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Sales, Very time consuming...

You sold the House.

Now you need to pack.

You don't need this or that.

To food throw.


Well, if you can get it together fast, great!

But many sales take weeks to prepare for.

I know, my wife worked on hers for  several weeks to earn a couple hundred dollars.


Sales are not bad, but if you think you will be needing one...


Other wise, put it on the curb for free or get a 2nd hand store to take what they want!


Remember, time is precious once you have sold your home!

Comment balloon 17 commentsWilliam Feela • August 01 2018 01:24AM


I can't count the number of home sellers that I've seen scrambling right up to the last minute to get out of their homes because they underestimated how much stuff they had and how long it would take to get it gone or packed.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) 10 months ago

I agree William Feela and that's why I make regular donations too Goodwill and The Salvation Army!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 10 months ago

Often you are far better off with the tax deduction giving it to a charity for resale than the time and energy devoted to an estate sale.

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) 10 months ago

Morning William.

We visit our local charities with things she no longer uses or wants.  No tax deduction, she just wants it gone

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 10 months ago

I agree. When I sell, I'm just going to want to donate things. It's not worth the time to prepare for, market, and then conduct a sale. And the amount of money probably wouldn't be worth the effort.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) 10 months ago

This is great advice to share. Home sellers should not be paying to move stuff that will never be used.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago

Good morning William. Not a fan of holding a garage sale my solution was give it away! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 10 months ago

Good morning William. It is a lot of work and that's why I sell in a market.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 10 months ago

Hi William, some people don't have any idea how much stuff they have and don't want use or need- great advice to start early, sales do take a lot of time and effort.  (Start even before the listing so moving out is that much easier).

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) 10 months ago

Sales are not always worth the hassel.   if  you have a lot of big stuff that is one thhing but a bunch of nickle and dime stuff is not worth the time

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 10 months ago

Hi William,  You are so right about this one.  Buyers don't want to wait for you to have a sale!

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) 10 months ago

Our trips are to donate whatever we can....sales take more time than we have to give to that effort.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 10 months ago

It takes lots of time and days longer than any of us think. Start early is great advice, Bill.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 10 months ago

Yes those moving sales can be quite time consuming William. We donated much of our excess  to Habitat for Humanity...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 10 months ago

There's always somewhere in need that you can drop items off. This usually makes more since than a sale when you need to move out.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 10 months ago

William, the worst thing in the world next to getting teeth pulled is to pack up a house, move, unpack and start over...

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 9 months ago

Well Said!!  too many people try to hang on to everything

I for one have done just that!  Changing my ways! 



Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) 9 months ago