Your best bet is to discuss this with a professional. Mindset is important. You have lived in the house for some time. You are emotionally attached to the house. You may have made modifications to accommodate your needs and you have had many experiences there.
Buyers are interested in their future in the house. They want to know how the house (your house) will fit their needs. You have to make your house attractive to today’s buyer. You are selling to the buyer. You are not the buyer. Think about your attitude when you bought the house. Were you concerned about how your furniture would fit in the space? Whether you had enough space for your family? That is what the buyer is thinking. So you have to appeal to the buyer.
Making the house clutter free will make your house feel spacious so remove
as much clutter as you can. Cleanliness is important : so a thorough cleaning is appropriate. Updated carpeting and freshly painted rooms go a long way to improve the appeal and desirability of the property.
Pay attention to the advice of your agent. Your agent has seen may homes and has worked with many buyers so they know what is acceptable. If you are thinking of making improvements to improve curb appeal and the interior of the house, enlist the help of the agent, preferably before you spend money on upgrades.
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