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PODS opinions....

I want to continue packing up to get ready to move and we're considering a POD.

How do you all feel about showing a house w/ a POD in the driveway?
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July 27 2007 - US
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Are you going to move before you sell?

My thought would be this. When I am acting as a Buyer's Agent, I am always looking for "cues" to indicate a sellers motivation. If you are paying for a pod, that might be a cue to me to suggest to the buyer that you are anxious to move.
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July 27 2007
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No, we can't afford 2 mortgages, so we need to sell first. I stay home w/ 4 kids.

There are 270 homes for sale in our town (gasp!) and I would think at this point if you're on the market it's to sell. I don't think people are "testing the market" at this point in time.

I guess my question is more appearance oriented. Does it look like garbage or take away signifigantly from curb appeal? Or do you think it's a good sign to buyers?
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July 27 2007
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*heH* I wish there were only 270 homes for sale here 8(

Course I don't know how big your town is.
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July 27 2007
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lol, I don't either! There are 12,000 kids in the school system though, to me that's HUGE!!!!

We're moving to a district of about 3,000 kids.... muuuuuch better! (To me)
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July 27 2007
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Sounds like you are serious about moving
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July 30 2007
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Yep, we're out! The walls are closing in on us w/ 4 kids!!!
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July 30 2007
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I haven't been trying to be mean to others, just trying to get hits on my threads
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July 30 2007
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But that's like the kid who puts pencils up his nose for attention JUST to get attn! Treat others the way YOU want to be treated! You'll get your answers, I KNOW it! You'll only get rude advice if you are snide
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July 30 2007
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We used a storage unit off-site: It was an interior one, humidity controlled so that we wouldn't get our furniture back covered in mold and mildew. We rented a small truck to get the big stuff in there. For the little stuff, we drove a few boxes in each morning before work.

Weirdly, we haven't missed anything in the storage unit. My suggestion would be to use this time to get rid of old kids' toys and clothes that are in good shape, books and such, and think of it as sending the stuff out in the universe to help those less fortunate.
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July 30 2007
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We had an "honor system" garage sale. We left all the stuff out w/ a can and a note to make your own price (we went to the beach :o)

Some stuff left and we made a few bucks! About $100! the rest got donated or chucked
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July 30 2007
sounds like my kind of garage sale! I have so much stuff to get rid of, but the thought of sitting outside for 8 hours haggling.....I may have to try your tactic.
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July 30 2007
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I believe that people are good. They can make bad choices, but when it's left in their hands to do right or wrong, right usually prevails :)

and the beach was awesome!
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July 30 2007
pinksandbaby said: "But that's like the kid who puts pencils up his nose for attention JUST to get attn! Treat others the way YOU want to be treated! You'll get your answers, I KNOW it! You'll only get rude advice if you are snide "

that is good advise.
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July 30 2007
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Thank you gentlemen, I aim to please :o)
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July 30 2007
Have the PODS people store your POD and redeliver when you are ready. Its worth the small amount for the monthly storage not to have it sitting there as a distraction.
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July 31 2007
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Thanks sas912, I guess I'll have to look in to it further. Maybe keep it for a w/e and have it stored.
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July 31 2007
I would think that a buyer seeing the POD would view it as an indication that you are serious about your intentions to sell and move. I wouldn't view it as a distraction or sign of desperation..
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July 31 2007
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thanks for the opinion, I appreciate it!
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July 31 2007
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We are using a POD. We've been very happy w/them so far. When you are done filling it, they need around 24 hours notice to pick it up. Once you have it stored at the PODS location (if you do that), you can visit it at no additional fee whenever you need to. I think they need 24 hours notice for that too.

I don't think it says anything negative about you & as others said, it shows that you're serious about moving, however, leaving it on your property may make your property look/seem smaller or may hide a feature a buyer is looking for. Also, I wonder if a buyer may try to get you to sell for less thinking that you need to get out immediately. Does anyone else wonder about this?

Regardless, Good Luck to you!
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