Moving and selling your home can be an undertaking. It does not have to be a daunting endeavour when you break it down into manageable tasks.
Selling your home can be an emotional process. It is a place you have called home. Perhaps you have raised a family here. Now that you have decided to sell your house, ensure you receive expert advice and service from professionals in the field. After taking care of this first step, try one or all of these tips to make the last days in the place you have called home memorable instead of stressful.
Stage your home
Staging homes is not only for the rich and famous. Home staging can increase buyer interest and influence a higher selling price. If you have any doubts, consider how you feel when looking through home magazines or websites. Do you want to make a list of the amazing details in the rooms? That is what staging can do for you.
The staging process can be a two-for-one prospect: your home will look great, and you get to declutter before moving. A large part of staging encompasses the notion of removing personal items and everyday objects. If you are like most people, you probably have too much stuff. Now is the perfect opportunity to go through each room with a laundry basket under your arm. Take note of everything you have. If you enjoy it, the item has sentimental value, or you will use it again – keep it. Should the object be of no sentimental or functional value, it is time to sell or donate it.
Another positive aspect of home staging is that you can begin to pack some of your unneeded belongings before moving begins. By carefully boxing up some possessions now, you will have fewer items to attend to on the big day. Be sure to label the boxes neatly, just in case you need to access any items before you arrive at your new location.
Take care of the details
Knowing that potential buyers will be walking throughout your home while you are not there means preparation is necessary.
Make tidying up a part of your morning ritual until the home is off the market. Wipe down kitchen hardware and faucets after each use. Clean countertops and put everything away. Ensure dishes are hand washed and dried immediately or placed into the dishwasher. Remove all cleaning supplies from view. Always place a fresh and neatly folded towel near the sink.
In the bathrooms, clean the hardware, faucets, and sink after each use. Ensure the toilet is free of anything unsightly. A full roll of toilet paper and crisply folded towels evoke a well-maintained home. If there are glass shower walls, squeegee them after each use.
If you have valuable jewellery, small gaming systems, or important paperwork accessible to visitors, it is time to find them a new home. Place these items in a small safe or lockbox in the back of a closet or under a bed. Bring the key with you instead of leaving it at home. People will look through closets and cupboards to get a feel for the space, so make sure your important items are put away.
Work with professionals to ensure your home sells without hassle. Make efforts to maintain it, make changes where needed, and have fun with the process.
Nb. Collaborative post.