Downsizing

How do I know if my agent has given me a reasonable appra... Firstly, ask them how they arrived at their opinion and what other homes, similar to yours, have sold nearby recently...
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What should we keep and what should we let go of?

  • It can be emotionally difficult to sell or give away furniture, clothing, knick-knacks and artwork that you've collected over the years, even though you know rationally that you don't need them, so just focus on what you need and use on a regular basis
  • Get rid of unnecessary clothing, books, garden tools, toys and kitchen appliances you no longer use
  • Go through all that old paperwork and get rid of files you no longer need – securely of course
  • If you’d like to lighten the load, offer family members the items you no longer need
  • Hold a garage sale. It’s amazing how much you can get rid of and how much money you can raise
Click here for a handy checklist when holding a garage sale.
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