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Tips for Moving

Selling your home and moving to a new one has unique challenges. This collection of tips will help get you off on the right foot.

Tips for Your Move

Whether you have moved once or a dozen times, it never seems to get any easier. Here are some hints that we hope you will find helpful as you prepare for moving day.

  • Make agreements with buyers about possession of the home and moving date.
  • Start planning early. From the moment you decide to put your home up for sale, start sorting through your current possessions. Toss (or give away, sell at a yard sale or online) anything that you don't want to take with you.
  • Make a list of important items you will need to buy for your new house, such as drapes, blinds, shower curtains, etc. Having these things with you on the day you move helps you settle in more comfortably.

Start packing early. Anything that you are sure you will not be using before moving day should get boxed.

TIP: Organize like items together and mark every box and carton. This makes it easier if you find you need an item before you move, and much simpler after you move. Unpacking tends to be a gradual process--this simple step will help you find the items you need when you need them.

Preparing Your Home

Though this home is and has been your sanctuary, your goal now is to invite a buyer to imagine it as their own.

Stage and Show Your Home

the most important part of staging your home is to make sure it is extremely clean, especially the kitchen and bathrooms.

Next, it’s time to eliminate extraneous knickknacks and furniture to make rooms and closets seem more spacious. If you have decorated your home with bold colors and patterns, you may consider toning them down to appeal to a broader base of buyers.

All necessary repairs should be made, including those on the exterior of the home. Don’t overlook the impact that your front and backyard will have in your efforts. 

Proven tips to make homes most attractive to buyers: 

  • Cleanliness 
  • De-clutter
  • Neutral paint and décor
  • Curb-appeal

Another way to make a home more attractive to a buyer is with a Home Protection Plan. This insurance protects you from having to pay to repair or replace major items during the listing period. And, it protects the buyer from the same during their first year of ownership. Ask me for other tips to boost your home’s appeal and impress potential buyers.

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