Selling a home? De-cluttering - do you store or sell?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL BK3029088

I always encourage my customers preparing for a move to cut back on their possessions to improve a home's staging. If a house is listed with the clutter remaining in the home, the potential buyers automatically think there isn't enough room, not enough storage in the home. Closets should be neat and tidy - with a clear floor, not piled up suitcases, etc.

So where do you put your items - your sports equipment, your suitcases, holiday decorations, extra furniture...those items that are difficult to part with? Self-storage is a popular solution for many homeowner space problems. Do you rent a storage space, or a pod, or sell your items? That's a very individual decision.

Here's our experience when we were about to build our home in Wesley Chapel. Before we got moving on the home, we found some really nice windows at a terrific price, some nice faucets that were on clearance at Home Depot. We decided to put them in a storage unit with a lot of other items we didn't have room for at our townhouse that we lived in at the time. We paid for that storage unit for a year and a half. I just called on pricing and a 5X10 non-air conditioned unit (about the size of a walk in closet) in Wesley Chapel is costs $75 a month for a rental. Suddenly those cheap windows really weren't that cheap at all.

The money put into self-storage has little return beyond hiding a problem. If a homeowner could instead return that money to a household budget it may give them more flexibility as they shop for a new home.

Please let me know if there are any questions that you may have about your home search. 

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Here for you in every step of your home selling journey,

Stephanie LeFew, Tampa Realtor

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - North Tampa FL Office

Call me on my cell phone if there's any way that I can help - 813-624-3332

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Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
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Tough to get rid of stuff sometimes. We are finally getting it. 15 years of stuff here is finally starting to go away. 

Nov 16, 2015 04:28 AM #1
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Joan Cox
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Stephanie, GREAT POST, and we do run across sellers with way too much stuff.  Lots of valuable information! 

Nov 16, 2015 10:40 AM #2
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