If you’re selling your Austin home, you might feel as if it’s something so important that you don’t want to miss out on any developments. You might wonder if it’s better to wait to take a vacation. While it’s really a matter of personal preference, taking a relaxing trip might be a good idea to relieve stress or to visit family and friends you haven’t seen lately. It’s also a good idea if you’re moving far away to take the time to visit a destination that will be more difficult after the move. Vacationing for a week or two can be helpful. There are just a few extra details to handle before you go out of town while your Austin house is for sale.
Tell Your Real Estate Agent
Make sure your real estate agent knows when you will be gone, where you’re going and when you’ll be back. Leave an address and reliable phone number so that someone can get in touch with you if necessary. Arrange for a place that has capabilities for Internet access, faxes and package delivery if necessary. Make a plan for what to do if a contract comes in while you’re away.
Arrange for a reliable neighbor or professional service take care of your home, but not stay there. Have them feed the fish and check for any newspapers or flyers left on the porch. Stop the mail so that it won’t pile up while you’re gone. Put lights and other important items on a timer. Provide your real estate agent with the house sitter’s contact and discuss any details. Don’t leave cats and dogs in your house while you’re away. Either take them with you or take them to a friend’s house or reliable boarding kennel.
Summertime is a great time for traveling and vacationing, even if your home is on the market. Keep in touch with your Austin real estate agent and have a plan for how to handle any contracts or issues while you’re gone. Most importantly, take some time to relax and have fun.