Selling Your Home: Suggestions for Making It Easier on Single Parents

Real Estate by  Mashum Mollah 10 December 2019

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The need to sell one’s house can happen to anyone, even to a single parent like you. Taking care of it and your fellow residents can already be challenging. If you now have to sell your house, you might be asking yourself how you can handle this task. How will you juggle the requirements and manage your household at the same time? You can start by following these useful pointers and making matters easier for yourself.

Gather the Necessary Papers 

Before you put your house up on sale, it would be wise to gather all the documents that you would need to transfer to the owner-to-be. Do you have a homeowner’s insurance policy for your Taylorsville home? You should talk to the company who will sell it to let them know. The papers should be in one place that’s easily accessible to you and those who are helping you sell. Remember that you can’t afford the trouble of being interrupted one too many times because of these documents.

Get Yourself a Broker 


Life doesn’t stop for you when you’re preparing to sell your house. You’d still need to go to work, take care of your kids, and pack your items ready for the future move. Because of this, it would be best for you to hire someone to take care of the sale for you. They can put up the listing, talk with potential buyers for you, as well as file the necessary papers. Make sure that they have the experience and a good reputation.

Start Tidying Up

It can be easy to forget that people will ask if they can view your property. In preparation for this, you would need to make your home presentable from even before you put it up for sale. You can do some extra cleaning and tidying up here and there while you’re going through your routine. Or if you can’t, you can hire a cleaner who can help you while you’re working or taking care of your family.

Sort and Make Repairs

You might become overwhelmed by the amount of furniture and appliances that you’ll take with you to your new home. However, you should remember that some of those may raise the value of your house. Also, it could be better to take the new items with you when you move to your new home. Make a list and give a copy of it to your agent. Also, include any repairs done on the house and the items inside in the list. Doing this will provide them with an idea of what changes happened.

Having to sell your home and move to a new one can leave you a little stressed, especially when you consider what you need to do. However, following these pointers will better prepare you for what’s coming and help you face the situation calmly. Always keep in mind that there’s a new and better life waiting for you and your household when you get to your new house.

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Mashum Mollah

Mashum Mollah is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO at Viacon, a digital marketing agency that drive visibility, engagement, and proven results. He blogs at

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