If you are in the position of being able to clear out of your house when putting it up for sale then there are plenty of benefits that will come with going along with this option. Once you read about the various ways this can help with the sale of your home, you will have a better understanding of why moving out may be so important.
You will be able to get over that moving hurdle - Selling your home is hard enough. There are a lot of different things you will need to focus on. If you have already moved into your next home then you won't have that huge part hanging over your head that you know you will have to do as soon as escrow closes.
You can thoroughly clean every part of the home before it is showed to buyers – It can be hard to clean all the cracks and crevices of your home while everything you still own is in it. Even if you think you have cleaned everything, you can easily overlook a lot of places. Some buyers tend to really look a home over and may catch the things you accidentally overlooked.
Emptying your home of all your belongings prepares it for a fast staging - Staging is when your realtor has basic furniture and decorations brought in to make your home look like a cozy and comfortable home that people can easily imagine themselves residing in. Realtors know how to stage a home so it's very appealing to buyers. When your things are in the house, they may have such a strong theme to them that they can even be offensive to some buyers.
When you move out you can focus on correcting any issues that need addressing – You may have had some things wrong with the house that you have been putting off because those areas where hard to get to due to your belongings being in the way. For example, you may need some patchwork done in the area behind the fridge, but just decided to let it go since the fridge hid it anyway. Once your things are removed, you can get back there and fix all of those little things. While they may not be big deals, they can be the first thing that a prospective buyer focuses on when they are taking a walk through your house with the intention of deciding whether or not it is the right fit for them.