Client Decluttering Before A Sale
Working with your client for the best possible outcome is in everyone’s highest interest. Being the expert in this situation, you have the experience in knowing just how to present a home for quick, high profit sales. Presentation absolutely comes down to how attractive and appealing the home looks to potential owners. In case you have clients that are not really interested in home decor and organizing, or showcasing the house at its finest, here are some tips to help everyone work together and find peaceful and positive solutions.
Working With A Nervous Client
Depending on the age of your clients, or how long they might have resided in their residence, letting go and moving can be a challenge for them.
- Remember to be mindful and respectful when discussing minimizing clutter and presenting an attractive home to potential buyers.
- As emotional beings, we attach sentimental value to a myriad of things. So be patient as people work through that letting go process.
- Gently remind them just how important decluttering is for presenting their home in its best light. New owners are looking for “a dream”. Most of them are upgrading their lives and want to feel elevated and refined in their new residence.
- Additional reasons for a client to do some heavy editing: saving money on moving costs and storage fees.
- Another option to offer is to use a self-storage facility to sort through their belongings at their own speed.
Offer your clients all the different options they can explore when moving, downsizing, or decluttering, such as:
- Receiving compensation for their giveaways.
- Using a service like Remoov, your clients can get rid of everything they no longer want all at once and benefit by doing so! Remoov will resell all items in good condition, and…
- Any items that are unable to be sold will be donated to non-profit charities (especially women and homeless shelters). Not only will your clients feel good about helping those in need, but they will also get a tax-deductible donation receipt.
Organize A Community Event: Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale
- Getting your client’s neighbors around the block interested in a community-wide garage sale day is actually an easy process as most people are really eager to jump on the bandwagon and off-load some belongings.
- With some posts in the neighborhood Facebook groups, on the Nextdoor Neighbor community site, Freecycle, and Craigslist (all free advertising resources) you can gather local support while announcing your sale date to the public.
- Creating a community-wide opportunity event like this takes some of the pressure off of your client, and makes the process more appealing and motivating.
- Bonus for real estate agents: a community gathering like this offers you the potential for picking up additional business in your client’s neighborhood.
Having the decluttering and organizing conversation with your clients is a delicate task but can be done with grace when patience is used and you have a good number of solutions on hand to offer. It can be a nice conversation starter when you’re nurturing leads or touching base with previous clients who may be on the move again.
This edition of The Community was authored by our friends at Remoov. Check them out at remoovit.com