will have decorative personal items and artwork in your Crested Butte home. This is how you decorate and make the house feel like home. But this can be a disadvantage when you are selling your Crested Butte home. It’s a good idea to remove decorative personal items and artwork from your mountain home for a variety of reasons. For example, you don’t want a buyer to think that certain items are included in the house. Another reason is that your personal items can make your Crested Butte home feel cluttered. Lastly, photos and other items specific to you make it difficult for prospective buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. Decorative personal items and artwork in your Crested Butte home are great for you, but should be removed for buyers.
Be Clear About What’s Included
There are a few well-known artists in Crested Butte. Their paintings of the town and mountain scenes may be very expensive art. If you have some expensive or cherished paintings in your home and you plan to take them with you when you sell the home, then now is the time to remove them from your Crested Butte home.
I have been involved with transactions where negotiations on a $2 million home were held up because of a $10,000 painting. There were hard feelings on both sides that made for an uncomfortable situation. If the painting had been removed, it would never have been an issue.
You might want to keep your decorative personal items and artwork in your Crested Butte home since you may still be using the home while it is listed for sale. But is looking at the painting on the wall more important than avoiding a potential conflict? A conflict whereby you could possibly lose the painting when the buyer agrees to your final counter but wants that painting thrown in.
Removing Personal Items and Decluttering
The other thing about decorative personal items and artwork in your Crested Butte home is that everyone has different taste and style. Even though it is common to see a trophy elk head mounted on the wall, not everyone likes looking at elk heads. If you have a locked owner’s closet jam-packed with stuff, this would be a good time to remove all the items in it, or at a minimum remove the expensive items, any firearms, and clean it up so the buyer can see how nice and spacious the owner’s closet is.
It may be a good idea to hire an interior decorator to provide an opinion on what to remove. This can be a good exercise for you as well. This will force you to make some decisions about what items in the home you will take. This will help determine what items will be included (on the inclusion list).
Finally, when you get an offer and the buyer says they don’t want any of your furniture or furnishings, don’t be offended. The important thing is that they want to buy your house, not your stuff.
Take Down Personal Photos
Photos on the wall and throughout the home are common in mountain homes. After all, you have enjoyed years of fun times with family and friends. You cherish the photos capturing those fun moments, the big fish you caught, and the tops of the peaks you have climbed.
However, those photos are distracting to the buyer. Studies show that if a buyer can “visualize themselves” in your home, they will become emotionally excited to buy your home. You might keep a few current photos that sell the mountain lifestyle. But I recommend you remove the “wall of photos,” fill the nail holes, and paint the wall.
Personal Items and Artwork in Your Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
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