We have just sold our home. Let me tell you, it can be very stressful.
If you are prepared before you put your house on the market, then life might be a little easier for you. Prepare yourself and you will make this time go smoothly.
The 4 Best Tips:
Declutter– Yes take Marie Kondo advice, if you don’t feel a spark get rid of it.
Get storage– Packed up collectibles, pictures, and holiday stuff. Making sure everything has a nice tidy spot.
Deep clean- Pull everything to the middle of the room and clean baseboard, clean little fingerprints, and touch up paint (if needed). Make sure you clean fans and air vents. Rent a carpet cleaner or have a professional stop by and take care of the carpets.
Fix and repair– If you have anything that needs to be fixed and repaired try to do it before the inspection. Have someone you know or call in a professional to check things out, so you don’t have any hold-ups. This way you are not scrambling around at the last minute like we did.
Once you do all these steps, call a realtor, and take your pictures. There is nothing more annoying when looking at pictures of houses and seeing the counters full of junk.
Take out your fur babies when there is a showing. Also, our realtor had advised us to remove personal pictures and stage everything as best you can. Find the steps to buying a home here.
We were dragging our feet because we had lots of options of where to move. My husband works for a company that he could transfer easily throughout several states. We wanted to stay somewhat close to family. But if we moved to a different state, we knew we could get a bigger lot for our dogs.
When we first decided to put our house up on the market, we decided to buy brand new and get it built. Once we got to that point, we did not want to wait up to 9 months on the house. Even though it would have been exciting, our friends were keeping our dogs for us and we did not want to be gone from them that long. But then we found out that D.R. Horton Express Homes have homes that are already built or about to be completed. They are good quality and built a little faster.
Watching our home finish up on the last touches every day, is so much fun. I’m so glad we went with a D.R. Horton Home. Find what home best fits you here. Let me know if you have any moving stories. Love ya, Mary xoxo
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