Each spring, the real estate market sees a spike in activity. It's no wonder: with nicer weather bringing people out of their homes, there's a much better opportunity to lure potential buyers. This spring, in particular, is expected to be especially exciting for anyone buying or selling a home. Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist for realtor.com, says that thanks to job growth and high demand in the first part of the year, the next few months should see a 3 percent boost in home sales.
For anyone taking advantage of this promising spring, you should consider having a yard sale. Here are five ways it can help you get your home ready for a busy real estate market:
1. Clearing out your clutter
Hosting a yard sale is a great way to get all your unwanted belongings out before you move. Since you'll likely be having the sale long before you leave, it forces you to sort through your belongings ahead of time. Even if you aren't moving, spring cleaning is a tradition! Why not make a sale out of it?
2. Making some money before you move
Not only will you get to pare down on your belongings, you can also make a few bucks off of them. With the sometimes astronomical costs of moving, every little bit helps. Whatever you don't sell, you can donate to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. In some cases, these donations can be tax deductible, but even if they aren't, it feels nice to do something good. If you're really desperate or have something potentially worth a lot, don't forget about online auction sites.
3. Attracting potential buyers
If you haven't closed a deal on your house yet, hosting a yard sale can be a great way to get your listing noticed. You never know who will wander onto your lawn to buy a knick-knack and notice the bigger ticket item at the sale.
4. Saying goodbye to your neighborhood
Moving is often bittersweet, and it can be hard to say goodbye to any home even if you didn't really like it all that much. Hosting a yard sale can bring your neighbors together, and it's a chance for you to see familiar faces and bid them adieu before the next step in your journey.
5. Being environmentally friendly
When people move, a lot of objects end up in dumpsters and landfills. It's not entirely avoidable, but it's always helpful to reduce how much you throw away by selling or donating unwanted possessions.
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