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How to Sell Belongings for More Money Before You Move



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If you’ve ever moved from one home to the next, you know that not all of your belongings will come with you. 

Sorting old items into separate piles for things you want to donate, sell, keep, and trash is something everyone does (or at least, should do) before making a move. This not only makes the packing process easier, but it also helps give your new home a less cluttered feeling once you move in. Depending on the variety and number of items you have to sell, selling your old belongings could even cover some of your moving expenses. 

But moving, packing, and selling isn’t the focus of my message today. Instead, I want to talk about how you can earn more money for the items you choose to sell before you transition between homes. And with all the online marketplaces out there, it’s never been easier to sell your stuff. 

Without further ado, here are a few tips to help you maximize your earnings:
  1. Sell items on the appropriate platforms. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell smaller items, while sites like Chairish are great for selling larger pieces like furniture.
  2. Put time into your photos and descriptions. High-quality photos and thorough descriptions will bring you greater success when selling online. 
  3. Don’t rely solely on online marketplaces. In-person garage sales can be a great way to get rid of items quickly. For these kinds of sales, bundling items and being open to haggling is a must. You should also advertise your sale ahead of time by signing up for Facebook groups. 
  4. Time your sale with purpose. Like anything else, timing really does matter. And when you’re looking to sell personal belongings, a great time to do so is around the end of pay periods. This way, your customers will have plenty of money to spend. 
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

4 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Move


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For many of us, moving isn’t what we would call a joyous occasion. Even so, buyers who can maneuver a summer home purchase will find the process to be much smoother. 

Summer is, in fact, the best time of year to jump into the market, and here are four reasons to prove it:  

1. Long days with plenty of sun. Wintery conditions present all sorts of challenges when you’re moving. Rather than having to withstand the cold and snow, why not move when it’s warm and sunny out? Speaking of sunlight, summer brings longer days and more daylight, which means more time on a given day to move into and out of a home. This is especially advantageous if you decide to do the heavy lifting yourself rather than hiring movers.  

2. The children aren’t in school. Families with young children can make a summer move without all the headache-inducing disruptions to the school year and daily routines. Better still, since your kids will be on summer break, the moving process can be an all-hands-on-deck effort. 

3. Lots of yard sales. Once summer is underway, yard sales start sprouting up all over, which can be equally beneficial to sellers and buyers. As a seller, you can partner with your neighbors to get the word out that you’re holding a garage sale and get eyes and foot traffic directed toward your property. As a buyer, you’ll be able to attend as many garage sales as you want, and you’ll have a better chance of finding what you’re looking for. 

4. Summer is the peak selling season. The market is white hot at this time of year, so if you’re eager to move, know that you’re much more likely to pull off a successful home sale and purchase right now. Buyers come out en masse during spring and summer, with June being the best month to sell.  

I hope this list was all the convincing you needed to make your move this summer. If you have any further questions or need help buying or selling a home, please contact us by phone at 201-825-1266 or by email at JeffAdlerJeff@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon! 


6 Small Bathroom Updates That Make a Big Difference



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Bathroom upgrades bring some of the highest return of any home renovation projects, and today we’re going to cover six of the best upgrades any homeowner can make.
  1. Update your showerhead. Not only does a new showerhead offer a more enjoyable experience, but it can also reduce your energy costs.
  2. Install a soaker tub. The reign of the jacuzzi tub is over at long last. Now, soaker tubs have taken their place as the hottest trend in bathroom features today.
  3. Add a walk-in shower. These features are also popular and make a great addition during any bathroom upgrade.
  4. Swap large mirrors out for smaller ones. Mirrors that took up the entire space above a sink were once en vogue, but smaller, framed mirrors are now widely preferred.
  5. Update the lighting. New lighting fixtures can make a room look and feel brand new.
  6. Update the vanity. Swapping out certain features of the vanity to give it a more up-to-date and polished look can be a great way to transform the entire bathroom.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.