I am downsizing my office and moving from the huge suite to the smaller, much smaller, office down the hall. As I pack up the stuff I have accumulated over a 20 year career in real estate, I am finding out exactly why my sellers tell me, "If you only knew how hard it was to pack all that stuff away," "We only made 20 trips to the dump," "We took 5 truck loads of stuff to Good Will."
OK, I'll admit it -- I like to keep stuff. Is there a reason I have to keep a computer that hasn't been turned on in over 2 years? Nope, it's out of here. Those post cards that were going to make me a bunch of money---from 6 years ago. Nope, in the recycle bin. Remember those VHS tapes we would leave our sellers...they keep giving them back and they always say the same thing, "We didn't even watch it, but we thought you could use it on your next appointment." I think maybe I only heard that about 5 times and then decided maybe they weren't such a good idea...but they always seemed to keep the microwave popcorn. 400 seed packets with my personal information on them...summer is here now, guess those will keep until next spring.
This is getting easier and easier...why didn't I do this a long time ago? I'm feeling better about my space...the new space that is. The suite now is just overwhelming -- I'm lost in it. Re-thinking things through, re-focusing on what is important, making sure everything has its place, including me. I think I am going to be looking forward to another 20 years of real estate. (Did I really just say that?)
Craig Alexander, Weichert, Realtors, 824 John Marshall Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630