Should I Stay, or Should I Go?

September 13, 2023

I’m planning on selling my home. Should I move out first?

In many cases, it can be easier to sell your home if you move out first. However, it’s important to note that every situation is unique, so, before making a decision, you should consult with a real estate professional who can assess your specific situation and the current market conditions. A Realtor can offer guidance o the best approach for selling your home, weighing the pros and cons of moving out before selling and determining the strategy that best aligns with your goals.

Here are a few home selling tips from the pros:

  1. Staging:
    Staging involves arranging furniture and decor in a way that highlights your home’s best features and creates an inviting atmosphere. An empty home can be more effectively staged to appeal to a wider range of buyers.
  2. Neutral presentation:
    Moving out allows you to present your home in a neutral and depersonalized state. Buyers find it easier to envision themselves living in a space that doesn’t have the owners’ personal items and clutter.
  3. Flexibility for showings:
    An empty home allows Realtors the ability to schedule showings more easily, with no need to coordinate schedules for viewing appointments.
  4. Repairs and upgrades:
    If your home needs repairs or updates, it can be easier to address these when the house is vacant. You can undertake renovations or repairs without inconveniencing your daily life.
  5. Quicker transactions:
    A vacant home can potentially lead to quicker negotiations and transactions. Buyers may feel a sense of urgency to make offers when they see an empty, move-in-ready property.
  6. Avoid emotional attachment:
    Moving out can help you detach emotionally from the property, which can make negotiations and decision-making during the selling process more objective.


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