Places that Sellers Leave Good Stuff Behind

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Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

Sellers Checklist for Those Places that Get Forgotten


It happens over and over again. The house has closed and the seller is long gone. The buyer opens a cabinet door or sees that the top shelf in a closet has stuff that the seller left behind. The seller got in a hurry and failed to check one last time. These items can be treasures or valuable components that the seller will miss in their new household. Will they think they got lost in the move?

Kitchen has lots of hiding places

To keep this from happening, sellers can use this checklist to keep from missing those frequently forgotten hiding places.

Sellers Moving Checklist- One Last Look Before Leaving

  1. In the kitchen there are several hiding places- check the corner cabinets, cabinets over ranges and refrigerators, the bottom drawer of the range and the dishwasher before leaving.
  2. Check the attic. This is the place where those boxes of memorabilia and family mementos are stored.
  3. Check the top shelves of all closets. This may take a step stool or ladder to make sure they are clear and you haven't forgotten anything.
  4. The very back of drawers in bath vanities and kitchens can hide stuff. Pull them all the way out and make sure they are cleared out.
  5. Medicine cabinets can hold some little used items and be forgotten. Open up and check.
  6. Bookcases sometimes have doors and drawers. Take the time to see if there is something left behind.
  7. Garages sometimes have storage areas or hideaways. Check these one more time.

 

Once you have moved on it is unreasonable to ask the buyer to ship you the forgotten items. Time and expense would be involved so an ounce of prevention is what is needed. Check those places one more time before you pull out of the driveway for the last time.

Places That Sellers Leave Good Stuff Behind

When you are ready to sell your Clarksville TN home, contact me to get the process started. I am ready to serve you. Call The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730. 

 

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Hi Ali Merchant, thank you for the comment and stopping by.

Jan 19, 2017 08:25 PM #35
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That becomes out job, too, along with all the other responsibilities, Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jan 19, 2017 08:26 PM #36
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Good list Debbie, we have certainly seen enough things left behind over the years.

Jan 20, 2017 10:47 PM #37
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Debbie, I love the post. I have found some of these things at the walk through and mentioned it to sellers.

Jan 21, 2017 04:07 AM #38
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Most of the time the stuff I see sellers leave behind are in the garage...old paint, pesticides, cleaning supplies and rarely a nice bottle of wine!

Jan 21, 2017 05:18 AM #39
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Hi Bob Crane, the seller or the tenant are often long gone, especially in my area since it is military connected. 

Jan 21, 2017 08:16 PM #40
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It is in those forgotten places, Gita Bantwal so we need to remind our sellers.

Jan 21, 2017 08:17 PM #41
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Oh they leave trash and unwanted items too. I hear sellers say they think the buyer wants them, Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC.

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I can not tell you how many times i have found things during the final walk through Debbie Reynolds 

Jan 23, 2017 05:23 AM #43
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Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

Excellent post. So glad Sheri Sperry - MCNE® re-blogged because I missed it. Excellent list for sellers to check when moving out. I always see the dishwasher with a few items left:).

Jan 23, 2017 06:22 AM #44
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Hi Debbie- I too am glad that Sheri Sperry - MCNE® reblogged this because I would have missed this excellent post.  This list should be in every Listing Agents information to give to their clients. Those over-the-range and over-the-fridge cabinets could be a treasure trove. 

Jan 27, 2017 08:58 AM #45
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So true!  They also sometimes leave things behind in attic storage spaces.

Jan 28, 2017 06:48 PM #46
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This is sure true, can't remember how many times I've done this myself when moving.

Feb 21, 2017 12:54 PM #47
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great list

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Thanks Esther Preston for your comment.

Feb 21, 2017 06:47 PM #49
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On my last move I think I brought everything but still haven't found a couple of special things, Lyn Sims.

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I am glad she reblogged it too, Kathy Streib.

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I see some seller that mean to leave the attic stuff behind. They no longer want it, Myrl Jeffcoat.

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Thank you Dorie Dillard for your comment. Glad you stopped by. 

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I try to pay special attention at the walk through for things like that, Scott Godzyk.

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