The ‘For Sale’ sign is up in the front yard, you’ve set a competitive asking price that’s in line with current Kelowna real estate conditions and you’re already eyeing up other Kelowna houses for sale. In short, you’re committed to the move.

One of the best things you can do next is to think about what you’ll do with your belongings. Moving is a fairly major undertaking, and with a little preplanning you can remove a lot of the stress from the process.

Many Kelowna realtors recommend packing ahead of time for this very reason, but there are also a number of other benefits to being proactive about your move. Read on to learn more…

1. Staging is Essential

Staging your home properly for showings can mean the difference between selling your home fast and keeping it on the Kelowna real estate market for months. In a nutshell, this includes:

  • Removing excess clutter from your living space
  • Providing your home with a sense of spaciousness
  • Highlighting your home’s best selling features

By removing your personal effects from the equation, you’ll increase prospective homebuyers’ ability to envision the house as their own. By pre-packing your non-essential items and de-cluttering your home, you’ll help achieve that.

2. Be Prepared for Moving Day

For homeowners who are selling Kelowna real estate, many are turning to mobile storage containers as a way of pre-packing their belongings. They hold a major advantage over traditional moving services in that they can be delivered to your home ahead of your moving day. This allows you to:

  • Avoid a mad scramble on moving day
  • Pack on your schedule
  • Avoid injuries from over-exertion
  • Take your time to pack carefully and create an inventory

Plus, once you’ve packed, you can request to have the storage company come and pick up the container and take it their facility for safe keeping until you’re ready to move into your new place.

3. Sort Through Your Belongings

People have a habit of becoming attached to their belongings. We often accumulate things that we felt were useful at the time, but they inevitably sit unused in closets or elsewhere collecting dust. This can include:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Books and magazines
  • Toys
  • Kitchenware

While you’re packing for your move, it wouldn’t hurt to sort through your belongings and purge the things you no longer need or want. If you’re planning on downsizing your home, you’ll need to do it at some point anyway. 

Rather than go to the effort of packing it up and lugging it to your new home, why not do it now? There are plenty of thrift stores and charity shops that would appreciate the donation.

Listing Kelowna houses for sale in winter can help you take advantage of a smaller real estate inventory. To discuss your options, come and talk to the experts at Quincy Vrecko & Associates.