Selling houses is a big task. It is easy to bring potential buyers to visit an empty house, but when you’re still living in the house, things can get a little awkward. This is why we decided to pen this article. Allow us to break down five tips that can help you sell your house while you’re still living in it.
Hire A Cleaning Service Provider
We who are accustomed to living in our homes, do not notice how dirty the vents in the house may be, or how our half-hearted dusting hasn’t been boding well for the house. However, when buyers step in, you never know what they may or may not notice in the house. It is advisable to keep the house clean. For thorough cleaning, you should consider hiring a professional cleaning service before you list your house for sale. You can subscribe to their weekly or biweekly services and they’ll make sure that your home space stays as clean as possible.
This sounds like quite some process, doesn’t it? But it’s not. Now that you’ve put your present house on sale, you ought to stay ready on-the-go for visits from your local realtor accompanied by potential buyers. For this purpose alone, it is suggestible that you simplify your daily and weekly routines and suppress them to fit minimal time-consumption slots. For instance, you can meal-prep in advance for an entire week on a non-showing day and avoid getting the kitchen messy all through the week. On the same day, you can also get your regular cleaning done in order to avoid inconvenience and awkward silences during buyer visits.
Decluttering is a process essential to time management and productivity. Cluttering is more like human tendency rather than it being something we do intentionally. Even when you remove all unnecessary items from your living space, unuseful clutter keeps coming back and piling up, which is precisely why you need to make decluttering a routine habit. Decluttering becomes inevitable once you put your house up for sale. Let’s say you’ve just listed your house for sale, winter is just ending, and you’ve got a lot of warm clothes out on display and in closets. Now that the weather’s getting warmer, you need to declutter and remove all the warm clothing and seasonal articles from visible space.
Prepare for Common Showing Times
Now that you’ve decided to move forward with your life and leave your present living space to shift to a new one, it is but essential for you to find a buyer at the earliest. You cannot be prepared 24*7 to boast about your house, but what you can do is consult your local realtor and confirm common showing times and days. Accordingly, you can keep your schedule free for those time slots.
By now, you’ve cleaned, decluttered, simplified your routine, and even emptied your schedule. Do you think this is enough? Of course not! There’s always room for surprise. Unannounced, unexpected visits are pretty common when it comes to realtors bringing in potential buyers. You must remain prepared for these surprises – keep some snacks in your car so you can run back home any time (but prepared), keep your cleaning tools handy so you can simply wipe through the entire house as per requirement.
All you have to do is follow these tips, organize yourself and your schedule, and keep hoping to soon meet the right buyer for your space!