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Rule of Thumb for Getting Rid of Things #2 - Image Moving to a Tiny Assisted Living Apartment

By: Kelly Vandever


One huge challenge in making a move, especially for those of us who’ve been alive more than 50 years, is what to do with all your stuff.   


Over several posts, I’ll be sharing some rules of thumb that I’ve learned. 


Rule of Thumb #2 for Getting Rid of Things  


Rule of Thumb #2 for getting rid of things is to decide what you would want to move if you had to move into a small, assisted living apartment. 




Maybe you won’t ever need assisted living.  We all hope and pray not.   


But if you do or if you’re like me and you have a parent with cognitive or physical issues, asking the question, “What would I want if I had to move into a tiny, assisted living apartment?” will help you get down to the nitty gritty, bare bones of the matter, and forces us to get very focused and very specific....

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What to Fix and What Not to Fix When Preparing Your Home to Sell

By: Kelly Vandever


What should you consider fixing when getting your house ready to sell? If you want to sell your house quickly and for the most money, there are things you can do that will help that happen. If you have the cash to spend, putting it into your house in the right ways will make it more attractive to more buyers, resulting in you selling faster and for a bigger profit. The longer a house sits, the more the price goes down.  Price it realistically, and you’ll be able to get it sold even without repairs.  But go too high in your pricing for the condition, and it will take forever. Let’s talk about what to fix and what not to fix when preparing your home to sell.


1. Clean

If you hate cleaning, hire someone to do it for you. A super clean house is the best thing you can do regardless of anything else you do. Bathrooms, baseboards, furniture, nooks and crannies, get them clean. No one wants to purchase a house that...

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3 Tips to Emotionally Prepare Before Selling Your Home

By: Kelly Vandever


As humans, we don’t have to be hoarders to be attached to our stuff. And a house is no
exception. We’ve all heard the expression, “home is where the heart is”, but what do you do when the time comes to sell your home? Especially when you’ve lived in your home 20 or more years. How do you prepare yourself for that difficult experience? In the real estate world, agents sometimes refer to the buying or selling of a home as a transaction. But to the person selling the home, the sale is so much more than that. In this blog, we’ll be discussing three tips to emotionally prepare yourself before selling your home.

1. Remember your goals

You decided to move for a reason. I’ve had clients where declining health was what lead them to decide to move. They didn’t want to move, but they knew it was the right thing to
do. Remind yourself why you’re moving, and share your why with family, friends,...

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Selling Items on Facebook Marketplace


By: Kelly Vandever

Getting ready to move, especially when downsizing, can be hard.

But maybe getting a little cash for your things might make it a little easier to say good-bye!

In this video, I provide the step-by-step of how to get rid of items by selling them on Facebook Marketplace using your phone.

It's super easy!

Plus, follow this link to get 5 Tips for Selling Items on Facebook Marketplace

I'm Kelly Vandever. I'm a real estate agent in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Keller Williams North Atlanta. Watch more videos on how you can Make Your Move Easier whether downsizing, moving to a senior living community, or moving closer to family. If you'd like my help, reach out at 770.597.1108.

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