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If you are a real estate agent, you know the value of staging a property for sale. This process often involves decluttering the existing space and adding minimal furniture and décor. This shows potential buyers how clean, crisp and modern the property can be. But what do you do with all the belongings of the seller in the meantime?
This is where onsite storage comes in. Onsite storage can be used to store all their extra furnishings until the closing when they have to move out.
Onsite storage can also benefit real estate agents themselves, offering a safe and secure place to store signage, marketing materials, and documents, as many real estate offices don’t have sufficient space for all their agents. From staging accessories to personal signage, there are many benefits of onsite storage for Realtors.
Onsite storage can be used for…
Signage and Marketing Materials
There are many materials that real estate agents have to keep track of, and a lot of it is quite large, heavy and bulky. These materials include anything from signs and banners to brochures and binders of market listings. It’s not uncommon for real estate agents to use several signs for one listing, with signs identifying them as the agent in front of the home itself, as well as signs posted on main streets leading to the home. Those “For Sale,” “For Rent,” and “Open House” signs are large and need a lot of space to store safely without getting damaged.
Realtors also use many marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, and catalogs that can quickly clutter a small office. This is why an onsite portable storage container is a great solution to store and organize all of these materials.
In many states, Realtors are obligated by law to keep files about clients and listings on hand for many years. And because you can’t just throw away those documents after closing, you need a safe space to store those until the statute of limitations lifts. There are many documents involved in just one listing, so imagine how much paper a year’s worth of listings can weigh!
Your real estate office may have a couple of small file cabinets for you to use, but that’s just not enough space to hold all the documents you have.
Decluttering a Home
It’s a no-brainer that neat, organized homes sell faster. When you need the seller to go through the home and de-clutter every room, you need to give them a solution as to where they can place all that extra stuff. Portable storage containers are great for storing the items they still use and want but that they don’t need right now. You could also rent an onsite trash dumpster for them to throw all broken and unwanted items that should go right to the landfill.
Adding or Removing Furniture for Showings
Showing a neat and clean home gives potential buyers a vision of what it would be like if they were living there. That vision can be tarnished if the home you’re showing is chock full of bulky, ugly or misplaced furniture. As the Realtor, you can place what doesn’t work in an onsite storage container so the home is attractive to prospective buyers.
But if the home is too bare, it will appear uninviting and cold. You want to project warmth and comfort, and the right amount of furniture can achieve that. You may have a partnership with an area staging company who will come in and add streamlined furnishings to enhance the beauty of the home during showings and open houses.
A lot more goes into the staging process than the right placement of furniture. A well-staged home will feature thoughtfully-placed flower arrangements, dining table with placemats and dishes, fluffy blankets folded over the back of a chair, and artwork on the walls. You can use a storage container to store your go-to selection of accessories so you have them on site when you need them. Then, because the storage container is on the property, you can just load it back up when done.
As you can see, there are many advantages of onsite storage for Realtors!
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