If you work at home you might be lucky to have a dedicated office or library room to use for an office. If not, your home office might take over a spare bedroom, one of the dining areas in the house or share space in the bonus room with the kid’s entertainment center.
Either way, if you are selling your house, you need to keep your office space clean and as free of clutter as possible. Buyers snoop, so take that into consideration when planning your home staging. If you keep confidential information in your office, don’t leave it where others can spy with the corner of their eye.
Here are some tips to keeping your home office active while selling your house:
- Store files and paperwork that you don’t need to everyday operations. If you have things that can go into storage or packed into the garage, put them there to declutter the office space.
- Remove furniture that makes the room look too small. If you have large office furniture in a bedroom, the buyers cannot fully visualize how a bed might fit in there.
- Clean your desk and put back only what you need for day to day operations. Paper weights, photos, and other things that aren’t necessary should get packed away. You are moving, and will have to pack them eventually.
- Store all personal and confidential/client information where people can’t see them.
- If you share space in a bonus room or bedroom or dining area, make sure your office does not overpower the purpose of the room.
- Your town may have locations for shared office space that you can rent while your house is on the market.
Eileen Saunders, REALTOR with Tommy Morgan Realtors, 2092 Old Taylor Road, Oxford, MS 38655, 662-404-0816 or 662-234-5344 Equal Housing