Selling My House. Still Living In It. Best Practices?
February 27, 2014 7:35 AM Subscribe
I've gotten engaged so it's time to sell the bachelor pad (2br/1ba/1k sq ft) and buy a bigger house with the Soon To Be Mrs Toole Box and her kids. Final Jeopardy: I'm still living in it.
The house has been painted, landscaping is being refreshed with new plants and mulch, we've found a Realtor that we love and we're about a week from listing.
I work from home during the day, so I'm going to try and make all showings take place in the evenings and weekends. I'm going to try and keep the home in 'ready to show' condition at all times. I wonder if this is realistic at all? At a minimum, I'd like 24 hours notice.
I would love to hear from home sellers, home buyers and Realtors about this process and some best practices that I can accomplish that will help me navigate this process and put my home's best foot forward.
Buyers: What did you like seeing upon entering the home?
Sellers: What did you do that really made the difference?
Realtors: What can I do to make your job easier?
I've heard of tricks as esoteric as burying a statue upside down in your yard to baking cinnamon rolls just before showing for the scent. Staging is another concept that I understand, but have no idea how to DIY.
If it matters, I'm in Florida. Thank you all for your help!