STORAGE STRATEGYAugust 29, 2008
Most buyers put storage space high on their list of priorities for a new home. No matter how much storage space a home offers, most people want more.
Sellers often face the minor indignity of having prospective buyers open all of their closets to determine the capacity of each one. Even an enormous closet looks small if it is cluttered. Straightening and organizing your closets will help sell your home. Also, if you get rid of your excess belongings ahead of time, your move will be less stressful when the time comes!
Have a yard sale or rent a storage unit temporarily or donate extra stuff” to a charitable thrift organization. Uncle Sam currently gives you up to $5,000 in itemized deductions if you donate household items to such non-profit organizations.
When all of your closets are in order, move on to the attic, basement, pantry, and wine cellar. Your storage areas will look much more spacious and attractive if they are neat and well organized.
For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, please contact me at [email protected] or 305-960-2575, or come by the office at 355 Alhambra Circle, 9th Floor, in Coral Gables.