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selling your Orangeville home when you have an home office

Working from your house…and selling it

Enter the buyer, you get an alert that someone wants to view your home today at 2:00pm, it is currently 11:34am and you are in the middle of a zoom meeting with your work team and have a number of tasks that need to be completed by the end of the day…Do you DENY the showing? This will be the first showing you have had in the last 9 days, better put some thought into this one.

As you can see, when you work from home, it might be difficult to consider selling it since you have to maintain a lot of balls in the air at the same time. The secret to success is to maintain your business and personal life, so that potential purchasers can see the full value of your Orangeville house.

Here are some pointers to assist you sell your property while working from it:

Make a separate area for work.
You must have a clear understanding of how your workstation is set up, just as a captain must understand how his ship is set up. This not only allows you to get more work done, but it also shows potential buyers how your property is laid up and where the various areas are located.

Create a routine.
Routine is essential for any journey, and this is especially true if you are selling your home while also working from it. Creating a work, cleaning, and showing plan will help you stay organized and keep potential buyers interested in your house.

Clear out and clean
A cluttered office might make it difficult to concentrate and turn off potential purchasers. Just like a sailor must maintain his ship clean and ordered, you must keep your home clean and clutter-free. This not only makes your job easier, but it also makes it easier for purchasers to perceive your property’s full potential.

Be prepared for showings
You must be prepared to show up at any time, just as a captain must be prepared for anything. This includes maintaining a tidy office, a flexible schedule, and a home that is ready for visitors. During showings, be prepared to leave or go somewhere else so that buyers can see your home in its finest light.

Control the showings
Use your home office as ‘your space’, do not allow potential buyers to enter this area and ask that they be respectful while in this area of the home during their visit. You may have a note on the ‘showing instructions’ that the buying agent will receive and also a note on the door to your office. You may also consider if you know ahead of time blocking off certain hours of the day, although be careful not to restrict the schedule too much as you really do want your home to be as available as possible.

Finally, selling your home while working from it might be a difficult and complicated task. However, if you plan and execute things correctly, you can ensure that everything goes smoothly. Keep these suggestions in mind, and have trust that you will be able to navigate these waters with ease. Best wishes!

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