So your Houston home is on the market and school is almost back in session. You might develop cold feet because you know the back-to-school rush might overwhelm you while you try to find the right buyer for your Houston house. But I’ll be telling you what you need to do to keep the little ones, and the rest of the family, sane.
Tips To Selling My Houston Home:
Create a blank slate
If you want your home to feel like a home, what do you do? You personalize it, right? But that’s going to be little bit tricky if you’re selling the house because you can’t really know what they like and what they don’t. So if a potential buyer walks in and notices there’s report cards and kid’s art all over your fridge and wall, they won’t easily see past it. Therefore, you need to clear out all of the children’s school year accomplishments. Go ahead and replace them with things that are more universal and homey. The buyer will feel right at home when he or she sees notices of neighborhood events, or a calendar.
Box it up
It’s good that you’ve de-cluttered the house but that doesn’t mean much if the floors are littered with school clothes, supplies, or new shoes. But you can still manage this chaos by simply creating attractive storage for must-have items. Look for storage benches or large bins that can also double up as furniture or décor. Just make sure they all fit.
Adequate storage is actually a necessity. You do have options that you could explore like expanding use of the garage, attic, shed, or renting a storage unit. All the items should be boxed, nicely labeled, and tucked out of sight. Putting away things like memorabilia, winter clothes, unused toys, art work, playroom furniture, sports equipment, and excessive stuffed animals will make your house presentable.
You shouldn’t be caught off-guard by showings. Have a prep checklist with you and create buffer zones for all tours. Immediately after you get a phone call from a potential buyer start tidying, sweeping, dusting, and hiding anything that indicates the back to school chaos has overwhelmed you. Remember to sweep the lawn and to remove the kids’ bikes. We don’t want buyers to trip all over, now do we?
Have an escape plan
Have a place where you can pass time with the kids during the tour. The kids could also use that opportunity to finish their summer assignments.
Pack in advance
It’s probably a good idea to have diaper bags and backpacks ready to go with all the kid of supplies that you and the kids will need while you’re out and potential buyers are in.
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