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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

They are both equally important, as far as I'm concerned and often go hand in hand.

Apr 09, 2015 09:21 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate


Sep 15, 2018 07:00 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Of course.

Apr 11, 2018 10:27 PM
Sierra Maison Home Staging
Sierra Maison Home Staging - Cool, CA
Creating the Magic

I believe they are both highly important.  Have you been in a situation where the seller wasn't convinced to do both?  Or maybe you don't want to ask too much of your seller?  

Apr 14, 2015 01:58 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

What's the difference?   They are de-personalizing their home when they de-clutter it.  Obviously, their personal choice of living in clutter is now altered.

Apr 10, 2015 05:56 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Equally important! I would almost prefer the de-personalizing more though.  It seems to affect buyers more in my opinion.


Apr 10, 2015 02:56 AM
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

They are one and the same!  You can't do one without the other.

Apr 10, 2015 01:17 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

If forced to pick, I'd say de-cluttering.  Although both are important, the answer really depends on which one needs the most attention.  For example, I've been in houses that have almost no personal photos around but the place is very messy... so de-cluttering would be more important in that case.  I've also been in a couple of houses that had either family photos & kid's drawings everywhere you looked or many religious items displayed but the house was kept clean & neat... so de-personalizing is needed in those.

Apr 10, 2015 01:12 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

They go hand in hand.  Get rid of the clutter and personalized items and let's get the home sold quickly.  Some buyers can't see past the stuff. 

Apr 09, 2015 11:55 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We sell houses then people turn them into homes. It takes a lot of strength, emotionally and physically to revert that back into a house. That's where one of the needs for the real estate associate comes into play. DE STRONG! 

Apr 09, 2015 11:11 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239  Yes, the seller should be involved in the selling process. I would hope they wouldn't expect the agent to de-clutter and store their personal items .

Apr 09, 2015 10:45 PM
Sarah Cole
Strategic Digital Marketing Consultant - - Tully, NY
Strategic Social Media Consultant

Can I humbly offer my non-realtor opinion?  We've sold 3 times and bought homes only 3 of them, but I will tell you personalization if it means the pink colored bedroom or the things that take some time to see beyond have been a reason for us to pause.  If you mean photos and that kind of thing then that's something I enjoy, but it is dangerours from what I read now for sellers not to remove photos.  Maybe too many crime tv shows are watched, but just the same.  What is a huge turn off are dishes in the sink and dirty carpets, but that's me.  A great question.

Apr 09, 2015 09:27 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

To me both are equally important.  It all depends on the home and the home owner.  

Apr 09, 2015 09:11 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

De-cluttering is more important.

Personalizing can be used in a beneficial way. 


Apr 09, 2015 08:31 PM