Do you own a house in Thousand Oaks that is bigger than you need? Are you struggling to keep up with the maintenance?
Heck… you’re probably thinking of downsizing at this point…
It certainly would be easier to keep a smaller home clean and tidy (not to mention the repairs). And what do you need such a big home for anyways? It’s turning out to be more work than it’s worth. A lot of people find themselves in this situation once all of the kids move out of the house.
We totally understand.
At Golden Dog Properties, we help homeowners in Thousand Oaks sell their properties fast for cash, which removes the hassle of finding a real estate agent, listing on the MLS, and just HOPING that someone will buy.
You can call us at (805) 257-5780 if you want to learn more.
Either way, here are some important steps for getting ready to downsize…
1. Have a Garage Sale — Why not make some money from all that extra stuff you have to get rid of anyway? You don’t necessarily have to move everything out to your garage either. You could just allow people to walk through your home and make offers on whatever they like. If you would prefer listing your stuff online instead of doing a garage sale consider posting on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace or Ebay. This can be a great way to get rid of some stuff and make a little extra spending money.
2. Consider How Much Space You’ll Have — You’re going to have less space when you downsize, which means you’re going to get need of enough stuff so that your new home isn’t crowded. Think in terms of how many rooms you’ll have to determine what you should keep and what you should get rid of. If you have an office now but wont have one in the new house, consider getting rid of the office furniture before moving.
3. Invite Family To Help — If you have family members or friends that are willing to help you sell or move your stuff, definitely reach out to them. That will make downsizing much easier and more enjoyable. Order some pizza and grab some beers or sodas to make it a little more enjoyable.
If you’re preparing to downsize and you want a quick and easy way to sell your home, give us a call. We buy houses in Thousand Oaks in any condition and can close quickly. We genuinely want to help and we can provide multiple solutions to help no matter what situation you are in.