When it comes to selling or buying a home, first impressions are everything. To ensure your house passes the test, there are several ‘to-dos’ you’ll have to check off the list. Not sure where to start? From staging through to move-in day, Alluster Storage is sharing four crucial ways they can help throughout this process.
Knick knacks, family photographs, that growing button collection… to you this means ‘home’, but to a potential buyer it’s simply clutter that can make or break a sale. Depersonalizing and decluttering helps potential buyers envision their life in a house, which is something hard to do if the space still feels like someone else’s home.
Luckily it’s an easy fix. Just simply remove these items before your first open house. Oh, and stashing them in a closet won’t do the trick as potential buyers are bound to look there too. Instead, store your sentimental items with Alluster where they will be monitored 24/7 in a climate controlled unit, so you can trust they will be safe until you’re ready to display them again.
If your home needs a bit more than just a quick declutter, you may want to consider staging. This can involve anything from swapping out furniture pieces to adding rugs and pillows for an extra pop of colour. The goal is to make buyers picture themselves living there, while still leaving room for their design imagination to run wild.
Our Butlers can arrange a free pickup of your furniture or larger items that just won’t work during the staging process and store them until your home sells.
Store Items In Between Moves
So your closing date is next week but you aren’t moving into your new home for another two months. Unless you have a super nice relative with a ton of extra space (a rarity in Vancouver), you’ll need to store your furniture and personal belongings somewhere else in the meantime. Cue our Butlers! They will do all the heavy lifting, starting with transporting your boxes and bulky items to our storage facility, and ending with returning them once your new home is move-in ready.
Virtual Garage Sale
Are you downsizing, or just want to say goodbye to some of your favourite art pieces that won’t fit in your new home’s decor? Whatever it may be, you can manage a virtual garage sale right from your Alluster account. After a URL is created linking to your ‘for sale’ stored items, post, text or tweet it out to whomever you want. Our Butlers can even deliver items to buyers and collect money on your behalf. Talk about an easy sell!
Have any more moving, staging, or general questions for our Butlers? Tweet us, we’re always happy to help!