When you are moving out of state and still have your home on the market in your previous area, it can make the process of selling more complex. You aren’t there to deal with the details of selling, and you will need people you can trust to protect your interests and make sure the home is well cared for. Bring in a few trusted professionals to make things easier on you.
Your REALTOR® Is Your Representative
Choose a REALTOR® who has experience handling listings that are vacant and have owners who are absent. They can keep you up to date on what’s going on with your home’s sale and make sure that all showings are handled properly.
Your REALTOR® is by far the most important person when it comes to selling your home from a distance. Since you are not there, they will be your representative to take care of all of the daily details of having a house on the market, and make sure that you get that home sold quickly and for the best possible price.
Be sure to take your time choosing a real estate professional and use referrals from friends and family as well as reputation in the community to guide your decision.
A Caretaker For A Vacant Home
When the home is vacant, you will need someone to keep an eye on things for you and watch out for vandalism and damage. If you have a friend or family member who is nearby, they might be willing to take on this important task on your behalf. If not, you can consider hiring someone to act as a caretaker.
This person will visit the home regularly and check in on things, do some light housework such as dusting and cleaning windows, and air the home out to ensure it shows well for potential buyers. They’ll also make sure that the home doesn’t become a target for vandals who might be tempted by an obviously empty home—when the home is regularly visited the risk is lower.
Keep The Yard Looking Great
The yard is one of the first things that buyers will notice about the home, and when you are away it can become overgrown in a hurry. Hire a professional landscaper or yard care specialist to come in and keep the grass cut and weeds under control.
This will ensure that the home doesn’t appear abandoned and it will also help it to look more appealing when buyers arrive to look at the home.
Selling from a distance has a few complexities, but with the right people in place to help you it can go smoothly.