There are a lot of great ways to offset some of the costs of your professional demolition. One way is to use sites like www.ebay.com and www.gumtree.com to sell items out of their homes or commercial properties prior to demotion. We went and found a few success stories on the web to give you some ideas:
STORY I: “I had around 2-3 weeks before the demolition guys were going to come and knock the house down. I took photo’s of everything, wrote up listings and put all the ads on for around 5 day auctions. There were some placed on eBay and Gumtree. I was actually amazed at how much of the house would sell. I sold tree’s, ovens, granite tables, doors, tiles, all the bricks around the house, windows, bathtubs, lights, toilets, fans etc. One person even came to pick up the dirt from around the house, OMG!”
STORY II: “I’ve sold most of an old kit bathroom on gumtree. $15 here, $10 there…it all added up to cover the cost of the new mirror cabinet”, Said one Residential Owner. “As long as you are relatively well located, then I don’t see why you wouldn’t have success for selling most items in your house.”
STORY III: “I’ve seen interiors from offices (everything, windows, doors, trims) listed on a local Facebook site and also on Gumtree. I’d try to have people remove whatever they can, even as freebies, if it saves you some money on the demolition.” Said one Commercial Property Owner. “But make sure you are covered by insurance. You don’t want someone hurting themselves and deciding to sue you.”
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