For the last couple of months my wife and I have been working very hard to get our house ready to sell. I mentioned in an earlier blog post that we are are buying my Mother-In-Law’s house. It’s where my wife grew up and it’s surrounded by her family and their family farm. I can’t wait. I love the property and get along with her family very well.
A lot of work involved in preparing a home for sale
Unfortunately, our house is old and had 30 different projects we either started or meant to start to improve it. We really felt like most of these projects needed to be done so the house was the best we could make it before we put it up for sale. Unfortunately, it seems like every time we finished a project, it created 5 more either because they needed to be done or fixing one thing broke another thing.
It’s been a real struggle with real challenges that needed to be overcome. We both work full time and want to make sure we get in as much quality family time as we can with the kids. I have 3 herniated discs, one of which is really bad, so I have to be very careful about what I lift and make sure I don’t overdue it. And of course, we needed to get all these projects done on a strict budget. We had some big ticket items that were unavoidable like a new roof and new gutters so we tried our best to do all of the work that we could do ourselves.
I am happy to say that we are almost done. Another good weekends worth of effort and I think we can finally call the realtor and get this house on the market. Let’s just hope that after all this hard work and money, it sells quickly and at a good price.
Have you ever prepared a home for sale? How much work did you have to do to get it ready?