Are you ready to downsize, but dread the work involved in the cleanup, repairs and prep work required to get your Georgia house ready to sell? We have five tips that will help make the process of selling your house go smoother during your downsize.
Many baby boomers are in the process of downsizing to make their golden years simpler. Selling the house you spent so much time in is one part of that process, albeit, not the easiest part. Let’s start with the easiest option.
Sell your house to a direct Homebuyer
When you sell your house directly to an instant buyer like Real Estate Problem Solver, you won’t have to worry about cleaning or repairing the house. Most home buyers will buy your house as-is. Whatever you don’t take, a direct home buyer will clean up and do the repairs. The other advantage of selling your house to a direct home buyer is speed. Most can buy your house as fast as you need them to.
Have a Living Estate/ Yard Sale
Selling your house to downsize your life means nothing if you still own all the stuff that filled up your old house. Having a yard sale or living estate sale will help get some of your money back from all those little investments. Smiley’s flea market is a good place to spend the day and sell your unwanted items. Just make sure you don’t buy more than you sell. If you are in the middle Georgia area. There is also a weekend yard sale event that runs the entire length of Hwy 341, from Ft. Valley thru Baxley Georgia called “Peaches to Beaches” on the second weekend in March. This would be a good time to sell your unwanted stuff.
Donate Your Items
After your yard sale, anything that doesn’t sell can go to charity. Many charities will pick up your unwanted stuff at no cost to you. This can definitely beat paying someone to haul it all away. This is a great way to help other people that can’t afford certain things. Many of these items can be written off as a tax deduction under charitable contribution.
Pay Someone To Take Everything Away
This part of downsizing a house you want to sell is easy. There are many kids in your neighborhood or community with an old truck looking for a quick job to earn some cash. Talk to the local high school, college or churches with an announcement board to find some teenagers that can come clean up the rest of what you can’t sell or donate.
Hire a Professional Cleaning Crew
Once all the rest of downsizing your Georgia house for sale is complete, the last part is doing a professional cleanup. They should include a detailed list of all the services and jobs they intend to do for the price they quote. The house should be show ready when they get done. This should not cost too much (now that all the big stuff you wanted to get rid of is gone). Of course, if you don’t want to go through all this, you can contact us to buy your Georgia house as-is and forgo the process
All in all, downsizing your house doesn’t have to be a difficult process. By working with the right people and staying in the right mindset, the process can be much less overwhelming then you may think. By having people assist you with the process, there will be less cleaning and less time spent on the selling process. Our team can help you downsize any property. We will make the process easy and stress-free so you can quickly move on and into a smaller house!
If you need any help, feel free to contact us. Advise is free.