So, you have made the tough decision to sell your home and move elsewhere. If this is the case then there are many considerations to take into account. There can be quite a few reasons for a house move, it could be due to relocating for work or moving nearer to better schools. Whatever your reasons, take a look below to find out how to make your move go as smoothly as possible.
Find The Right Agent
First off, you need to research the market and get a rough idea of how it is at the moment. If properties like yours aren’t selling then it may not be a great time to list your home. However, if they are selling like hotcakes then you should find the right agent to list and manage your home. When it comes to selling your home with a realtor then you need to find the right one, this can be a task all in itself. If you know people who have sold their homes in the area previously then it may be wise to ask them for recommendations. This way, you don’t get stuck with someone who doesn’t have a clue what they are doing.
Clear Out The Junk
Once you have an idea of whether your home will sell, then it is time to get it ready for the market. This means decluttering and clearing out the junk that doesn’t have a ‘home’ within your property. When potential buyers come to look around your home, they need to feel a connection with your property. This is the only way you are going to get offers, buyers need to fall in love with your house. One way to ensure your home is looking perfect is to go room to room and organize all your belongings into four piles. These should consist of items you want to keep, throw out, sell, or donate. It may be useful to pack up things you don’t need as you go along, this means there will be less work when it comes to moving out. You can rent a storage unit to look after all your belongings until you need them.
Thoroughly Deep Clean
Once you have decluttered and packed up some of your belongings then it is time to thoroughly deep clean your property. Cleaning will ensure that you get rid of all the dirt and grime that has been missed and built up over the years. Areas to focus on include the bathrooms and flooring, these are notorious areas for gathering dirt and dust. If you have carpet then you will need to hoover it and shampoo it, this can take a little while to dry. If you have hardwood flooring then this is slightly easier, you can sweep it and mop it.
Finally, when the time comes to move then you need to decide if you are moving everything yourself or using a removal company. If you do decide to use a removal company then they need to be booked in advance once you have your moving date to hand. If you do it yourself then you may find it easier to hire a big van/truck.