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Old 06-08-2019, 05:57 PM
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Our estate/house sale will be prior to closing. We only brought clothing and some household items to our house in TV. We were able to build in TV last fall. We used this opportunity to move clothing and some household items to our home in TV, freeing up space in the closets.

We are using a POD currently to move our remaking item to TV.

We only moved two chairs, several box spring & mattresses as the furniture items we moved to TV.


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Old 06-08-2019, 07:28 PM
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We're in the process of clearing out our house up north so that we can list it. Right now, we just have way too much STUFF and would have to pack it all away, just to sell it anyway. Most of it won't be coming down with us when we're done (we already own and have started moving stuff into our house in the Villages).

We'll be having yard sales every weekend that it doesn't look like rain, until the house is sold, or until we run out of stuff to sell. Whichever comes first. After that, we'll donate what we can, and throw away whatever we can't donate.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:56 PM
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A furnished house will usually sell faster than one without anything.
It gives a potential buyer the advantage of seeing where a couch can go, where the best place for their TV would be, which wall is best to place their bed, etc.

A definite yes is to get rid of clutter.
Take all the junk off the refrigerator.
Remove religious items from anywhere in the house.
Pack up all the family photos.

The object you are trying to create is to make the buyer comfortable when they look at your house.
They want to imagine their own items in the house, not yours.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:11 AM
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We're in the process of clearing out our house up north so that we can list it. Right now, we just have way too much STUFF and would have to pack it all away, just to sell it anyway. Most of it won't be coming down with us when we're done (we already own and have started moving stuff into our house in the Villages).

We'll be having yard sales every weekend that it doesn't look like rain, until the house is sold, or until we run out of stuff to sell. Whichever comes first. After that, we'll donate what we can, and throw away whatever we can't donate.

I've learned over the years with my own yard/estate sales, to never underestimate the power of putting a 'FREE' sign on those items that don't sell...and that would otherwise have to be thrown/taken away.


It is a powerful psychological tool...that works on a lot of people.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:13 AM
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A furnished house will usually sell faster than one without anything.
It gives a potential buyer the advantage of seeing where a couch can go, where the best place for their TV would be, which wall is best to place their bed, etc.

A definite yes is to get rid of clutter.
Take all the junk off the refrigerator.
Remove religious items from anywhere in the house.
Pack up all the family photos.

The object you are trying to create is to make the buyer comfortable when they look at your house.
They want to imagine their own items in the house, not yours.
Excellent points.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:36 PM
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Our previous home. I had a plan. I had a time frame of a year to get it ready to sell and six months to sell it.

Being a pack rat, the wife said call a dumpster and toss it all.
We did the traditional garage sales as well as visiting a local metal scrap yard. If, I recall copper was scrapping for 2.30 a pound, lead was about .25 a pound, aluminum I don't recall but it is high
and steel was ???? like a nickle a pound. We made 3-4 trips to the scrapper and each time left with $300. Garage sales we did that 4-5 times and averaged roughly $1000 each time. Far less work to have people buy my stuff hopefully enjoy it and leave money far easier to transport. In that year, I also sold stuff on ebay. An adventure, far more work than many expect but that too was several thousands.

As to showing a home empty. That is debatable. I for one cannot visualize how my furniture will fit in an empty home.
Also, due to walk patterns, sunshine etc. When you move pictures and furniture you and the buyer will be shocked to see how dirty and faded a thought to be clean house is.

Oh as to a plan. Selling a house, you plan but you have to count on many unknowns. We priced the home PROPERLY. We had a good broker.
They told us what to do and what not to do and in one week it sold for full asking price, a cash buyer. My PLAN, we gave away a lot of stuff and I was on a first name basis with the guy at the town dump having made soooo many trips.

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