Looking for help with your upcoming home move or relocation? Everyone knows, moving is a strenuous process. Preparing a home for sale involves removing clutter, rearranging furniture, hauling away old items and trash, improving curb appeal and staging the home to show in its best light. After you’ve executed a contract for sale, next comes getting everything into boxes and loading all of your possessions into a storage pod or moving van. Then there’s the cleanup to get the home into broom-clean condition for the home buyers. And then there are all of the things you’ll want to do once you’ve moved into your new home. The list of to-do’s piles up pretty quickly.
Here’s of list of things you’ll need to do to get ready to sell your home:
- Get rid of anything you don’t want to take with you to your new home.
- Pack and store as many personal pictures, clothing and household items as you can to make the home look bigger.
- Remove any clutter from the home and yard.
- Clean the house from top to bottom to prepare the home to show to potential buyers.
- Keep your lawn trimmed and mowed.
- Stage the home to show it in its best light.
Getting ready to move
Once you’ve received a contract for sale and have all of the contingencies removed, you’ll need to start packing. You can get leftover boxes from the grocery store or purchase them from moving assistance companies like U-Haul. If you’re moving yourself, you’ll want to secure a furniture dolly and rent a moving truck. Otherwise, you’ll want to make reservations with a moving company as soon as possible, especially during the prime home selling months of Spring and Summer when moving companies sometimes get booked up. Also remember to set a transfer of your utilities to the new home buyers and set up new service in your new home by contacting all of the utility providers. Many utilities now have online transfer services.
Moving day presents its own set of challenges. It’s good form to give your old home a final cleanup for the new buyers. You’ll need to coordinate being out of your house in time for closing and moving into your new home. That means having everything in the storage pod or on the moving truck and off the property before the home buyers have completed settlement. You’ll also want to do a final walk-through of your new home to make sure everything is in good condition and that there weren’t any damages made during the new home’s sellers moving out process. Then it’s off to the closing company for final settlement and to pick up the keys to your new home!
After the Move
After the move, you still have to place your furniture in your new home and unload and unpack all those boxes. And, more than likely, you’ll want to make some cosmetic changes, repairs or additions to your new home. It’s usually more than most people can or want to handle on their own.
Get the help you need for your home sale and relocation
Now, you can get the help you need without having to pay contractor prices. The new Azzida mobile app connects you with people in your local community who can assist in preparing your home to sell, getting ready to move and moving in to your new home. With Azzida, you can simply describe your task, name your price and set a date to get tasks done. Then select from available job performers ready to assist with your moving plans as soon as today. For some more ideas of things you can get done with Azzida, check out this article.