. 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 furnishings 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 and 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 choose 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 !
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