From Coto De Caza to Huntington Beach I was referred by the fabulous Donnie Bowen to these sellers who needed some assistance before, during and after their move. We initially decluttered and removed items not necessary for staging, as well as some organizing work
One of our clients just used Organized & Orderly to help pack him up and assist in the many details of his local move. Our team happily obliged with 2 and a half days of packing, scheduled for the beginning of the week with Move day being Friday. We had already done a supplies assessment, and purchased all packing supplies on our clients behalf which eliminates the last minute panic of not having enough boxes or paper, or running out of tape.
Moving??? Let Us Help….You sold your house, Yay, but now comes the hard bit. You need to pick a mover, pack up all your belongings, move, unpack all your belongings and get set up in your new home. Believe the statistics when they say that after death and divorce, moving is the 3rd biggest stress inducer. Of course it is… you are knee deep in mountains of paperwork, mortgage, escrow, title, you may have to make major decisions such as new schools for the...
In the last few months I have been on quite a number of Pre-Listing Consultations (For those of you who do not know what this entails, it is when the realtor asks me to come and give recommendations and advice to the homeowner about what will help the home sell including, but not limited to, decluttering, de-personalizing, furniture flow, aesthetic repairs, how to highlight major selling points, as well as tips and tools to help make your home sellable with a broad appeal to buyers).
Seller beware... Things you are INADVERTENTLY saying about your home!It can be a confusing matter when you get ready to list your home... It becomes a "house" overnight, almost like it doesn't even belong to you anymore, and in many ways it doesn't. After all, in order to sell it for top dollar, you will need to appeal to a broad range of potential buyers, which inevitably means you will have to make a few (or many) changes to your property.
Realtors say buyers wont purchase a home they can’t see. The number 1 reason people buy is to gain a space advantage. If you are serious about selling your home, all clutter must go. Clean and clutter free surfaces, floors, closets, cupboards equal more space in the eyes of the potential buyers. If your home has too much furniture and your closets are crammed full, kitchen countertops are overflowing with appliances etc potential buyers simply can’t see your home.
There is a good reason that you should pay attention to your homes curb appeal.It only takes approximately 10 seconds for buyers to form an opinion when they pull up in front of your home. Many potential buyers thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. If the outside looks good, chances are buyers will want to see the inside too.Every little detail counts.
Top 10 Ways To Make Home Buyers HATE Your House – An article published in 2012, listed ODOR as the #2 reason THAT HOME BUYERS HATE YOUR HOUSE……As homeowners, we are often immune to our homes particular smell… Maybe it smells doggy, maybe the cat litter box is a little stinky, possibly a pungent cooking smell has invaded your kitchen. Whatever it is, your potential buyer does not want to be distracted with a bad smell.
While I am helping to get a home ready for listing, I always try and view it as if I was a potential buyer. I am paying attention to the, seemingly, small details:- Is there a screw missing in a faceplate? Does the faucet drip in the guest bathroom? Is there a missing or broken drawer pull in the office? Is there a rust stain under the sink in the kitchen?While all these items are insignificant to many people, they are also easily and relatively inexpensive to fix or repair.
Today I had the pleasure and privilege of working with two young children (10 and 8 years old). Their Mom, a long standing client of mine, wanted to make the most of an opportunity that many people overlook. While it is wonderful to work with my clients, one of my many reminders is that in order to keep up a system, it involves every member of the family (not just Mom!). I can spend hours with Mom (or Dad) and they individually understand the reasoning and logic, however, if the whole family is not on board the result is often that Mom/Dad are able to keep up their end, but the kids often times, are unable to understand their much needed contribution and effort.