The word “moving” and ”stress” seem to go hand-in-hand. We’ll be honest with you— moving is stressful! However, if you take your moving process step by step you may find that it can be relatively simple. Follow these five nifty tips to take some of the stress out of your move.
1. Hire a realtor.
It is always tempting to bypass paying a realtor commission fee and simply put a “For Sale” sign in the yard yourself, but asking for assistance is often worth it! Hiring the right realtor to guide you through the process could end up saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars. A realtor understands the market, appropriate timing, and competitive pricing. They also are experts at finding leads and securing the sale. For a fast and profitable experience, hire a relator to guide you through the selling process.
2. Hire a Spiffy stager.
Spiffy gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly news about the positives and negatives of your home. We get real with you so that you can make a serious sale! Our consultations give you the tools you need to get your home market ready. Homeowners are putting their best foot forward when listing homes these days. Working with Spiffy gives you the competitive edge to get your home on the market and off in minimum time for a maximum price. Check out our before and after gallery for some examples of our top-notch work.
3. De-clutter & downsize.
When you look around your home and see the heaps of belongings you need to haul over to your new place, it can feel overwhelming. Spiffy recommends de-cluttering and downsizing your space early on in the moving process. Not only will you feel more mentally organized, but the newly freed space will give you some room to breathe! As a part of our full-service staging process, Spiffy offers organizational services. Check it out here!
4. Know what your home is worth.
If you are paying the realtor to list your home, listen to the reasoning behind the pricing. Compare your home to others like it in the neighborhood for an accurate assessment. Also, look around to see if there are any minor “fixer-uppers” that can be done. A small coat of paint can go a long way when it comes to curb appeal!
5. DON’T list your property empty.
Spiffy has the high end furnishings that give your home a luxury vibe. Empty rooms pictured on listing websites have a tendency to look like roller rinks. In reality, it’s a beautiful great room just waiting to be lived in! Show your potential buyers how the home may look if they were to reside there. Staging a space plays with the psychology of the buyer and allows them to mentally “move in”.