Early in 2020, we’re going to be selling our current home and then move back to Gold River to a home we own there. As I started to plan for the move I thought it would be helpful to create a timeline of the necessary events leading up to the move. What I ended up with is an eighteen-month countdown on a spreadsheet. As it develops, I’ll share it on my website as a monthly blog.
This whole thesis will have three areas of focus.
1. Wanting to prepare our home for the market to a condition where we’ll get maximum price possible.
2. I don’t want to be one of those people that say, ‘I wish I had done that fix up earlier so I could enjoy it.’
3. And not say after the move, ‘we find ourselves throwing things away as we unpack.’
If you think this may be useful to you, go for it. One thing to remember, some of the items I’ll be discussing are seasonal so you may need to adjust the sequence to allow for planting seasons and the availability of plants.
So in September, I overseeded the lawn and applied winterizer fertilizer. Some bushes needed trimming. We’ve been identifying projects to add to the spreadsheet and to finish before we put it on the market. Also, a purge is in order, once a quarter. We don’t want to move things and then throw them away.
In October we’re doing any last minute exterior paint touch up as preventative maintenance for dry rot. Also outside do a minor tree and bush trimming. Trimming often eliminates any shrubs developing bald areas. Get the gutters cleaned and the roof cleaned of debris. Also doing our first purge.
Brought to you by your Roseville Real Estate Agent – Chuck Klein