Putting your house on the market, and transformers.

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  1. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

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    Alright. So.Im moving into my own place in a few months, and my mom has just put the house on the market. the problem is. I dont have an apartment or anyplace to put my transformers at the moment. Has anyone here ever put there house on the market, and what did you do with your collection?
     
  2. Bryan

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    Left it where it was. It's best not to be home when people are seeing your house anyways, so you won't have to answer questions, and they'll probably just assume you're a little younger than you are.

    Besides, I can't imagine somebody not buying a house because someone who lives there collects Transformers.

    I would make sure it's neatly displayed, though.
     
  3. Thundercracker

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    Get a big box and ship them all to my house. Problem solved.:ev: 
     
  4. Gort

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    The key in selling a house is to make sure everything is very clean and tidy and to put as much of your stuff into storage as possible. Keep you collection out because it will make the house memorable to many people. However, remove all the undisplayed toys and boxes from the closet. You want to make the house look like their is tons of storage and plenty of room.

    We just sold a house in December and our Realtor said many people commented (positively) on my collection. However, I put most of my stuff in storage and left out only a small, nicely organized portion of it.
     
  5. BadJeff

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    Take the time to clean up your collection, organize them, wrap them all individually in polyfoam then find yourself a nice little self storage place. Gort made a lot of good comments. Buyers don't want to see too much of you/your stuff in the house, they want to see the house itself. They need to be able to bond with the house and that won't happen unless you take that life size Don Cherry poster and all of your family photos down and put them away nicely.
     
  6. Lumpy

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    guys, i think he's asking what to do with his collection after the house sells....you may wanna loook into a storage shed....or find a bigger apartment....i was lucky enough to store a large amount at my parents house, until i got a bigger place, now its all with me, except the boxes and other paper crap thats all at my dads hanger....
     
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    TF Collection and moving

    I don't think that you need to worry.

    Potential buyers of your home are interested in your house. They are not interested in your TF collection. Well, at least, I hope that they are not interested.

    Besides, they will probably find your collection "cute" or "neat". This is especially true if the potential buyer has kids.

    RedOktobre
     
  8. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    Hm. You guys have all given me alot to think about, I will probably go the storage route. Thanks for all the advice guys.


    as far as what I was asking, I meant I wanted to know what others had done with there collections while the house was on the market. No what to do once the house is sold. Once its sold, Im hoping to be in my apartment, and not have to worry about it.
     
  9. Lumpy

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    oh...ok, my bad. it seemed like you were asking what to do with after the house is sold, cuz your apartment wouldnt be big enough, but what your saying makes sense too....i wouldnt leave anything displayed that you wouldnt mind losing should someone decide to be a theif.....
     
  10. theLostSeeker

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    For efficient home staging, it is highly recommended to hide anything that gives the house too much personality. So toys, swords, movies, or whatever collections as well as posters and any kind of clutter should remain out of sight. So storage it is.
     
  11. KidDynamite

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    Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I would be worried about someone swiping something, especially if you have a large collection and they think you might not notice right away. We moved a lot when I was a kid, and so our houses were on the market a lot, and I lost a few toys over the years that I'm convinced someone's kid stole while looking at the house. People know old toys are valuable, and the temptation may be there. Even if the people buying the house wouldn't do something like that, they could have kids or teenagers who grab something when no one is looking.

    Also, people with young kids may appreciate you putting them away as well. Speaking as someone who has small children and bought a house last year...there were times when we had to look at houses and couldn't find a babysitter and had to take our kids along. When we went into a house with toys, we had to concentrate on making sure our kids didn't touch anything (both were under 3 at the time) and had a harder time concentrating on the house ourselves.

    Still, if your collection is small, on high shelves and/or inside a case, you should be okay to leave it out.
     
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    Leave out all your Lucky Draws and Japanese G1 and e-mail me the time and address of your open house.
     
  13. Voiceroy

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    My collection was boxed in in a spare bedroom of my parents' house between '91 and 2002. After that, I lived with it stacked around my bed as I rented rooms in four different homes.

    The same collection is mostly stored in a single closet in our apartment since my wife and I got married nearly 2 years ago. But finally, come first week of May--after nearly 15 years in storage, my collection will once again see the light of day... or rather the interior light of a house, when my wife and I get the keys to our new house we're closing on end of April. My wife says I can have my very own Transformers mecca in the garage. I can't wait.
     
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    We just sold our house. I left my collection up and didn't worry about it. It was kind of cool looking at it on the realtor's website on the virtual tour.
     
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    just a thought...

    there is the chance that a buyer might even ask to add that collection in the sale of the property. IF they were a collector too. just start packin' and do the storage thing.

    my wife & i are in the RE biz and we have had clients ask for perosnal property of the sellers to be added in an offer. sometimes they get it too.
     
  16. KING KONVOY

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    Since you’re moving to your own place in a few months I suggest that you start packing now. Most of my collection is in storage now but when I moved I used storage lockers / containers. I also use packing material like bubble wrap and make sure that the heavier items are on the bottom so pressure is not an issue. Most of my loose items are stored in these storage lockers from Wal-Mart. Most of the more valuable MISB items are in a wooden storage locker.
     
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    Attic? Basement? Friend's house?
     
  18. Voiceroy

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    They can always ask, and you can always say no @#$%ing way.

    My wife and I are closing on a home April 30th (as I mentioned above), and we were able to negotiate with the seller to include their oversized fridge, the expensive wood blinds, and even getting a couple rooms repainted--and we still got $1000 less than what we wanted to pay for the home (and the seller's even paying 85% of closing costs). We found out last week that the seller's throwing in all the drapes and curtains for free, even though they weren't in the contract.
     
  19. LigerPrime

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    I think it would be advisable to pack up your collection...in case, it turns off a potential buyer or worse...some of your stuff gets swiped as KD mentioned.
     

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