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Weekly Real Estate Market Report for Oct. 17, 2012

At Coastwalk Real Estate we work hard, we’re creative, and we have fun selling real estate.
This week we wanted t share an idea with you….
Garage sales are very popular before making a big move. There’s no reason to pay movers to load boxes of items you can do without. Plus, who needs the clutter in their new home?
But have you ever considered a garage sale after you’ve moved into your new house?
It’s actually a great idea for a number of reasons:
Why did I save this stuff? When you unpack items in you new home, you’re likely to come across a lot of stuff you find you can live without. What seemed essential in the old place just loses its luster in your new space.
But I thought this love seat would fit in here! Despite our best plans, old furniture can turn out to be a poor fit in new spaces. You don’t necessarily have to live with the mistake. Prep it for sale.
Who are these people, anyway? A garage sale will bring out the neighbors. Despite the bargain seeking and good-natured haggling, garage sales are great low-pressure social situations.
People are free to browse without the pressure of making conversation. Small talk arises more naturally. People can come and go without obligation.
Who just bought this place, anyway? It’s an opportunity to be a good neighbor. Put out some snacks and drinks. Be easy about your prices and even throw in a few things for free if someone’s buying. Use the event as an ice breaker rather than a profit maker. A lot of first impressions can be made here... why not make good ones?
If you’ve still got stuff to bring to the curb, put the post-move garage sale on your to-do list for the move.
Did you know de-cluttering is also one of the key steps to prepare a home for sale? We have lots of tips if you’re considering listing soon. Please get in touch!  
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Your Real Estate Market Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.
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