You may be surprised to hear that selling your home is not necessarily going to be as easy. There are some very important factors to look at even before you ask the real estate agent to step through your front door, and they should be addressed so that the sale of your property happens quickly, for the sort of money that you want and that it will help you gain access to the sort of property that you desire for your next home.
What the viewers see
It is important to take a slow walk around your home before you invite any real estate agents in to value your home. Take note of all the bad things that jump out at you. These are jobs that you must address before you put your home on the market.
This is because if they are bad things that jump out at you, then they will be bad things that jump out at the real estate agent who will then lower the asking price for your home, and they are also things that will jump out at prospective buyers when they come to view and they will either put the buyers off completely or get you some very low and silly offers for your home.
Getting your stuff ready for moving
You may find that it is highly beneficial to you to get some of your items and furniture put into storage. This is so that viewers are not so much as seeing your clutter or your items of furniture that you do not need but are seeing the home that surrounds it. It will also help your viewers be able to visualize their own items and furniture in your property and could therefore close a deal a lot faster.
There are plenty of storage businesses available, but it is important that you do your research into what kind of storage facility you want. Some storage businesses will be happy to give you 24/7 access to your items (though this may come at a premium), whereas others may be a lot more restrictive.
However, regardless of what kind of storage facility you choose, you will have to invest in a good shipping company offering house removals to get your items from your home to your storage facility and then from your storage facility to your new address.
The importance of getting as much for your home as possible
You may think, well, none of this really matters. There are going to be new people in the home so let them sort out all the work that needs doing and that you do not have to worry about your home being overly cluttered; someone will buy it anyway. Well, you could very well be right in both circumstances.
However, the amount of money that you get for your home will affect the amount of money that you can spend on your next home, and this could be a significant difference between selling a home that is up together and clutter-free to one that needs work and is rammed full of stuff.
In short, it could be the difference between you obtaining your forever home or your dream home and you having to put up with something that is as good as what you have just sold.