When you want to sell your home quickly, every little thing helps. No matter what option you choose, moving and selling is always easier when you declutter, clean your home, spruce up your yard, open up your schedule as much as you can, and have moving plans ready to go.
Declutter and Clean
If you are selling your home with a top agent, you will want to declutter and clean your home before listing photos are taken. That means taking down family photos, vacuuming the floors and furniture, decluttering, and generally making every room as “bare bones” as possible to help potential buyers visualize themselves living there.
Don’t forget to spruce up your yard and outdoor living spaces as well! Weed, pick up any toys, stage the patio and deck furniture, and make sure everything is trimmed and the lawn is mowed.
You can skip this step if you’re selling your home for cash.
Open Your Schedule
You will need to leave your home for showings and pictures, and be available for inspections and evaluations, as well as to complete any necessary paperwork. Most of these don’t take long, but they can add a lot of time to the sale if you’re not prepared to open up your schedule.
Have Moving Plans Ready to Go
One of the biggest things that slows down a move is not having anything else lined up after you sell your home. Have a plan and the next steps ready to go — you never know when you’ll need to jump into action!