WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For people downsizing or settling an estate and selling their home to get in on the hot spring home market, deferring spring cleaning for another year isn't an option - it needs to be done now, and it needs to be done safely and efficiently.
Have you deferred spring cleaning and dealing with unwanted accumulation over decades? The obvious choice is to start listing things online to sell. You then realize that taking photos of the items, pricing and dealing with strangers is why you put off the daunting task in the first place.
Use these five tips to tackle the task from MaxSold.
Tip 1: Decide what you are keeping
Heard of the KonMari decluttering method? Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it - if not, set it aside. Start with a post-its to speed up the process as you go along - bite the bullet and blaze through it in a day, or tackle one room at a time.
Tip 2: Don't take it to the dump
One person's trash is another person's treasure - it's amazing how much money you can recover for your unwanted things. Instead of filling up landfill, fill up your wallet. Barry Gordon, the founder of MaxSold, an online auction platform that provides local expert help to sell everything, says "A chair that the owner was going to leave out in the side of the curb sold for over $2000, and a box of extension cords that would have gone to the dump sold for $40."
Tip 3: Don't prematurely sell off high value items
Ever post an ad online and get a response in an instant? This will leave you wondering if you grossly underpriced the item. The opposite is also true - if no one responds to your ad for weeks, maybe you overpriced it, and lowering the price over days for 100s of items is inefficient. Use an auction platform like MaxSold to sell everything where multiple people compete for the goods. Things that are better will engage more people and foster competition for not only items in demand, but for everything you are clearing out.
Tip 4: Don't put stuff in storage
So many people are focused on "What's my dining room going to bring?" The hard truth is that no one is going to give you a lot of money for your dining room. It's going to be heartbreaking. It's going to be awful. If you've got someone to give it to in the family, then that's a good idea. But most people do not. And since they have nowhere else to go with it, they decide to put it into storage. Unfortunately, they end up paying thousands of dollars in storage cost each year, only to have the items further depreciate in value. Sell the item instead using MaxSold.com along with everything else you need to clear out - everything is sold and removed in just two weeks.
Tip 5: Opt for an easy solution
You have now decided what you are going to keep and what you are going to sell. Choose a company with proven methodologies, good online reviews and a process that eliminates security risk. With MaxSold, all the cataloging and photography is done in one day, and pickups are arranged to take place in one afternoon - all tightly supervised by MaxSold staff. There is documentation with pictures and prices for every single thing sold.
When it comes to downsizing or settling an estate - don't put off dealing with accumulation. Using an online auction provider like MaxSold with helpful local staff is an easy and efficient way to tackle the daunting challenge. When you have decades of contents to sell, find a solution that delivers the best net recovery for you, clearing everything within short time frames.
About MaxSold: MaxSold, with roots in the auction industry since 1956 and founded by a second generation auctioneer, is the best way to sell decades of possessions easily when downsizing or settling an estate. Unlike traditional Estate Sales, MaxSold is able to achieve a near-100% sell rate with quick turnarounds and a proven process. Practically everything can be sold – from fine art, antiques, china, silver and tools, right down to furniture and garden tools. Unlike eBay or Craigslist, the MaxSold team manages the sale process from start to end.
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