Set a timeline for Home Selling

Create a Timeline for Home Selling

Set a timeline for Home Selling


Create a Timeline for home selling  – Knowing when you should be at a certain point in the home selling process can be stressful. It requires a plan and a timeline to know when tasks should be getting done. HOUSES ARE SOLD ANY TIME OF THE YEAR…ALL YEAR LONG.  Check out some of these ideas to make your own timelines for the home selling process.

Want help – call Deborah Laemmerhirt, 203-994-4297, your real estate consultant – handles all your real estate needs so you can focus on your life!  Create a Timeline for Home Selling

12 Weeks out

  • -Consult with a real estate specialist and decide on the initial asking price. This price should be determined by researching what other homes in the area have sold for in the last six months.  Also find out what your current competition is selling for.
  • -Make sure you have the title, deed, and survey of the home ready when you are ready to sell.
  • -Determine all of the improvements that need to be made. This can range from small repairs and paint jobs to something more major such as floor replacements.  When considering changes select updates that are neutral selections.
  • -This is also the time for big cleaning jobs such as carpet cleaning.
  • -If you haven’t decided where you would like to move, now is the time! Check out some towns you are considering and also do some research on things such as demographics, schools, and local entertainment options.
  • Get your house on the market as quickly as possible now that you know what your competition is.


8 Weeks out

  • -Check to make sure heating, air conditioning, and any appliances you are leaving behind are in good working condition.
  • -Take care of landscaping. Consider this the time to make all aspects of curb appeal at their highest.
  • -Clean out the garage
  • -Get a home inspection done – this is not a must but it will make you aware of what might be an issue so you can address items that may need repair.

6 Weeks out

  • -Contingency planning! Create a Timeline for Home Selling.  Make sure you have plans set for if your home if it sells faster than you expect it to. Whether this be moving into your new home or renting, make sure you are ready. If your buyer is not planning to move immediately, you may be able to rent your home back from them until you are ready to move.
  • -Relocation planning! If you are relocating for a job, make sure you know of any requirements. You also need to find out exactly how much the company is willing to pay for moving expenses. Consider asking questions such as if the company will provide temporary housing while you find a new home or if your company will offer assistance in purchasing a home.
  • -Garage sale time! Get rid of all of that clutter! Not only will it make showing your home easier, but also moving.
  • -Call around and get estimates from moving companies. Take in recommendations from family and friends.
  • -Make a list of everyone that needs to be notified of the move. This would include doctors, friends, teachers, and creditors.

5 Weeks out

  • -Contact your insurance company to make sure your belongings will be covered during the move. If not, see what the moving company you chose will cover. The basic insurance coverage offered through the moving company may not be enough. They normally cover items by pound, meaning you could need more.
  • -Get an appraisal of the expensive items being shipped by the mover.
  • If you’re selling one property and purchasing another and you need money from the sale for the purchase, talk to your mortgage company about the time frame. They have programs where you can borrow against the sale but you have to take out the new mortgage with them.
  • -If you are flying to your new home, book your flight, arrange for your vehicles to be shipped, and line up a rental.
  • -If your home will be vacant because you are moving before the home sells, check with your insurance company about what you need to do. Vacant home are liabilities that insurance companies don’t like.

4 Weeks out

  • -Pack things that you don’t want the movers to pack.
  • -Give away or prepare to move items that movers won’t take. This includes plants, paints, flammables, ammunition, and chemicals.
  • -Be prepared for closing. Talk with your attorney or representative. Make sure you understand all fees, commissions, and taxes that you may have to pay.

2 Weeks out

  • -Arrange to have utilities and phone service shut off, or transferred if it’s a local move.
  • -Remember, movers need light, so have power cut off after you’re sure the movers will be gone.

1 Week out

  • -Valuables, your safe, and other important documents should travel with you for the move.
  • -Get a cashier’s check for the movers.

Moving Day!

  • -Review the bill of lading very carefully.
  • -If the house isn’t sold yet, make sure a relative and the real estate agent have keys.


Closing Day

  • -You’ll have plenty of papers to sign before getting the check for your property, and you may be invited to take a final walk through the house with the new owners.  Create a Timeline for Home Selling!

About Deborah Laemmerhirt

Let me assist you in finding everything you need to know about buying or selling a home! As the preeminent real estate professional in my community, I am dedicated to providing the finest service available while breaking new ground. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. I go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. That’s why I constantly research the home, market and estate values so your home is priced effectively from day one. I also make sure the public knows your home is for sale by using innovative marketing techniques to attract potential buyers. As an Internet-savvy real estate representative in Connecticut, I’ve had the opportunity to help many home buyers find their ideal homes and many sellers obtain top dollar for their homes. Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever undertake, so I will help you through every step of the process. My goal is to make your home selling or buying experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. My services include: Explaining the home selling and buying process thoroughly Diligently selecting homes that meets your criteria Pricing your home correctly and implementing a unique yet proven marketing plan Negotiating on your behalf Tracking the closing process to ensure a smooth transaction I welcome the opportunity to address any questions you might have about buying, selling or current market conditions. Please call or e-mail me any time, and I will be happy to discuss your next steps in the buying or selling process. I specialize in both Residential and Commercial Properties. I also head a Real Estate Group to provide you with expert service and support. Areas of Expertise Making transitions in your life is challenging. You may be moving from out of town, a different state, internationally or just next door! Regardless of the distance I am prepared to respond to your unique needs.If you are a BUYER looking to downsize, up-size, want a new construction, desire a condominium, to invest, even if this is your first home, I will design a unique plan to fulfill your needs in a reasonable time frame, with the best negotiated price and the least amount of inconvenience.For my Home Sellers, I have an innovative marketing plan that will leave nothing to chance. Just call, and I would be happy to share the DIFFERENT and SUCCESSFUL TOOLS I utilize on each of my listings. I have lived in Connecticut for over 35 years. I practice Real Estate in Fairfield County, New Haven County and Litchfield County. This includes, but is not limited to Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Oxford, Ridgefield, Redding, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Warren, Washington, Westport and Wilton.