Five Tips to Avoid Last Minute Stress

Selling and in the throes of packing and moving?  Below are some tips to help get through those final days to avoid creating work for yourself at the last minute. 

  • Don’t leave personal items unless buyers agreed to it.  While you may think you are doing them a favor by leaving the bar stools, the buyers could view it differently.  You don’t want to be coming back to remove things right before the closing.  Always check first.
  • Leftover paint, tile, & cleaning supplies.  All useful for the new owners, right?  Confirm that buyers want it left.  It’s not easy to get rid of this stuff at the last minute. 
  • You may be closing in a week, but you still need to maintain the yard.  Having buyers pull up to a house with foot high grass to do their walk-through inspection could be contentious.
  • Be sure to understand what stays with the house.  Check with your agent before removing anything attached.  For example, hooks, shelves, blinds, light fixtures, & TV brackets should be left unless specified otherwise.
  • Don’t leave multiple holes in the walls where pictures hung.  Take a few minutes to spackle and paint.

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