national moving month

May is the start of the moving season. The weather is warming up, gardens are filling out and the end of the school year is approaching. Buyers are getting serious and inventory is low in many parts of the country. If you’ve been thinking of selling, now is a great time to get your home ready to show.

If you’re not planning to move soon, you still can take a look around your home and see if there’s anything you’re ready to let go of. Ask if you’d pay to move it when the time comes.

There are two perspectives on readying a home for sale: sell it as is or do minimum freshening up. I am in the freshening-up camp. Replacing worn-out carpet, painting the walls, cleaning and minimizing furniture and decorations go a long way toward making a property more appealing. Of course, if the house needs to be completely redone or if it’s in a neighborhood where tear-downs abound, it probably doesn’t pay to make any changes to it. Talk to your Realtor about the best choice for your situation.

Getting a house ready to show and packing to move are time consuming. Do a little bit each day to meet your goal. It’s helpful to have a checklist to help you keep track of all the tasks you need to accomplish before and during a move. Let me know if you would like me to email one to you.

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