One of the best real estate sales weapons in our arsenal at Just Ducky Homes is the common suburban Storage Unit.
It's amazing how much clutter can accumulate in a home over the years. Before you know it, you and your family are outnumbered by the toys, clothes, furniture and other household items that are just part of life.
We have a solution that has worked wonders for our sellers: Just temporarily rent a storage unit until your home sells. To this day, our customer, and now friend, Meaghan says it was the best decision ever.
This tactic gives you the opportunity to clear some wide open spaces and show buyers how great your home's floorplan is.
And it takes a lot of pressure off you as a seller.
By using a storage unit, you can go through your possessions more slowly and carefully when it is time to move them into your new home. You won't accidentally throw away a family heirloom that you're trying to get out of the way and you can make the important Three D decisions -- Do Move it, Dump it or Donate it -- much more easily from the unit instead of from your house.
Make sure you're renting in a facility that offers you 24-hour access and that has good security procedures so your possessions remain safe.
One of the best units in our Edwardsville, Illinois area offers units starting at 5 x 5 and continuing all the way up to 10 x 30. The deposit is just $25 and the unit costs are pro-rated based on which day of the month you move in. Prices begin at $31/month for the smallest units and run to $111/month for the largest.
Outside parking spaces also are offered at many rental facilities. Think about using them if you have a few too many cars or perhaps a boat or RV that isn't exactly enhancing the view of your home during the sales process.
About the Author: Nancy Milton, GRI, is a Realtor with the Just Ducky Homes team at Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, Illinois. She and Kristina Pratt help their customers buy and sell homes and investment properties in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs of Madison and St. Clair counties with special emphasis on real estate in the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Troy. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.JustDuckyHomes.com or e-mail Nancy@JustDuckyHomes.com.
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