The house is FINALLY ready to put on the market but now I have to keep it this neat and orderly with three kids living in it.
We’ve never had to show a house before while we were still living there. We had already moved into our second house when we put our first house on the market, and we had already moved out of our second house to come here while it was on the market (for a whole year)!
This time we want it sold before we leave town so we can buy in June in New Jersey without worry.
My girlfriend who sold her house last year here with three kids in it has had some good advice:
I am going to let them put a lock box on the door but I think I need at least 30 minutes notice before someone comes in so I can do a quick pick up. (I’ve given away a fourth to half of our stuff and the rest of our stuff is in storage so I think it will be much easier to control the clutter. )
I am also just going to use the upstairs shower while we’re showing the house. I don’t want to worry about keeping the glass shower sparkling.
How much notice did you ask for before someone could come through?
What did you do with your pet? (We have a small dog that I will just take with me if I am home but what if I am not home?)
Where did you store your financial papers, bills, checkbooks when showing the house? What about jewelry? Is tucked in a drawer enough?