Putting your home on the market may be the last thing you have on your mind — after all, you may not be planning to sell just yet (or anytime soon). But as you know, life happens, things change, and when they do, you might unexpectedly find yourself in the position of wanting or having to quickly sell your home.
Unexpectedly Selling Your Home
It happens more often than you might think. In fact, according to studies about why people sell their homes, more than one-third of sellers sell their homes as a result of relatively quick, unexpected life changes. Something happens – a job relocation, a lifestyle change – and the homeowner finds him or herself making a move.
In these situations, the biggest source of stress is caused by the need to prepare the current home for sale.
So Much To Do!
If you’ve lived in your house for a few years, or even just a few months, you know how quickly things can pile up. The garage and basement get filled with stored items. Minor repairs around the house get put on hold. Before you know it, many little projects can feel like a very big project!
How to Prepare
That’s why it’s a good idea, every so often, to inspect your property and ask yourself, “If I had to put my home on the market this month, what would I need to do?” Then plan to get (at least a few of ) those things done. That way, if you suddenly find yourself wanting to sell your home quickly and for the best price, you’ll be ready.