First impressions matter! Decluttering is essential when getting any property ready for the open market.
Unnecessary clutter is distracting and leaves little to the imagination. Buyers could hyper focus on the mess, rather than the potential on a particular living space.
More importantly, clutter can give the perception that the property has bigger, more serious problems. For example: The big tickets items (roof, a/c, water heater etc.) could be in great condition. However a buyer may prejudge the seller(s) as someone who probably doesn’t maintain their home, based on its messy condition. So in the end, CLUTTER COULD COST YOU!