Paper be Gone!

paper_be_goneLet’s face it . . . paper is the bane of our very existence. We all find ways to cope, but the reality is that unless we have a system in place — it is probably going to end up in every room of the home. This can be a problem when it is finally time to prepare your home for a move. A seller can be faced with decades of paper and not know what they need to keep and what they can simply discard.

If your client is ready to sell and if they know that they will be faced with this overwhelming task as part of preparing their home for sale, recommend that they consider working with a professional organizer to help them sort it all out. You can feel confident that when your client uses a professional organizer to help them with this task, they will keep what is important and be able to quickly discard the rest.

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Before

ReadyStageMove™ professional organizer, Jean Marie Herron recommends:

  • Create a “landing strip” to sort through your papers, categorizing them as “File”, “Shred”, “Recycle”, “Follow-up.”
  • Schedule blocks of time for this project and make the commitment to follow through when the time comes.
  • Utilize a shredder, a town-wide “shred-a-thon” or hire a professional shredding company for the safe destruction of your confidential information.
  • Research to see if your town offers recycling services.
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After

In many cases, when people are selling their homes, the amount of paper accumulation is so large it would greatly benefit them to hire a professional shredding company that can come to their home, providing a large container for collection or simply removing all the accumulated paper in one trip. This is an affordable, quick, stress-free solution to emptying an attic, basement, or home office that may contain years of paper.

Before anyone begin this task, however, it is EXTREMELY important to know what you need to keep and for how long.

Did you Know? 
If your papers do not “roll up” to your income taxes, then the decision whether or not to keep them becomes personal choice. Jean Marie recommends you follow the IRS guidelines on what to keep and what you can discard.  

Visit POSSE Partners LLC for more information on helping you organize your papers and create systems that work for you.

www.POSSEPartnersllc.com 

Posted in Organizing, RSM's Moving Words of Wisdom

Testimonials

"When my aging mother needed to relocate from NJ to FL RSM™ took care of every necessary task from family distributions, donations, and fix-ups! Bernadette Flaim’s home staging expertise made the MLS photos beyond attractive for this older, single-bedroom condo. There were several other apartments for sale in the same building for over a year. My unit received 4 offers in two weeks; 2 over asking price and one for cash. I realized this was not typical for property in my market area but, rather, the outstanding organizing, staging and selling skills of the ReadyStageMove™ Team.

Thank you so much!”

Dorothy D.
Tarpon Springs, FL

2015-12-15T18:02:12-04:00

Dorothy D.
Tarpon Springs, FL

"When my aging mother needed to relocate from NJ to FL RSM™ took care of every necessary task from family distributions, donations, and fix-ups! Bernadette Flaim’s home staging expertise made the MLS photos beyond attractive for this older, single-bedroom condo. There were several other apartments for sale in the same building for over a year. My unit received 4 offers in two weeks; 2 over asking price and one for cash. I realized this was not typical for property in my market area but, rather, the outstanding organizing, staging and selling skills of the ReadyStageMove™ Team. Thank you so much!”

"I have had the good fortune of working with Bernadette Flaim and Jean Marie Herron of Ready Stage Move on countless home preparation, staging, and listing projects.  Not only are they absolute professionals in their respective fields, but they are personally delightful to work with and ensure that the process runs smoothly.  Every property listing in which their services were utilized sold at a higher price and more quickly than other properties on the market.  I cannot recommend them highly enough!"

Harold Bill Graber
Broker Associate
ReMax Villa Realtors

2016-05-16T17:10:05-04:00

Harold Bill Graber
Broker Associate
ReMax Villa Realtors

"I have had the good fortune of working with Bernadette Flaim and Jean Marie Herron of Ready Stage Move on countless home preparation, staging, and listing projects.  Not only are they absolute professionals in their respective fields, but they are personally delightful to work with and ensure that the process runs smoothly.  Every property listing in which their services were utilized sold at a higher price and more quickly than other properties on the market.  I cannot recommend them highly enough!"

“When ReadyStageMove™ came to my client’s home for a “Walk & Talk” recently, this was the first time I had worked with them, so I really didn’t know what to expect. What I did know was that this home needed some organizing and staging help before I was ready to put it on the market. I recommended to the client to hire RSM™ for their Walk & Talk. They agreed and Jean Marie and Bernadette professionally and non-judgmentally went through the house with me and the homeowners. Once the consultation was complete, the ReadyStageMove™ Team put together a thorough, detailed and easy to follow “List of Recommendations.” This document became my client's master checklist, using it as a guide to getting their property decluttered and attractively staged, before the Open House. My clients chose to do all the work themselves following all of RSM’s suggestions and recommendations. I was pleased to report that the house sold quickly and for top dollar!”

Sharon Siracusa
Better Homes and Gardens
Rand Realty
Wyckoff Office
646 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

 

2016-06-07T17:50:11-04:00

Sharon Siracusa
Better Homes and Gardens
Rand Realty
Wyckoff Office
646 Wyckoff Ave.
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

 

“When ReadyStageMove™ came to my client’s home for a “Walk & Talk” recently, this was the first time I had worked with them, so I really didn’t know what to expect. What I did know was that this home needed some organizing and staging help before I was ready to put it on the market. I recommended to the client to hire RSM™ for their Walk & Talk. They agreed and Jean Marie and Bernadette professionally and non-judgmentally went through the house with me and the homeowners. Once the consultation was complete, the ReadyStageMove™ Team put together a thorough, detailed and easy to follow “List of Recommendations.” This document became my client's master checklist, using it as a guide to getting their property decluttered and attractively staged, before the Open House. My clients chose to do all the work themselves following all of RSM’s suggestions and recommendations. I was pleased to report that the house sold quickly and for top dollar!”