Updating and outdated home to sell
This included family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes.I loved the house we sold; after all, we lived in it for 22 years. We made many fond memories, but Ed and I were both ready to move. we did sell our house in 10 days, but it took 2 months to get it ready to sell.Selling a house and moving is hard, stressful, and downright physically painful.The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there.We got rid of a lot and what we didn’t need to stage the house went into a POD that was in our driveway.Instead of writing a generic “how to sell a house” post I am going to answer all the question I have received on how we sold ours in two FAQ style posts I touched on what we did early on in the moving process here and here, and have assimilated the answers to the most FAQ’s I received about the selling and moving process below.
Our daughters are grown and live in different states. It was time to start a new chapter in our lives and why not live our dream now and not wait until retirement when we may be too old.If you do have to stay in your house while it is being shown it can be a little inconvenient, but making sure there are no dishes in the sink and keeping the bathrooms sparkling will get your house sold.We sadly no longer had any pets, but this made the showing process much easier for us, too.If we had to hire a contractor, we got a few estimates to make sure we were getting a fair price.We used PODS to store and move the contents of our house.