Packing your household belongings in order to move to a new house is as stressful as it can get. It rates up there on the scale alongside starting a new job or getting a divorce, so any assistance with making your move easier and more pleasant is something to be welcomed; like a self storage facility.
When you need to sell your house before you move can prove to be even more stressful. In fact, selling a house is more difficult than buying a new house. No one wants to be responsible for two mortgage bonds which is what can happen if the worst comes to the worst, and you fail to sell your house in time. The ultimate goal you wish to achieve when selling your house is to get the best possible price in the shortest time.
There are many tips out there for you to follow to sell your house faster. In fact your realtor will probably have some of their own to share. Using a self storage facility such as Stop & Store Fareham is a smart way of getting ready for the sale while organising house showings and open houses.
Ways That a Self Storage Facility Can Help Sell Your House
Selling your house is an emotional experience. After all no one likes strangers walking around their house and passing an opinion on your personal stuff. If you have lived there for a long time you have likely accumulated a lot of stuff, including stuff that you no longer use.
Declutter to Stage Your House.
Packing up your personal stuff and getting rid of clutter from all areas of your house is the first step to staging your house for potential buyers. This is the perfect opportunity to throw out that old stuff that you have been hoarding for a while.
Buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house, and this is difficult if your belongings are untidy and messy, cupboards are overflowing, and all countertops are cluttered. So by opening up spaces you will show the rooms off to their full potential. On the positive side, your clutter-free house will be easier to keep clean and tidy for potential showings.
Move these items to a self storage unit where they can be kept safely and out of the way until you need to move them to your new house.
If your realtor offers to stage your house professionally with furniture and décor items for the showings, store your personal effects and furniture in a storage unit. Staging is sometimes offered by realtors to get your listing, as it is successful in helping to sell a house, so it is something worth thinking about.
Clean Up, Redecorate, and Open the Windows
Your buyers will love that your house is clean and tidy, with the rooms shown as they were designed to be. If you have been using your dining room or spare room as a home office, stage it back to what it’s original purpose was. Clean out your garage so that buyers can see that it can actually fit a car, instead of the dumping ground for your stuff. Using self storage is ideal to help you clean out your garage.
If you have pets think about getting your carpets cleaned so that the house smells fresh instead of like your cat or dog to create a good first impression. Everyone loves the smell of baking so before a showing you could bake a cake, or a loaf of bread.
Painting is only necessary if you have a room that is painted blood red for example. Try and keep the décor and paint colours neutral to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
Don’t Forget to Clean Up Outside
Curb appeal is vital to a house, as first impressions count. The buyers will also be taking a walk around your property and checking out whether your outdoor areas will be suitable for them as a family as they assess how much work needs to be done to the garden and yard areas. Making the outside areas as attractive as possible to potential buyers will mean keeping them clean and tidy. Self storage is ideal for keeping any old outdoor furniture, broken BBQ, and tools and garden equipment that you have nowhere to put. Remember to give the lawn a mow, sweep all garden paths and patios, and tidy up the garden before show day.
The beauty of using a self storage facility such as Stop & Store Fareham is that you can be sure your precious belongings are safe, your contract is flexible so that you can use it for as long or as short a time as you need, and you can keep everything here until you move into your new home.
How Stop & Store Storage Fareham can help you while you sell your house
- At Stop & Store Fareham we offer a solution to when you need to clear out your personal goods in order to sell your house.
- Our self storage facility is fully secured with monitored CCTV and intruder alarms and our units are individually alarmed, so you can rest assured that your belongings are in safe hands.
- Our state-of-the-art operating system enables you to book and pay online for your self-storage unit. We will email you your individual PIN code so that you can access your storage unit straight away.
- Our units vary in size from 12 sq ft to 200 sq ft, they are safe, dry, pest controlled and ideal for the purpose of storing any of your excess items. No contract needs to be signed and you can hire storage space from 1 month to as long as you need, and if you move your goods in the middle of a month, you pay a pro rate. So when you need an easy storage solution to the stressful problem of selling your home and moving, we will keep your belongings safely and securely.
Conveniently located in the Fareham Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town, with easy access to load and unload your goods, Stop and Store is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
Tel: 01329 556174 We look forward to hearing from you.