Once your house is listed, a key priority in marketing your house is to keep it orderly. Prospective buyers will want to see the interior—perhaps more than once—before deciding to purchase. Clutter can prove to be a major hindrance to the prospective sale.

Buyers want to be able to visualize themselves living in the house. The more distractions present in the environment, the more difficult it is for them to imagine their own belongings in the space.

For those same reasons, sellers might consider removing personal items such as family photos from important common areas such as living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, and dens. Just as clutter can interfere with a potential buyer’s imagination, so can the presence of items that might remind the buyer of another family living there.

Sometimes, less really is more!