March 14, 2011

Prepping house for sale

Here are the things we have to do to prep our house for the market.  We haven't even decided on listing with a realtor yet, but we figure we need to get things cleaned up really well to make things easier later on.

- Declutter
- Fix exterior plumbing issues
- Keep selling stuff on craigslist, have a garage sale, or bring to a consignment store.
- Organize storage
- Clean up garage
- Paint a few things/rooms
- Plant a few annuals

Today we had a meeting with a short sale negotiator with a local Realtor.  They are very good at what they do and it may be the route we take in selling our home. We've already listed it on some FSBO sites. I think we should maybe wait a week or two before starting the short sale process, which usually takes 4-6 months anyway. We just hope to not have to pay the bank too much after selling the house. We'll just be happy to almost be out of that silly mortgage situation.

As far as temporary housing we have discussed some options, but will cross that bridge when we get to it. Hopefully my future posts will focus a little more on ideas for our dream home/land.

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