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The Road Map to a Successful Estate Sale: Part 2

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There are many reasons you might be planning an estate sale. The most common reasons include a family death, retiring, downsizing, relocating for work, and, finally, divorce. But regardless of the reason, it is important that you have a proper understanding of how to organize a successful estate sale.

In this two part series, we are examining the important milestones that must be reached in order for your estate sale to be a success. In the previous post, we discussed how organization, estate appraisal, and advertising can help.

In the second half, we will examine the remaining three steps: displaying, hosting, and cleaning.

Displaying
In order to get the best results for your estate sale, it is important that you organize the items for sale in a well thought out manner. There are two main components to improving the display. First, you should group similar items together as much as possible. Doing so will allow you to more easily direct your potential buyers to the right areas. Secondly, you should do your best to create a visually pleasing arrangement. Clutter is overwhelming. You should seek to put your buyers at ease with a neat and attractive presentation.

Hosting
This is the moment you have been waiting for: the sale itself. You should host the sale over a weekend. Typically, you want to have three days for an estate sale, Friday through Sunday. That way more people will have the option to view your sale.

But just because you have had the estate appraisal services completed and have moved onto the sale doesn’t mean you are finished. You should be dedicated over the course of the sale to keeping your space organized, respacing items to avoid obvious gaps, and keeping notes about what sold and for how much.

Cleaning
The final stage of any estate sale is cleaning, but not in the way you might think. Of course, there may be some mess as the result of your sale, but the cleaning stage is more than sweeping. This is where you get rid of any unsold items.

Typically the best way to go about this is to schedule a visit from a local nonprofit or thrift store for Monday morning. You can then donate the items that you weren’t able to sell, allowing them to find a new home.

Estate sale planning can be tricky, but following the roadmap laid out in this series can help you do so successfully.

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Custom Built Homes For the Growing Family

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Are you considering buying a new home to better suit your growing family? Many families make the decision to upgrade after finding out they are pregnant. The baby will require their own room, movement space throughout the home, and a big backyard to play in. If you in the market for a new home because of your growing family, keep the following real estate tips in mind.

Estimate your future family needs
It would be impossible to sell and purchase a new home every time a new baby comes. Instead, it can be helpful to estimate your future family needs Although this is not always guaranteed, it can give you a better idea of the size of family you are expecting. If you desire a large family, consider buying a larger house with more bedrooms. If this will be your only child, you Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Are You Looking for a New Place to Reside? Why Not Try a Townhouse

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Owning a piece of land in premium neighborhoods is something most people wish for. However, not many people afford to acquire land to build a house on. After all, purchasing a land is often an expensive project and so is building a house. As a result, people are looking for alternative options to provide shelter for themselves and their families. Perhaps this is the reason why townhouses appeal to many. If you are a new homeowner, a townhouse can serve as a brilliant option, especially if the other housing options doesn’t meet your specific lifestyle needs.

Many times you can find yourself at crossroads trying to choose between single-family homes and condominiums, but in most cases, these two options pose various limitations such as lack of special amenities and the high cost of renting and general Continue Reading

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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Looking for Outer Banks Real Estate for Sale? Streamline the Process with an Experienced Realtor

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Are you planning to invest in real estate? Whether it’s for a primary home, a vacation home, or a wedding gift for your newly-married daughter or son, chances are you’re looking at beach real estate for sale on the Outer Banks.

You may also be in the market for a multi-generational home. In 2014, for example 13% of home buyers decided to purchase a much larger home in order to save costs. This might be the case if you have adult children moving back home or are caring for elderly parents or other family members.

If you don’t have a real estate agent yet, it would be a good idea to find one with whom you feel rapport. Realtors can be a useful source of information for many reasons. In addition to having market experience, realtors will have up-to-date listings available.

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You can call us anytime. (203) 285-8692 My name is Alice Jennings. I am a working mother of two young boys, Jim and Joey. My husband travels a lot for work and I handle most of the household "stuff". I created this site to share my ideas for family dinners. At first that's all that it was, but over time I have had requests and questions about other family issues and products. This is very much a work in progress. I plan to let this site grow and continue to help all my readers and contributors.

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