Sometimes, when you're selling your home, it's hard to feel useful. There's a time when the homeowner may thing they can do something to help speed up the process since this is very much a, "hurry up and wait" type of situation.
After deciding to sell your home, you will enter into the preparation phase. This is an overwhelming time full of activity. However, once you're done with this phase, you won't have much left to keep you busy. Here are a few things you can do to keep yourself busy during the selling process.
One of the best things you can do is start packing for your move. This will certainly take a large amount of time and your property may be on the market for quite some time before you actually move out. If you can pack up some of the rooms or some of the items ahead of time, this can make life much easier as you move forward.
Have an Estate Sale
Since you know you're moving, why not have an estate sale before the house sells? This can help you clear out things you don't plan to take with you and make your house less cluttered. A cluttered house can be difficult to sell, but a decluttered house allows buyers to see the actual room and space found in your home.
Handle Small Improvements
Another thing you can do to stay busy during the selling process is take care of small home repairs. Some improvements are not necessary, but if you take advantage of this time to handle small fixes, you may just make the difference between selling your home and leaving it on the market.
These are just a few of the many things you can do to stay busy, while you wait for your home to sell. This can be a difficult time, but filling it with useful things can help you cope with the waiting process.
Kris Lindahl Real Estate