IF you’ve heard of Western Minimalism or Japanese KonMari, you know that these are principles that promote happiness through living with fewer possessions and eliminating clutter. These intentional -lifestyles allow only items that make you happy and are useful to live in your home. By eliminating clutter, or things that don’t bring you joy, you’ll experience less stress and have more time and money to spend.
The applications of “less is more” to home ownership and home selling are obvious. With less clutter, your home will be cozier, easier to navigate, show better to homebuyers, easier to keep straight, and easier to pack up when you sell.
The most disorganized areas in your home are typically closets, countertops and drawers. Here are a few tips to make decluttering faster and easier:
Start small, one closet or drawer at a time.
Assign a specific place for every item in the appropriate room.
Organize so that you can see at a glance what is available in every storage space, from kitchen cabinets to dresser drawers.
Fold sweaters and socks vertically so you can see every item.
Use marked containers for small, miscellaneous or boxed items.
Keep only beautiful, favorite or currently useful items.
Don’t let guilt force you to keep anything you don’t want, such as gifts or expensive items you don’t like. Instead, offer these items to people you know or donate them.
Remove donations and discards from the house the same day.
A good real estate agent will sell your home, but a GREAT REALTOR® will guide you through the process of preparing your home for a quicker sale, maximizing the aesthetic and visual values and increasing your opportunities for achieving the best possible price in the least amount of time.
To learn how I can achieve this with you, please contact me for an informal no-pressure meeting over a coffee or tea, (on me!).
Laila Sarvarian believes a key to success in real estate is the building of personal relationships and the constant expansion of her network of not only potential clients, but lifelong friends. Managing Dallas’ largest outdoor fitness program over the past seven years with Camp Gladiator has allowed Laila to grow her personal network exponentially. Her success as a fitness instructor is a result of her knack to provide advice and assistance delivered with a friendly smile and infectious personality. It is these same qualities that allow her to provide her real estate clients with exceptional service as they navigate the DFW Metroplex’s real estate market.
Born and raised in Dallas, Laila left Texas briefly to comple te her degree in communications at the University of Oklahoma before returning to her Texas roots. She enjoys all that Dallas has to offer from listening to live music at the Arboretum, picnicking at Klyde Warren Park or dining at the many restaurants in Trinity Groves. Having been a lifelong resident of Dallas, she has seen the city transform into the exciting environment it is today and is able to offer her clients expertise in a number of neighborhoods.
After assisting a local homebuilder with everything from site selection to design, Laila’s interest in real estate was peaked and she sought out one of Dallas’ most reputable realtors, Rogers Healy and Associates, to partner with to launch her real estate career. While she continues to change lives through her work with Camp Gladiator, Laila strives to do the same with her real estate clients. Laila recognizes that buying or selling a home is a big life event for her clients and she works hard to ensure that her clients have a trusted partner in her that will work hard to not only meet but exceed their expectations, all with a smile on her face.