Declutter the home

A real estate agent will provide proven tips on what needs to stay and what needs to go. Remember that anything removed from the house needs to be stored securely and cannot be distributed until the rest of the assets are distributed. In general, less clutter is better.

If you need to rent temporary storage to truly declutter the house, this can be a good investment to maximize sales price. As you declutter, make sure you remove all jewelry, financial assets and records, and any other small, high value items that could be stolen by a real estate prospect looking the home.