Start Packing Early When Selling Your Home!
We see it frequently, especially when someone is moving from one local home to another. The owners start packing, but what seems to often sneak up on them is just how much stuff they've accumulated! Thinking that it'll only take a day or two and a visit from some of their family and friends to help out for a bit and they'll be on their way no problem!
But then reality sets in in the last couple of days before closing. Are we going to make it? Too late to call in the professional movers, they're already booked! Mad scrambling, late nights and early mornings, all in an effort to get everything out the door before closing!
We can't count the number of times we've attended a closing and the sellers show up feeling pretty ragged, maybe in jeans and a sweaty T-shirt because they JUST dragged the last few boxes into the driveway before heading to the closing table!
So how do you avoid this?
One, start packing early. Consider a massive yard sale and/or charity donation to minimize what you'll have to pack. Fact is most of us have lots of things we don't use on a regular basis and can live without.
Get the seasonal stuff put away and ready to go. If might even be a good idea to do something about the extra furniture that might make your great room seem not so great and feeling smallish.
Two, consider hiring the professionals to take care of your move. You'll be amazed how quickly they can get all your belongings wrapped up, packed and ready to get to your destination. You just might find that cash spent on them well worth the removal of all the stress and fatigue (and remember how hard it was to get that couch DOWN to the basement??....now picture bringing it back up!).
Three, just like we said in One, get started early! A bit here and a bit there while your home is on the market will help make sure there's not some mass effort required as you approach the closing table finish line. And once inspections are done it's time to buckle down and get as much done as you can.
Ready to talk about buying or selling a home? Call us at 513-520-5305 or email The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite at Liz@LizSpear.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Liz and Bill aka BLiz
REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas
The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth & William Spear
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