What should I do with my Extra...(name that furniture) Asked the Seller

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Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

. Whether it is because a Seller is....downsizing..."re-sizing"....leaving the country....it's a estate...getting married, getting un-married...had a "change of taste"...moving to Senior living...all kinds of reasons why the Furniture pilefurnishings won't be moving to the next "happily ever after."  Soooo what is a Seller to do ? 

    There is the recliner that may carry lots of memories...bouncing children on knees...sleeping with a cold...watching ALL the games...but has really seen it's better days...The formal dining room set..buffet...china cabinet that no longer will have a "home" with a down sized eat-in kitchen andImage result for old dining room set formal space in the new house that will be called home.  Such overwhelming details when there are soooo many other things to do...

    Our first suggestion is to make a list of everything that will NOT move to the new place...and next to it...the room it is in currently currently and a suggested price.

 Blue Chair - Family Room  $40 .  On the Blue Chair...use half of an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and write $40 and pin it to the chair. 

    You want your "For Sale Display" and list to be completed before the Buyer does their inspection.  Now...if the new owner wants any of the items,....they have a list to take with them AND can see just how that piece may fit in a specifc room.  Set a timeline for response...if they  Moving Vanchoose a few pieces...or ALL of what is in the rec room...or the spare bedroom...that is that much less for the Seller to move...Yaaah !

     Every good Real Estate agent also has a list of names and numbers where various other items can be sold or donated...and that list can be used after the "internal sale" to the Buyers.

      One more service you can offer your Sellers who will be oh soooo grateful for your thoughtfulness !

        This has been a professional suggestion post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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FANTASTIC advice Sally K. & David L. Hanson , i love the list and really like pinning a price on the actual furniture. 

Oct 05, 2018 07:14 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson (sally)... wonderful guidance for those homeowners who need to "thin out" their "stuff"...

Oct 05, 2018 07:16 AM #2
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Sally and David - this is just so bewildering for people who are downsizing.  Your suggestions are great.

Oct 05, 2018 08:52 AM #3
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Sally: Surprisingly, it seems to be happening with more and more frequency. Having a plan to thin out the possessions is a smart move.

Oct 05, 2018 12:10 PM #4
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Sally and David- so many people have no idea what to do with what they no longer want or need. Allowing someone else to purchase it or donating it is a good option. 

Oct 05, 2018 12:48 PM #5
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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When personal property will convey or be sold, it is important to have an inventory!

Oct 05, 2018 01:20 PM #6
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George Souto
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Sally and David that is good advise.  I would also suggest to donate the unwanted items to organizations who will give it to families in need.

Oct 05, 2018 01:26 PM #7
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have shared a similar idea with my sellers. I have them tag the items with color tags that refer to a color code on an inventory sheet that gives a full description and prices. They make several copies of the inventory sheet with a little stand up card to tell buyers and agents to take a copy. If anyone is interested in an item they are to contact me. Even real estate agetns buy stuff. It is amazing how much stuff sells.

Oct 05, 2018 06:53 PM #8
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Sally.

When we move, and we will, any furniture left in our current home will not go with us.  The buyer will either use them, or they can throw them out. 

Oct 06, 2018 01:15 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Hello Sally and David - most important is to have a plan as you outline. Very smart. 

Oct 06, 2018 04:10 AM #10
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  Some sellers have difficulty parting with their furniture even though they really know it will not work in their new home.

Oct 06, 2018 04:51 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning again Sally and David. I wouldn't mix business with furniture sales. I would give that list to the sellers.

Oct 06, 2018 10:47 AM #12
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Roy Kelley
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This is a great idea for home sellers. 

We are going to have a lot of surplus furniture when we downsize. 

Oct 06, 2018 02:32 PM #13
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love the price 'tag' idea, Sally! I get requests about my donation list quite often and love it when I hear that the sellers have used my favorite charity organizations!

Happy Saturday!

Oct 06, 2018 04:53 PM #14
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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There are some great deals if people pin a price on it and they can get rid of it and make money.

Oct 07, 2018 09:21 AM #15
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