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Moving Soon? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 22:25

By: Janet Marcum

The period right after you purchase a house can be a stressful time, because there are a lot of factors that come into play when you change your home base. A new address, new neighborhood, new schools, new service providers, etc, can mean lots of updating needs to be done. Here are some reminders to make the process a little easier, so that you can spend ample time celebrating your new beginning:


  • Submit a change of address with USPS.
  • Update your address with all of your service providers and contacts. Examples - employer, childcare provider/school, family and friends, bank accounts, credit card companies, auto loan provider, student loan provider, auto insurance provider, toll tag authority, vehicle registration, DMV, magazine subscriptions, cellular provider, auto-delivery accounts (Amazon, prescription refills, online retailers, etc), rewards accounts (hotels, shopping, airlines, grocery stores), civic/religious organizations.
  • Transfer warranties into your name (Example - a warranty on foundation work)
  • Change the locks in the house.
  • Locate and assess the condition of air filters in the AC units; set reminders for changing them on a schedule.
  • Check all the batteries in smoke detectors and ensure there are an adequate amount of detectors throughout the house.
  • Register your pets with the city, if required. Update your pet's tags to show your new address.
  • Consider installing an alarm system.
  • Determine your neighborhood's trash and recycling schedule.
  • Get informed about your city's watering restrictions.
  • Locate the nearest police station, fire station, and post office. 
  • Talk to neighbors about who they use for lawn service, pool service, maid service, handymans, etc, or research providers on Angie's List or similar review sites.  



Set Yourself Up For Success PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 21:11

By: Janet Marcum

If you're considering putting your home on the market soon, there are a few things you can do to contribute to successful buyer showings. The following tips won't require a large monetary investment, but could help steer potential buyers toward an offer.


  • First and foremost, make sure your home has great curb appeal. The front exterior is the first thing a buyer sees when they arrive at your house. Their perception here can set the tone for the whole showing. Make sure the lawn is mowed and the bushes are trimmed. Consider putting fresh mulch in the flowerbeds and planting a variety of colorful flowers. It's helpful to have your house numbers very visible near the front door, so make sure nearby foliage isn't overgrown and blocking them from view. If you don't have any house numbers affixed to your front facade, it would be a cheap and useful addition.  Check around your porch and front door and make sure there are no bee or wasp nests, or any other insect infestations. If you have a painted front door, make sure the paint is fresh and free of scuffs and dings. Lastly, place a new and welcoming door mat out front. 
  • Pets are common in many homes, but buyers don't want to feel like they'll be living with YOUR pets once they buy the house! It's best to remove pets during showings, especially if you happen to have one that likes to be loud and/or aggressive when strangers are in the house. Many pet owners don't realize their pets have odors, so make sure litter boxes aren't present in any indoor areas and consider getting your carpets steam cleaned. Pet food, bedding, and toys should be stored out of sight. Remove pet waste from the backyard so buyers can move around safely.         
  • Buyers want to be able to move freely throughout a house and like to envision what their furnishings will look like in each space. They have a hard time doing that when there is too much furniture, too much decor on the walls, and too many things on shelves. De-cluttering is hugely important before listing your house. One way to do that is to remove unnecessary and/or bulky furniture. Examples would be exercise equipment in a bedroom or bulky dressers or night stands. You want to be able to see as much of the floor as possible in each room. You also want to ensure that buyers can walk around easily and that all doors can be opened without bumping into anything. Take note of your decor in each room and make sure it's not too busy. There should only be a few pieces of art or table decorations throughout the house. Pack away additional items, especially the majority of your family pictures. You don't want your house to look like it's only made for you - a buyer has to be able to see himself living there! Make sure desks and counter tops are clear. Don't forget to pay attention to closets, cabinets and the kitchen pantry. You can't hide things in those areas, because you have to expect a buyer to open every door. Make sure they're organized and not about to burst at the seams. Clear out what you don't use on a daily basis. If you strip each room down to the bare minimum, you should definitely have accumulated a lot of things needing storing. Remember that the garage is not necessarily the best place for that. Buyers want to gauge if their automobiles will fit in there and also want to assess its condition. If they can't walk into it or see the floor, walls, or ceiling, they will have some doubt as to its suitability for their situation. The most ideal place for all your clutter is offsite. Consider renting a nearby storage unit or asking a family member to store things for you.
  • When walking into a clean house, you might not necessarily notice how clean it is or make a remark about it. On the contrary, when walking into a dirty house, you most certainly notice and will probably remember that aspect, even after leaving. Sellers make a major mistake by not having their house cleaned before showings begin. Maid services are not exorbitant, and they are well worth the cost. Buyers appreciate seeing clean shower doors, toilets with no rings in the bowls, fan blades clear of dust, a gleaming kitchen sink, etc. If your house is dirty, it will deter them from wanting to picture themselves in it, and it may even make them wonder if the major systems of the home aren't being maintained. Consider having a deep clean performed, and make sure your house gets routinely cleaned if showings continue for multiple weeks. Your best bet is to get in the habit of making sure your house is show-ready every time you leave it. Don't leave dishes in the sink or laundry on the floor. You never know when an appointment request will happen!    


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 April 2015 22:17 )
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