If you are/were thinking about selling your home this year, there are many things that you can do to prepare for the lifting of the Shelter In Place order. If your property is vacant, you are able to sell your home right now, and while the usual preparations may be limited, I still have plenty of tools in my tool box. Virtual tours, virtual staging, and Days on Market protection from the Multiple Listing Service are a few of tools available to you now. I have a firm grasp on the new rules and new accompanying documents required, so if you are curious, give me a call.
If you are still in your home but want to be ready to go, now is the time to plan! I am maintaining close contact with all of my preferred vendors so that I will be ready to go when we are able to get back to business-as-almost-usual.
Now is the time to pack up the things you won’t need (winter clothes, extra linens, extra books, home decor, etc) and to declutter your home. It’s a great time to deep clean, tidy the garage, clean up the yard. Look inside closets and cabinets- do they need clearing out, cleaning, new shelf paper for a fresh look?
If you are not sure what to do, take photos of each room and outdoor spaces, and send them to me. I’ll give you some ideas. Every little thing you get done now is something you won’t have to do later! Chipping away slowly may be less painful and a good use of the extra time we have now.
It’s also a great time to refinance for many folks, and if you are going to buy something else, get pre qualified now.
There is always something positive you can do to prepare. And doing something always feels better than wondering or worrying about it.
I am always happy to answer questions, and offer suggestions, or kick around ideas, so please feel free to contact me. I’m here to help.