Tips For Living In a For Sale Home

by Administrator 27. November 2018 11:20

Residing in a “for-sale” home is like walking on egg-shells. You have to live cautiously and still treat it like your own home. Striking the right balance in such an equation, requires some foresightedness and tricks to live smartly. Keeping your home show-ready without compromising on your comfort is the skill you have to achieve for living peacefully in a home that has been put-up for sale.

The following are some expert tips on how to achieve this balance:

  • Get Rid Of Things: Keep the essentials only and get rid of the rest. De-clutter your home by donating or selling the stuff that you no longer need. Clear your fridge, pantry, cupboards, drawers and shelves. The fewer things you have, the easier it will be to switch between living in the home and staging it for showings.
  • Keep Your Valuables Safe: You never know when a potential buyer may want to check-out your home. During a showing, it is courteous to let the clients have some privacy. You may have to move to some other room for the same. So keep anything that is precious to you in safe custody so that you can be carefree during showings.
  • Keep The Home Clean And Organized: While living in a home that is for sale, effort should be made to keep it clean and organized at all times. This will prevent last minute anxiety over tidying up and cleaning. Also, ensure that the home is thoroughly cleaned before taking pictures for the listing. Other things you can do are clean dishes on the go, make your beds every morning, keep the bathrooms squeaky clean, etc.
  • Ask For A Notice Before Showings: Maintain your peace of mind by asking for window period of at least 2 hours before the clients arrive. This will give you a breather to make last minute preparations.
  • Keep A Go-Bag: Such a bag will be helpful on getting a show request. Keep the bag packed with essential stuff such as your laptop, medication, important mails and so on. This will help you swiftly exit the house when the potential clients arrive.
  • Plan Ahead For Your Pets: If you have pets, make plans in advance for where you will keep them during the showing. You can opt for a reliable dog sitter, a neighbor or simply take them along with you.
  • Make A Checklist: Keep a last minute checklist handy so that you know what to do on getting intimated about a showing. This will help you to be more efficient at getting your things together and ensuring your house is ready for a showing.
To know more about real estate services like rentals, sale and property management for residential properties and commercial rentals, consult John Reider Properties at (254)699-8300. You can also visit the office at 455 E. Central Texas Expwy Suite 101, Harker Heights, TX- 76548


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