Deceased Estate Clearance Service Melbourne
Until we experience a great loss, we may not understand how grief can affect us, how it can slow us down both physically and mentally, how it can reduce or destroy our motivation, how it can lead to difficulty making decisions and thus taking action.
Often while trying to cope with a loss, daily life must go on and materialistic considerations may demand our attention, such as sorting out a loved one’s possessions, sorting a whole house or preparing a property for sale. The pressure to make such decisions can be overwhelming.
Coping with loss and grief can affect us all differently. Nothing can take away our pain or our loss. Simple tasks and decisions can be hard, so be kind to yourself, take it at your own pace and seek assistance and support where you can until you find your “new normal”. You will know when the time is right for you to sort your loved one’s possessions ….
We live in an age of an abundance of stuff where we have been able to accumulate more possessions than previous generations – thus often homes are filled to the brim, possibly with a lifetime of possessions, gadgets, collections, treasures, etc … it can be overwhelming, emotionally exhausting (decision fatigue) and, for some, there maybe no one to take care of it all …
Often items have served their previous owner well and it is now time to farewell them as they move on to their next home, new owner or maybe they have reached the end of their usefulness
If you need help, contact allsorters … Mary created allsorters to relieve as much of the materialistic burden as possible – we sort whole houses or provide one-on-one assistance. Whether it is managing it all or working individually with clients, allsorters regularly assist with planning, sorting, clearing and preparing homes for sale on behalf of families (often overwhelmed by the task or who may live remote to the property), beneficiaries (local, interstate or overseas), executors, lawyers, real estate agents, etc
Where to start?
- After an initial telephone discussion to clarify objectives and the level of care required, Mary often visits the property to identify priorities, formulate a Plan of Action and, if appropriate, provide a Fee Estimate covering what is needed (please check if we provide free fee estimates in your area)
- Sorting possessions –
- Ensuring bequests and family items are identified, allocated and actioned
- Identifying items that can be sold and assessing best avenues to sell
- Donating, recycling and repurposing items when possible
- Preparing the property for sale or settlement
- To maximise its sale potential at minimum cost – sorting, clearing, cleaning, styling
- Dealing with a loved one’s belongings
- Sorting, packing (including aged care rooms)
You can rest assured that your loved one’s home and possessions will be treated with care and respect (even if items have to go to be disposed of, it can be painful and you may not want to see). At all times we represent our client’s interests with grace, kindness, respect, honesty and integrity (in 2013 we found $19,600 in a home and returned it to the executor).
We even have several clients who have requested that we look after their remaining possessions when they eventually upgrade to heaven
Often we see clients who are bogged down and focused on the value of items within a home. This is often not where your energies are best spent. Remember that items have served their owner well, and any $$ from selling items can be an added bonus. If you are selling an estate property, please consider where the greatest value lies – is it in selling the furniture and contents or is it in maximising its presentation to ensure it appeals to the widest buyer market and thus achieves the best sale price? Consider the gain from an improved sale price (possibly 10% or more, compared to what you will achieve from selling items within the home)
If you need help with sorting, clearing and/or preparing a property for sale or settlement, contact Mary
Mary specialises in working with senior adults in their third age (3a) and their families
allsorters – deceased estate clearance Melbourne specialists
** We receive many calls each week from those who want to sell items within the home. allsorters only assist clients with assessing best avenues for selling items in a home when they are utilising our main services. We are not dealers and unfortunately we do not visit properties for “free” to provide valuations or buy items. Check out the reality of selling stuff on Mary’s blog