Sellers Who (Kind of) Get It

Notice something wrong with this home’s curb appeal?

Like, the storage pod in the driveway?

While pods are a terrific way to declutter a home, once they’re filled up, it’s necessary to actually have them stored off-premises.

Or, failing that, at least move them to a less conspicuous location than the driveway.

As obvious as that advice may be, believe it or not, not all home sellers heed it.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Are storage pods a good investment?

Put it this way:  the difference between an appealing, well-staged home and a cluttery, off-putting one can easily be 10% (make that 100% if prospective Buyers decline to view the home).

On a $200,000 home, that’s a swing of $20,000.

By contrast, a couple storage pods should cost around $1,500 for 3 months.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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