If you are thinking about selling your home this coming spring, one factor that may hold you back or delay your preparations is time. You may be worried that you won’t be able to find the time in your busy schedule to prepare your property so you can sell successfully.
If so, here are four strategies that can help:
1. Understand what needs to be done
Do you know what you’ll need to do in order to sell your home? Do you understand the steps involved? Do you have a clear idea of how long it will take to complete these various tasks, such as getting repairs done, decluttering, and doing some ‘staging’?
The more accurately you can anticipate your tasks and how long it will take to complete them, the better you’ll be able to plan and schedule. And don’t underestimate what’s involved; it’s better to have more time than less.
2. Keep a ‘moving’ calendar
It’s a known time management fact that using a calendar and blocking out time for tasks will ultimately save you time. So, use your calendar, or create a new one just for preparation, staging, selling, and moving-related items. With an up-to-date calendar in place, you’ll always have a view of what needs to be done and how those tasks fit into your weekly schedule. Remember to include everything, no matter how small it may be.
Maintaining a moving calendar also reduces stress and anxiety as you’ll always know where you are.
3. Ask for advice
How should you stage your main floor? Should you make any home improvements? How should you prepare for a buyer coming to view your property?
Not everyone is an expert; don’t guess or Google as this can lead to confusion and uncertainty. Get professional advice. Doing so will expose you to the most current best practices and will save you time and stress.
4. Hire help
You don’t need to do everything on your own. Instead, consider hiring professionals to do at least some of the work for you. For example, hire a painter, a lawn mowing service or a dog walker.
Hiring professionals during the selling period can save you countless hours and anxiety. And, the costs may be offset by the sale of your home.
For more hints and tips on buying property, moving, and selling your home, contact Jeremy Osborne today.