When you are preparing to list your home on the real estate market, there is one common piece of advice that you will hear from your real estate agent: clear the clutter in the home. Even if you don’t feel like you have a lot of stuff, it is important to make the rooms look spacious and comfortable. Decreasing furniture, décor, and items in the closets can make a big difference to help your home look appealing to potential buyers.
If you are preparing to upgrade your living space, then you probably don’t want to get rid of furniture and personal items. So, what should you do with these things when you are prepping for the real estate listing? Even if you have storage areas in your home, you need to be sure that the shelves are open and free of clutter. The best solution is to move the items out of your home so that they don’t distract potential buyers.
Is a POD the Right Answer?
One solution that you might consider is using a POD as a temporary storage unit. These large, metal containers are delivered to your property. Then, you can load your furniture and boxes inside at your convenience. PODs make it possible to eliminate the need for a moving company because you have the freedom to load a few things at a time without stressing about the workers on the clock. Plus, the storage container is at ground level, which is easier than loading a moving truck.
The drawback is that you need a place to store the container for a few days while you are loading it. If you live on a busy road without a driveway, then city ordinances might prohibit the use of these storage systems. Make sure that you check local rules before the POD is dropped off.
PODs create a perfect solution to clear the clutter, without getting rid of the items that you will want in the new home. But, you need to keep in mind that it could potentially drag down your curb appeal to have a large metal container in the driveway.
So, there’s a solution that you need to consider: a POD storage facility. The container can be left at your home for a few days to give you the time that is needed to load everything inside. Then, the POD crew will pick up the container and take it to a storage facility. Your personal items will be accessible to you during the storage time. Then, the POD will be delivered to your new home when you are ready to settle in again.
At DUFFY Realty, we’ve found the perfect solutions to help with the home buying and selling process. If you are preparing to list your home on the real estate market, then you need to call us right away to learn about the services that we provide: (678) 318-1700