Junk removal, home cleanout services and selling your home

When selling a home—especially when you’re downsizing or inheriting a home—a big consideration is figuring out what to do with all the furniture, clothing, books and other belongings still inside. There are several options of what to do with the contents of the home: calling a junk removal company, hiring home cleanout services, hiring an estate sale company or donating your possessions to those in need. Here’s what to know about each of these options:

  • Junk removal and home cleanout services
    Once you remove those items that you want to keep, you still have to arrange for the removal of the rest of the stuff inside the house. Cleaning the house out yourself is intimidating. Fortunately, there are local junk removal and home cleanout services that will do this for you. At Wren, we have a list of reputable home cleanout services and junk removal companies in St. Louis that you can call. We’ve worked with these companies for years and can vouch that they are professional, quick and affordable.
  • Estate sales
    Especially if the contents left inside the home are valuable, you might consider hosting an estate sale in order to liquidate the value of your belongings. When you’re choosing between estate sale companies, though, it is important to do your research. While one estate sale company might charge a greater percentage of the profit than another, it might be because they are able to see value in certain items that a less experienced estate sale company might overlook. But how do estate sales work? First, you and the estate sale company will inventory and price your possessions and decide what should and shouldn’t be sold at the sale. The estate sale company should publicize the sale and make sure it runs smoothly, professionally and yields a profit.
  • Donation
    If the contents of the property hold sentimental value, it might be difficult to let go. For many people, it’s easier to give up items if they know their possessions are going to someone in need. Beyond that, it’s good to know you’re giving back to the community. That’s why Wren partners with several St. Louis are charities and gives a portion of the profit on each home sale to charity.

If you sell your home to Wren Realty as is, you can sell or take whatever you’d like to keep and leave the rest for us to deal with at no cost to you. And, if you need recommendations on reputable junk removal companies, estate sale companies or home cleanout services, we have a list of trustworthy local companies that we’ve been partnering with for years.

Whatever your situation, give us a call and let’s chat about how we can help you.