Minimize Stress when Buying or Selling a Home In Tuscaloosa AL by adding these simple tips to your to-do list.
Did you know that moving, death, and divorce top most people's list of stressful events? here are some things you can do to minimize stress when you are ready to make a move:
- Consider how long it will take from the time you make an offer on a property until the transaction actually closes. Once an offer is received and accepted, it may take anywhere form 30-45 days to obtain financing, perform a title search, and get an appraisal. When you are pre-approved for a conventional loan, you can shorten the timeline. However, other loan types, such as VA or FHA may take longer.
- Decide whether you want to move yourself or have professional movers handle the job. If you hire a moving company, be sure to book well in advance.
- Think about the cleaning process. this is a great time to have someone come in and clean after everything is packed and moved. As your closing gift, I provide a free cleaning of your home. Your home sparkles as you move in, which relieves you of a headache. Some clients have chosen to have their old cleaned when they list or sell. If you need a referral to a cleaning service, just ask me.
- Arrange to have utilities and phone service disconnected at your old house and reconnected in your new home at least two weeks in advance.