Moving soon? Here are 6 ways to make the home selling process easier for yourself. Trust me, you’ll want to read through this list because selling and/or buying a home is definitely one of lifes most stressful events. Lessen the stress and enjoy the process starting with these tips –
Look into an agent
First and foremost, I really think it’s so important to have an agent, but you need to do your due diligence when it comes to hiring one. Get word-of-mouth reviews, know what their strengths and weaknesses are, and have a sit-down meeting with them BEFORE you agree to let them list your home. If they are a good agent, they should have connections to make the process easier for you. This includes everything from movers to renovation experts, inspectors, and cleaners alike. While in this market, you probably could sell your home on your own easily, there have been tons of studies done showing that when you have an agent, you get more bang for your buck at the end of the transaction. Plus, if you are trying to make the home selling process easier on yourself, this is a sure way to make that happen for everyone involved in the process.
Get your home ready and take suggestions
When you find an agent, have them come over and take a look at your home. More than likely, they will suggest ways to improve your home or fixes that you absolutely need to do, in order to get your home ready to sell. Take these suggestions, think about them, and when possible, get to work. Your agent should know what they are talking about and if you truly want to make the closing process easy, stress-free, and if you want to get the most for what you can, do a few improvements here and there. If there are any unsightly fixes that you need to do, focus on those first.
Move furniture out
Before you actually put your home on the market and get your pictures taken, you should probably do a few decluttering projects around your home. Move what you can out of your house to make it look larger and more spacious and open. If you need help, lean into a great moving company, such as Movin’. These Salt Lake City gun safe movers will make the process so much easier for you. They rely on 20+ years of experience to move their clients. Choose one of the top moving companies in Salt Lake City, Davis County, Tooele County, Utah County UT and the surrounding areas to handle your move, if you want an easy and stress-free process.
Have an open house
Once your home is finally ready to be listed, make sure you have an open house. This will speed up the process of everything and hopefully, it will reduce the number of showings that you are doing, which is a great thing because showings take lots of time and effort, especially if you have animals, kids, or work from home. Having an open house is the best way to make the process easier in a market like this!
Hire a cleaner
Another great way to make the process easier (and hopefully have your home under contract much faster) is by getting a cleaner. Have them come every week during the time that your home is on the market. Start with a deep clean, have those routine cleans going on, and then schedule a move out clean for your old home + a move in clean for your new home. You will be incredibly happy that you did this!
Prepare mentally for hiccups
Last but not least, prepare mentally for hiccups along the way. No matter how “easy” your moving process is, things happen, and you just have to learn how to roll with the punches and make things as easy for yourself as possible.