Our storage and space saving experts uncovered this modern kitchen beneath this pile of debris, and the owners of this South Hudson condo were able to get above their asking price. Here’s how:
1. Get Organized
This is easier said than done. In large homes it can become overwhelming unless you have a plan for each room and closet. It’s best to do one room at a time. Realtor.com’s Cina Coren recommends staying with one room until it is complete. The objective is to make the rooms and closets look neat, organized and spacious. This will mean dwindling down your possessions into categories such as “keep”, “storage”, and for items that will not move with you “donate”. Hopefully you are not living with too many items in the “dump” category. Try Uhaul’s smartmove tape to easily identify where each box is destined, order online through this link.
As you get organized, it will help to find a convenient storage facility. Choose a storage company that offers a pick up and delivery service, otherwise you will find yourself spending all of your free time at the storage facility instead of focusing getting your house ready for market. Pick up and delivery storage companies are more affordable than you think. It may make sense to plan on making multiple pick-ups. Much like the one room at a time strategy, multiple pick-ups will keep you organized and make each room feel like an accomplishment and help you reach a goal of the entire house. If it’s mostly boxes and small furniture, a pick up from Storage Plus could be as inexpensive as $35. When your house is sold, and you’ve found a new one for yourself, having your possessions and furnishings delivered to you is as easy as filling out an online form.
3.What should go? ‘minimize the potential objections and nuisance factors.”
When it comes to deciding what to keep and what should go into storage, you need to put yourself in the shoes of the potential buyers. Generally this means appealing to the masses and doing anything you can to minimize objections. In the NY Times Market Ready section, they recommend the seller remember that “A showing is not just about looking,” she said, “but about relaxing and enjoying the space.”