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5 Reasons Why You Should Rent A Storage Unit When Selling Your Home!

As businesses are re-opening and consumers are more actively shopping or searching for products or services to purchase, the real estate market is also picking up. More homeowners are selling their homes and more home shoppers are looking for a new home!

Homeowners should definitely consider renting storage units when they are trying to sell their homes, since storage units can help declutter and organize your belongings, making it easier to move, and even providing extra storage after you have sold your home. Here are top five reasons why you should rent a storage unit when you are selling your home:

1. Declutter your home for real estate photography or videography

Producing exceptional photos or videos to sell homes is a necessity in today’s digital age. Sellers or realtors need to showcase their homes’ exteriors and interiors in photos or 360° walkaround videos for real estate listings so buyers can get a good view of the homes they are interested in. To get the best photos or videos of sellers’ homes, it is recommended that the sellers declutter and organize their homes by moving non-essential belongings to storage units. If you are using home decor, or staging your home, you can also store items that you do not want to showcase in photos or videos. This way, you can improve the presentability and increase the saleability of your home.

2. Declutter your home for an open house

In addition to making your home more presentable for real estate photos or videos, you can also rent a storage unit to make your home more presentable for an open house. If you are staging your home or using special home decor, you can store items such as old bicycles or furniture at a storage unit to make space for staging items. Even if you are not staging your home, you can still store your belongings at a storage unit and make your home look more presentable, open, and spacious, and thus increase its saleability as well.

3. Keep your backyard or garage organized

If you have a backyard or garage full of kids’ hockey sticks, toys, sports equipment, yard equipment, tools, grills, patio furniture and everything else in between, you can rent a storage unit to store these items and to keep your backyard or garage tidy. After all, you want to make your home as tidy and presentable as possible to help your potential buyer visualize the space, comfort, and opportunities your property has to offer.

4. Protect your valuable belongings

To protect your belongings during an open house, we recommend renting a storage unit to store your valuables temporarily. A 5 x 5 feet storage unit will suffice for most of your needs.

5. Make it easier when you move

After you sell your home, you will likely move to a new place. If there are some items you do not want to bring to your new home right away, you can store them during the open house period or when you are getting real estate photos or videos, and you can keep the items in the storage unit indefinitely until you need to bring them into your new home. This will make moving into your new home much easier because there will be fewer items to move!

Questions? Feel free to call us at 1.866.647.8673 or contact us online at https://www.selfstorage.ca/contact-us and our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Looking to reserve a storage unit? Find a self storage facility near you:

  1. Self storage Burnaby or Vancouver
  2. Self storage Chilliwack
  3. Self storage South Surrey or White Rock
  4. Self storage Parksville
  5. Self storage Nanaimo
  6. Self storage Victoria