Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
Make the most of your move in the Washington DC area, no matter if you are moving from Trinidad DC to Capitol Hill or into the area for the very first time. Moving is stressful enough without added troubles, so use these tips and leave the fretting for another day.
- Determine early if you should hire professional movers to do all the heavy lifting or even part of it. Hiring professional movers is more economical than most people think, and the team of professionals will make quick work of a project that may take you several hours over several days. Depending on your lifestyle, size of the home and your budget, you may find the relatively small charge for moving your belongings and Grandma's antique dresser and dining room table is well worth it.
- Think of what you will do when unpacking your boxes before you begin packing boxes to move. Rather than simply throwing things in boxes for the sake of expediency, consider instead where you will unpack the box and the items you want grouped together. For instance, rather than packing your prized chicken collection in several different boxes because "they fit," pack them together for easier and faster unpacking. You will be thankful you did.
- Start packing as soon as you know you are moving. This allows you plenty of time to accomplish the packing chore, while also allowing you to pack thoughtfully rather than quickly. Start with one area of the home - the linen closet - and work your way through the items, deciding what you want to keep and what can be donated or sold. Eliminating the unwanted items now means less to pack, move and unpack - to eventually remove it again.
- Always make arrangements for children and pets during the physical moving day activities. This is for the safety of small children and pets, as well as for your peace of mind. Instead of worrying about where Fido is held captive or what sharp object your toddler could be touching, eliminate the possibilities by removing them from the situation. Also, consider it a favor to them as well; small children and animals may not react well to the hustle of movers, and the unusual activities taking place.
For more information on how to prepare to sell your home in Washington DC, including Capitol Hill, Chevy Chase, or Georgetown, contact the realtor services of Michelle Buckman today.