The goal for any homeowner that lists their home is to sell it quickly, and sell it for their asking price. Once you get this out of the way, assuming you have already found a new home, it’s time to focus on moving.
Perhaps the best approach to take is to work backwards from your closing date. Since the close can vary and is generally between 30-90 days, working backwards allows you to properly prepare. It’s no secret there is a long list of tasks that you will need to accomplish before you move. The key is to get organized as quickly as possible.
- Talk with your real estate agent: The first thing that you should do when you sell your home is talk with your agent about what you need to do prior to close. Know what you need to do, when it needs to be done to ensure everything goes smoothly.
- Make a huge to do list: Your next tasks should be to create a huge to do list of everything you need to accomplish.
- Separate tasks into categories: Take your list and separate it into categories. These categories can including, tasks you need to do for the move, things you need to do at your current home, and things you need to do at the new home.
- Assign responsibilities: Once you are clear about what needs to do, assign responsibilities between you and your spouse (and others involved). This will help to break up the workload.
- Assign dates: Assigning dates is very important. Be clear on all deadlines and break up tasks and spread them out over time, working back from the closing or moving date.
Following these steps will help get your organized and prepared for your upcoming moving day.
If you have any questions about the sale of your home or your move, don’t hesitate to contact Olena. She is happy to help!