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Step 1

For most couples, buying a home together is the obvious first step they take upon getting married. Our situation is a little bit different, however. With our sights set on moving to Coventry in the near future, it doesn’t make sense for us to tie ourselves down with a house for the time being. I currently own a modest house that has served as a wonderful bachelor pad for the past several years, while my fiance rents an apartment across town. Neither of us were interested in moving in together until after the wedding. We both enjoyed having our own space and living independently, and didn’t want things complicated by cohabitation.

Of course, once we are married that will change, and it’s something we are both absolutely looking forward to. But after much discussion, we decided neither of our current homes were suitable for starting a new life together in. Her apartment is much too small for our needs, and my house is too far from her work to be a practical option. Again, it doesn’t make much sense to invest money into buying a new home we do not intend to stay in for very long so the obvious choice here was to find a place to rent.

This means that I will need to put my home up on the market. It will be my first time as a seller, and I’ll admit that’s a bit nerve wracking. Many questions cross my mind: Will anyone want to buy my house? How much should I be selling for? What can I do to maximize the value and appeal of my property? Luckily I have a few friends in real estate who have offered me some useful advice.

The first thing I know I need to do is get my house in tip top shape. That means addressing some minor issues I’ve been ignoring for the past while. Things such as drippy faucets and a weak-flushing toilet need to be the first to go. While they’ve only been a mild annoyance to me, they could potentially drive away serious buyers who want a home that is move-in ready. I don’t expect these issues will cost me very much to fix so I feel it’s worthwhile to take care of them before I list.

In the past, I’ve called www.delcampoplumbingandheating.com for help with various plumbing problems, and they were always fast, professional, and helpful. Every experience with them has been nothing but positive so I’m looking forward to working with them again because I know they can help me get these issues resolved. I cannot stress the importance of finding reliable contractors as a homeowner. Having a handy list of companies you know you can call when you’re in a bind will save you a lot of headaches. I’m fully confident that a few fixes around the house will make a big difference when I go to sell.