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Top Tips for a Quick House Sale and Relocation

Choosing to move home can be a decision made over a long period of time. However, that is not always possible thanks to other factors in our lives. Whether we have a start date for a new job looming, or we have dependents we need to move and get settled as soon as possible, there is always something that could cause us to sell our house quickly. Here are some of the top tips you may need for getting that quick house sale.

Accept that the House will be “As Is”

Obviously, most people will want to do up their home a little bit before they sell it on to a new owner. There are so many people out there who would prefer to repaint some walls or potentially add a new kitchen or bathroom in an attempt to push up the price of the home and get some more money.

If you need to pack up and move quickly, it can be hard to accept that you have to sell the house “as is”, especially if there is a chance that you might not get as much as you initially paid for it. Nevertheless, it may be the best option for your home and the current situation. So long as the buyer is aware of any potential work that may need to be done on their home, there is no reason why you cannot get the price you want for your home.

Find the Right Realtor

When trying to sell a home cheap, you need to make sure that you have the right Realtor on your side. They are going to be a key factor in getting you the sale you want the most. There is so much to explore in the realty world and you need to find the person who is going to fight your corner the most.

They will not only be able to help you find the perfect property that you have always dreamed of owning, but they may also be able to help you save on real estate commissions overall. One of the worst choices you could make is a Realtor who does an ineffective job but still tries to claim a high commission once they have eventually found you a place. Find someone who is going to fight your corner from day one, and you will be in a much better position overall.

Split the Power

If you are in a couple, it may be better for you to split your efforts to get everything done as quickly and as effectively as possible. For example, if one of you has a job that needs to be started as soon as possible, it might be a sensible idea for that person to move ahead of the rest of the family and leave the other behind to oversee the final sale of the house. This can be a true test of your teamwork as a couple but it can also be more than worth it if you pull it off successfully.

Another factor might be any children you have. If the move is coming in the middle of a term, you do not want them to be out of school for too long. It might be better for them to move to the new area with your partner so they can get set up in their new schools as soon as possible. This will minimize their transition period overall and could make the move more successful and manageable for everyone in the family.

Sell Up

How attached are you to the things in your home? If the answer is not very, you may be able to negotiate the sale of furniture and other bulky items as part of the home itself. Not everyone has a massive attachment to basic furniture like bookcases or couches but they can be incredibly difficult to move. Whether you are just moving one town over or heading to a state on the other side of the country, you may not want to have to deal with the logistics of this move in a short time frame.

There are several ways you can drop a lot of furniture in one go. You can either negotiate it as part of the sale of the house overall, or you could even hold a yard sale when your possessions have moved on but you need to get rid of the bulky items.

You also should not get rid of the furniture that is in good condition outright. See if anywhere in your neighborhood is collecting furniture for charity. Many nursing or children’s homes accept pieces that are of excellent quality, or you could even take them to a thrift store. No matter what you are trying to off-load, there is going to be a place for you to do so.

Make a Plan, and Stick to It!

As with many things in life, a move that needs to be executed quickly is going to require an epic plan to pull off correctly. You need to make sure that you are always on top of things that might come your way in this time. When you are working to get things done in a very short amount of time, it can be difficult to know what you should tackle first.

A good plan of action will keep you well-focused and should help you know precisely what is needed to bring you out on top. Take the time to make a list of everything that needs to be done in this timeframe. Nothing, no matter how small, can be forgotten or it will probably be missed. With the right plan of action, it should not be long before your home is successfully sold and you are on your way to your new property, ready to start a fresh. Whether you have a month, a week or even less, selling your property quickly in favor of relocation is always possible.


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