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!).
Veronica also known as “Roni” was born on an Army base in Panama City, Panama. Her family was soon stationed in Germany and she spent some of her younger years traveling and exploring Europe before her family settled in Austin, TX. Upon graduating from Texas State University, Roni made her way to Dallas to cheer on the sidelines as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader — GO COWBOYS!
After five years of high kicks and jump splits, she decided to take the leap into real estate. Roni is savvy, passionate and hard-working. Her desire to serve her client’s particular needs coupled with her market expertise and negotiation skills set her apart.
“What is most important to me is that my clients trust me with the purchase of their home. I’m honest, I’m loyal and I don’t treat anyone as if they are merely a transaction — That’s just not how I do business. I truly care about each and every client and I think that’s what sets me apart.”
Whether buying, selling or leasing, Roni will provide you the special attention one expects of a dedicated, top-producing real estate professional. She is praised most often by clients for her enthusiasm, patient approach, and undeniable trustworthiness.
You may begin the relationship as a client, but by the end of your home purchase, you’ll earn a trusted friend.