Why you should list your home and then go on vacation
If you're getting ready to list your home, your To Do list is probably longer than normal. Replacing things like electrical outlet plates and cleaning behind the stove - they're not sexy chores, and they take more time than you realize. Why do people care about the little things?!
Let's face it, listing your home is exhausting - can someone transport us to the world where people trust how good your home looks in the photos? And then make a full cash offer?
I wish. Once you list your home, the day to day upkeep to preserve it in its pristine condition can be frustrating, especially if you have kids who seem to magically forget you're trying to sell your house when they walk through the house in their filthy soccer cleats.
If your plan is to get your home on the market later this Spring, consider this. Once you pick your listing date, why not plan to get out of dodge for a vacation after. In the first two weeks that you list your home, you'll get tons of action and interest, impromptu showings and weekends of Open Houses. So instead of waking up every day thinking about all the things you have to clean in case you have some buyers come through later that day, just take off. Grab the kids. Head to the mountains. Go camping. Go glamping! Give yourself a break after you've spent all that time making sure your home is picture perfect. Give yourself a break after you list your home!