Tips To Selling Your Home During Back To School
It's time to head back to school here at the beach and around the country. While Spring is typically known as the peak selling season, Fall can be a great time to list your home. Fall and Winter buyers tend to be more serious shoppers who may be relocating due to a new job or are making the change to work remotely. There is still a need in our market for inventory which can amp up competition among buyers, making Fall the perfect time to list your home for sale!
Staging Your Home To Sell
Back to school for families with school aged children brings a new set of challenges as you adjust to getting back to schedules and an increase in activity around the home. No matter what time of year, you want buyers to feel at home in your house and envision their family using the space. This can be hard to do with cluttered counter spaces and a fridge covered in schedules, school notes and the beautiful artwork of small children!
Follow these quick tips to help keep your home organized and ready to show.
Top 5 Ways to Stay Organized To Sell During Back To School
1. Clear The Clutter
Back to school brings lots of new supplies, paperwork and calendars. Invest in a countertop mail organizer or paper rack to get ahead of sprawling paper piles. Your future self will also thank you when you can easily find notes for school!
2. Make A Grand Entrance
Have a great entryway or mudroom? Make sure that items such as shoes and bookbags have a designated drop zone such as a storage bench or hooks to keep the path clear and tidy for last minute showings. This will create a welcoming environment and clears trip hazards for those looking at your home.
3. Stage With Storage
Show off your storage skills with cute baskets and bins that can store sports equipment, shoes and clothes in every room. If you have a larger closet space for this, or full size laundry room make sure it’s well organized and tidy.
4. Get The Kids Involved
Moving can be fun for kids too! Enlist in their help with a daily 5 minute clean up routine before leaving each morning. Easy tasks for most school age kids include:
- Bathroom Sink Wipe Down
- Clear Dishes From The Breakfast Table
- Make The Bed & Put Clothes in the Hamper
5. Plan & Pack Ahead
Take time each week to pack ahead for daily after school activities in case your home is being shown and you can’t make it home before practice or you have to leave quickly for a hot buyer. Utilize your trunk for extra storage and leave snacks, sports equipment and other after school needs in the car so it’s there when you need it. As an added bonus this will save you having to clean up the items inside your home!
Qualified, Professional Listing Support
Above all else, working with a qualified Realtor® who has experience listing a home in your area is the best tip for selling your Myrtle Beach home in the fall that anyone can give! With a strong marketing approach, professional listing photography and staging assistance, your home can and will sell quickly in today’s market if priced correctly. Our team is here to help you determine if now is the right time and the true market value of your home.
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