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October 21, 2018

Getting Ready to Sell Your Home in Houston

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Planning to sell your current residence ahead of moving to Houston? We've got sound advice regarding important tasks and staging techniques for whenever it's time to have an open house.

To sell your residence swiftly-and for your complete requesting price-you’ll need to do a bit of groundwork work initially. Even though some possible buyers happen to be in the market for a “fixer upper” or don't mind handling a a number of Do-it-yourself projects, an inadequately staged or cleaned home might be a true turnoff. Certainly, if it would seem you didn't handle the surface work (such as painting and modernized windows), just what does that express in regards towards the shape of the residence's nuts and bolts?

You don't need to spend a ton of money getting your home “show-worthy” ahead of selling and moving, having said that, you should take a few weeks to get everything in optimal appearance. Here is how.

Curb Appeal: Preliminary impressions make a difference, particularly when marketing a home. There is something about vibrant, flourishing plants along with a striking entrance door which makes your house seem welcoming straight away. For those who only carry out a single thing concerning home prep work, ensure it is the outdoor area. Mow the lawn, trim the shrubs, pressure wash the exterior, and/or put up a new paint trim. And even a new welcome mat can make an impression.

Depersonalize the Area: Of course, the pictures of your family are what makes your house into a home. Nonetheless, the things which help you feel comfortable and warm inside aren't going to be standard. Given that you will need to pack everything up prior to when you move at any rate, use this opportunity to place your photographs, knickknacks, along with other personal items away. In relation to selling a property, less is best.

Stress the Closets: Something almost all prospective homebuyers would like more of is storage space. A property with additional closets is a genuine edge. In case you don't have amazing closets, optimize them by cleaning them, painting them in a new white coat, and adding more shelving. A roomy, organized closet could make a major difference.

Open the Windows and Doors: Benefit from milder temps to get fresh air and light inside. In chillier temps, make use of fragrant candles, or cut apples, sprinkle them with cinnamon, and cook them on low temperature just before an open house.

Fix the Big Thing: Most of us have one-that substantial, expensive repair that has been delayed for a long time. Maybe it’s a new roof or possibly a current heating and air conditioning system. Maybe it’s a kitchen space that has not been remodeled in more than two decades or carpeting which definitely needs to be replaced. Regardless that these types of improvements might be costly, you’re likely to get a fast return, particularly if you point out this remodeling as part of the selling package. (In the event you do not have time for this kind of thing, you may want to offer a purchase allocation for the new buyer to get it done on their own.)

Put Away all Valuable Items: Having people wandering in your house at all hours throughout the day might be terrifying, especially if you have things out that could be quickly pocketed. Clear away little, treasured things and put them in a safe or your safety deposit box. Ensure that prescription medications aren't available to open house guests.

While your property is available for sale, don't forget to do day-to-day care. Doing a clean sweep of your house each day is important when it's being shown to prospective buyers. Dedicate a couple of minutes every morning making the beds, dusting surfaces, running a vacuum on the flooring, and emptying the trash cans.

And, once you have a buyer lined up, it is time to begin planning moving to Houston. Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we will help!


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The Mickelson Family
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