HSHT Foot In The Door
One of the biggest ways that MaxSold has helped me, is because it's hard to explain what a move manager does. It's easy to explain selling possessions. So it get's me in the door, it helps me to have a client call and say, I have some possessions I need to sell, can you help me? When we actually arrive at that initial consult we're able to tell them that we can also help them with the sorting, with donating what need to go to shelters, as well as selling their possessions, which is what they originally called for, we can [also] help them to pack, and we can unpack them at their new locations. So that's very beneficial to me to have MaxSold as helping me to get the foot in the door.
Fair Market Value A Maxsold Story
The MaxSold Process on the surface of what a potential bidder would see it's excellent, it's easy it, it's streamlined, you can bid anytime you want and everything starts at $1 dollar. That's a scary perspective for the potential seller. I had one client who was [selling in an auction], we had an auction up and running and he said tho me, "Can I take this snowblower out of the auction my neighbour wants to buy it and they're willing to pay me $200 for it". And I said, no you've signed a contract you know we can't remove things once they're up. Tell your neighbour to bid on it, which is what I tell other clients that saves them having a fight with their neighbour when their neighbour doesn't want to give enough for it, so let them bid on it, let them get it for the fair market value. So he wasn't super happy with that because it was early in the process, he was worried. Well the snowblower sold on MaxSold for $650. His neighbour was willing to give him $200. So it was a win-win for all of us, except for maybe that neighbour.
Pay It Forward Charity Auctions
Sometimes people who are moving do not have enough items to do an auction, they only have two or three key items that they really love and they want to donate somewhere and they want them to be appreciated. Fair Enough. So what Max Sold has given me the opportunity to do is I collect those few items for people and store them and we do a charity auction where everything that we have collect from homes over six months will be put into a MaxSold auction and sold with all the money going to a specific charity. We have called this a pay-it-forward auction series that Home Suite Homes Transitions does and we've raised over $7300 dollars. My clients really like know that they can put money back into their local community.
Review of Home Suite Home Transitions
It was so good working with Julie. I feel better knowing I can count on your team when the time comes to move on. It makes it easier to start to decide where to move on to.