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Get Your Home Prepped to Sell!

The first step in the moving process is to sell the house you currently own.  While this task can be daunting, and sometimes take a while, there are certain steps that you can take to make your house more likely to sell and more appealing to potential buyers.  When you are moving to the Omaha area, before you call your Omaha movers to pack up your stuff, getting your house ready to sell ensures that you are getting what your home is worth and it will ensure you have enough money to focus on only one mortgage rather than balancing your existing mortgage as well as your new home.

First, approach your house from the perspective of a potentially interested buyer.  Consider the things you will be looking for in a new home, and make sure that those things are addressed in your current home.  Try not to think about the things in your home that you love and overlook the flaws--because realtors, appraisers, and buyers will be focusing on what needs to be fixed.  Walk around your house with a notepad in hand, and take note of every visible fault you can see.  Check for peeling paint, cracks in concrete, cracked glass and clutter.  Don't sugarcoat it--you need to fix everything that might deter your home from potential buyers.

Next up, prioritize that list of repairs. Decide which things are most important, and which things can be put off.  You may even sell your home in the process of finishing that list, so you want the most important things done first.  The faults in your home that are the most visible and obvious should be fixed first.  Anything that doesn’t work right or needs to be replaced should also be done quickly.  Having broken things in your home will make it less likely to sell, which is the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.

As you are working through the things on your list that must be fixed, work to get rid of the clutter in your home.  Although you will be taking your clutter with you when you go, it still has an effect on potential buyers as they come through your home.  Homes that are cleaner are more likely to sell quickly. You might even get rid of things are you clean up, which will help lessen the amount of stuff that the paid movers have to haul--meaning your bill should be less as well!  The local Omaha movers will be able to organize and move you to your new home quickly when there is as little clutter as possible.

Moving can be a very stressful process, but with the help of professionals your responsibility and anxiety related to the move should lessen significantly.  If you work to get your home in shape before potential buyers start coming through, you may just find that you are quickly ready to move onto the process of buying a new home or finding a new place to rent. Good luck on your sell, as well as your upcoming move!