Once your house is on the market, you never know when the RIGHT buyer is going to come, so you need to be ready! Your house needs to be in great shape at all times. This is one of the most difficult things about selling your home, but it is essential.
Try to keep your home within 30 minutes of being show-ready. A few tips to keep in mind:
- Start packing up and moving out, getting rid of clutter means less to clean and pick up. Rent a storage unit if necessary.
- Look for furniture that doubles as storage bins, like an ottoman that opens up to hide things in.
- Keep laundry baskets handy so when you get the call for a showing, you can toss a bunch of stuff into the laundry basket, put it in your trunk, and take the mess with you when you leave.