If you’re ready to enjoy the comfort, flexibility, and peace of mind of a new home in an EG Home community, you can be sure that your best days are just ahead. From a scenic, well-maintained neighborhood to a home personalized with your own design style, life in one of our homes and communities just gets better every day. Before you make your exciting move, there are a few things to take care of, from staging and selling your current home to securing your financing and preparing for move-in day.
At EG Home, we know that the process can seem overwhelming, but we want to assure you that our unique buyer journey has been refined to be as easy and uncomplicated as possible. (And of course, our EG team is always here for you when you need us.)
Pick Your Community: Choose the beautiful Connecticut community you want to call home.
Pick Custom-Order or Ready-Made: We’ll work with you to discover which home fits you best.
Make Personalizations: Turn your new house into your one-of-a-kind, personalized home.
Move Into Your Dream Home: Open the front door and start experiencing your best days yet.
Our process has been fully laid out right here, so make sure to check out how simple it’ll be for you.
Staging Your Home
Once you’ve decided on your perfect new home, all that’s left to do is sell your current one. And this is where staging comes in. Effective staging isn’t just for show — in fact, staging your home the right way will ensure that you sell it as quickly as possible and maximize its sales price. Take a look at a few of our favorite tips and tricks when it comes to the art of staging.
Declutter: First and foremost, it’s crucial to go through every single room in your home to clean up the “clutter zones,” or areas rife with keepsakes, decor, and things to throw away. Either pack or discard everything to make the space feel open and inviting. (This also makes moving much easier!)
Make Quick Fixes: The next thing to do is look for the “quick fixes” — removing old area rugs to show off the hardwood floors, taking off curtains and cleaning windows, changing lampshades, replacing light bulbs for optimal lighting, rearranging furniture, etc. Remember, even the littlest adjustments make a big impact.
Decide on Furniture: When it comes to the furniture in your home, it’s essential to make a final decision on what should stay and what should go. Always make sure to keep color, style, and function in mind to make the most confident and informed choice, and really see your home through a buyer’s eyes.
Feel Fresh: The majority of potential buyers see your home in photos online before they see it in person, so everything you do in your home should be about that crucial first impression. Think about touch-ups that evoke a fresh and clean feeling like bright flowers, folded towels in the bathroom, and bowls of fruit in the kitchen.
Keep it Simple: Buyers want to look at your old home and envision making it their own. Packing anything that’s too “personal,” such as keepsakes, artwork from your children, etc. will make your home look like an “open canvas” that’s ready to be personalized. Mirrors on the wall also help to create an open, inviting feel.
When you understand where the eye goes first, as well as what’s pleasant and positive and what needs a change, you can make the best adjustments to not only impress buyers, but win them over.
Right-Sizing Your Belongings
Whether your kids are all moved out or you simply don’t need the size of your current home, there’s nothing better than finding the living space that suits your wants and needs perfectly. With functional, flexible space that doesn’t compromise on comfort and room, you can spread out and get all your things organized. After all, right-sizing is not just about space and square footage; it’s an approach to living!
Start Small: Remember: one room at a time. Start small and keep your focus on a single task, such as setting aside a few hours to clean out a closet or a set of drawers.
Clean Your Closet: First things first, ask yourself: “Do I really need it?” Donate items you don’t wear or don’t make you feel great, and keep the ones you love. You’ll be amazed at how freeing it is to let go of clothes you don’t need.
Keep What You Love: Emotional ties to items are normal. But remember that you don’t have to get rid of everything. Hand down precious items to your children and grandchildren, donate or sell what you don’t need, and keep what you love the most.
Go Digital: It’s 2020… go digital! Photos, cards, scrapbooks, letters, and more can be scanned onto a computer or an external hard drive. This frees up a vast amount of space while keeping your things safe.
Preparing For Move-In Day
Of course, preparing for move-in day can feel stressful, but with a few helpful tips and tricks, the process will be easier and more enjoyable than you ever imagined. Take a look at several easy ways to ensure a smooth move into your new EG home.
Wrap Breakables in Clothing: Part of efficient packing and moving means saving as much as you can on the cost and space. In order to avoid excessive plastic, wrap breakable items in clothing. You won’t have to deal with plastic that you have to throw away, and you’ll free up room from your boxes of clothes!
Pack Each Room into the Same Box: As you go through each room in your home, make sure to keep items in labeled, respective boxes. This way, when you go to unpack, you’ll know exactly where everything is and you won’t have to waste time rummaging through boxes.
Find the Right Moving Company: Of course, an incredible moving company can make a huge difference in your experience. Make sure to do your research online (think user reviews) and get a word-of-mouth recommendation if you can. Do this about eight weeks ahead of your move, so you can schedule the one you want without having to worry about them being overbooked.
Save Space: There’s nothing more helpful than utilizing your space correctly. Use the pots and pans in your kitchen to hold smaller, loose items like a towel stand, spice containers, silverware, and more. Get creative — you can pack smaller items into their larger counterparts to truly save yourself the headache.
Get Your Accounts Ready: Before the big move, make sure to cancel any subscriptions or accounts that you need to, and update your address on the services that will be transferred over to your new address. When all of your utility and home services are up to date, you can spend your time focusing on getting settled in.
From all of us at EG Home, we’re so excited to have you!