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7 Tips for Moving Quickly When Your Home Sells Fast

Homes in Naples are selling fast – and as that’s happening, many buyers expect sellers to be ready to move out quickly. Check out these seven tips for moving quickly that can help you pack up and get out the door fast if your closing date is right around the corner.

7 Tips for Moving Quickly

Though the average closing time on homes for sale in Naples is around 45 days, the fact is that when you’re dealing with a cash buyer who doesn’t have to wait for a lender to come through, your timeline can be seriously truncated – but that doesn’t automatically mean that you’re all packed up and ready to go when the buyer wants to close.

Check out these seven tips for moving quickly that can help you stay organized so you can successfully move by closing day:

  1. Start packing before you sell
  2. Prioritize your work
  3. Consolidate everything you own
  4. Ask for help
  5. Move some of your belongings early, if possible
  6. Keep a “Go Bag” in the works
  7. Hire professional movers

Here’s a closer look at each.

Tip #1 for Moving Quickly: Start packing before you sell

There’s no rule that says you have to sell your home before you start packing up your belongings. In fact, packing early – before you list your home – can even help you sell faster. That’s because the fewer possessions you have lying around the house, the more open and available your space seems to be.

Pro Tip: Don’t keep filled moving boxes in your home while it’s on the market. You still want to show buyers that your house is a great place to live, so whisk away moving boxes, excess furniture and other items to storage.

Tip #2 for Moving Quickly: Prioritize your work

Do you need to take extra-special care with every item of clothing, or will it be okay if you fold up your casual shirts and jeans and put them in a suitcase? Save your focus for items that are really important, like keepsakes, costly memorabilia and expensive kitchen equipment.

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Tip #3 for Moving Quickly: Consolidate everything you own

Think about what’s most important as you move. You’ll want to keep your essentials until you have to pack them, and some furniture is a necessity. You can, however, do without things like seasonal clothing, furnishings you don’t use frequently and other items that you don’t use every day. Group your items together to make it easier to pack when the time comes.

Tip #4 for Moving Quickly: Ask for help

Enlist your friends and family to help you pack up when you’re in a rush. Whether you have to bribe people with pizza and beer or you call in the favors that people owe you, now’s the time; as the saying goes, many hands make light work.

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Tip #5 for Moving Quickly: Move some of your belongings early, if possible

If you can move things into your next home before you close on your current home, that’s great – but that’s not always possible. When your new home isn’t available yet, you may have to spring for a storage unit where you can temporarily stash your stuff.

Tip #6 for Moving Quickly: Keep a “Go Bag” in the works

Set aside a suitcase or duffel bag for all the items you definitely can’t live without. Keep all your items in this bag while you’re packing up your home. Consider adding:

  • Toiletries and towels
  • Paper plates and plasticware
  • Medications and individual items, such as contact lens solution
  • Pet food and other pet essentials
  • Changes of clothing

You may need to set aside bags for each member of your family (pets included). Remember,these items won’t go in boxes, and they’ll stay with you on moving day.

Tip #7 for Moving Quickly: Hire professional movers

The best way to get a good outcome for packing and moving is to find professionals to handle the heavy lifting for you. Professional movers are efficient and fast, and though it may take a day or two, you won’t have to worry about forgetting anything or putting the wrong items together. If you need a reputable full-service moving company, ask your Naples REALTOR® for a referral.

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