Selling your Wrightsville Beach house AND doing some good along the way!

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Real Estate Broker with BlueCoast Realty Corporation

I know you've heard it ad nauseum, but it's so important you need to be reminded again.

 

De-clutter and de-personalize your home

before you put it on the market!

 

Buyers need to visualize themselves in your home.  They need to be able to imagine
making their own memories inside those 4 walls.  And the majority of them cannot do this with all of your "stuff" in the way.

I know, that "stuff" is important to you.  I get that.  But I am assuming that selling your house is important to you as well, so you're going to have to get over it and de-clutter and  de-personalize!  You just have to do it!

You'll need to put away at least 60% of the personal photos you have out.  Your family and friends are loverly, however, we are trying to sell your house, not your family and friends.  So, remove the distractions!

Closet

I bet you've got some clothes you aren't wearing anymore -- how
about donating them and making your closets look bigger at the same time?
  Buyers LOVE big closets!  And there are some great organizations, like Sharing Our Bounty, right here in New Hanover County that could put those gently used clothes to good use.  And don't forget the linen closets! 

 kitchenHow about those kitchen cabinets?  Maybe you've got a few things in there you don't need anymore.  Buyers LOVE lots of kitchen cabinet space!  You could pack them up and move them in the hopes that you will use them somedayOR, you could box them up and give Sharing Our Bounty a call.  They will see that any household items get to people making the transition from homelessness or living in shelters to their own places. The people they help have NOTHING, they are starting from scratch, so anything for the home is welcome.  Clean off the counter tops as well. It will help buyers to see how much space you have available.

If your garage is anything like the majority, you've got a few things in there that aren't being used.  Maybe you've got some furniture you keep meaning to re-finish or a bike you keep meaning to ride. The rule is, if you haven't used it in the last 12 months, you need to get rid of it!  Buyers LOVE a garage that looks clean and neat!  Having a garage that looks like a garage and not a storage unit is one of the keys to selling your house in the shortest amount of time.  Sharing Our Bounty is always looking for items to help furnish a home for a needy family.  And they donate bikes to folks who have no other House for Sale Signtransportation and need a way to get to work. 

The goal here isn't to insult you or make you get rid of all your "stuff".  It's to help you sell your Wrightsville Beach house faster and for more money.  If you get to do a little good along the way, well, that's just icing on the cake! 

By the way, I have committed to make a donation to Sharing Our Bounty from every sale I complete, in the Seller or Buyer's name.  It's the right thing to do -- giving back to your community.

 


If you are looking for some other ways to give back to our community here are a few suggestions.

 

 

 

 

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When you're ready to buy or sell a home in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach or Kure Beach NC, give me a call.  Lets work together to achieve your goals!

Tish Lloyd, REALTOR®

Broker

NC Real Estate Lic. 269076

Realty World Cape Fear

1119-A Military Cutoff Road

Wilmington NC 28405

910.547.1446


 
  

 
 
 
 
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Laura S. Baker
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Hey Tish ~ So sorry, but I fell behind a little bit.  Glad I caught this one!  Great post.  Sellers forget that buyers look every where, and well,...why shouldn't they?  They are putting their life savings into a home.  They need to know if it will work for them.  Does it have enough storage? 

Sharing our Bounty ~ I have never heard of them before.  I will be making a phone call today! 

October 12, 2010 03:03 PM
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Tish Lloyd
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Laura ~ I am so blessed to have met you here in the 'Rain!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Take good care of yourself and of Destiny!  Blessings.

October 12, 2010 03:13 PM
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Laura S. Baker
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
First Weber Group

Awe Tish ~ Thank you!  XXOO's

October 13, 2010 01:50 PM
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Kerry with Sharing Our Bounty

Tish, you are SO AWESOME!!!  Thank you so much for your support.  You have helped Sharing Our Bounty  from the beginning with the donation of items, financial pledging, and now ADVERTISING! :)  You are a gem!

God's Grace and Blessings,

Kerry Fitzgerald

Sharing Our Bounty

 

October 15, 2010 12:23 PM
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Tish Lloyd
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
BlueCoast Realty Corporation

Kerry ~  You have listened to that still small voice and created a way for so many to Share Our Bounty.  We thank you and want you to know how much you and your family have blessed us, by providing an avenue through which to reach those with real needs.  We look forward to being able to work with you to help all those whose needs are so basic, yet so great.

 

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