This is really starting to feel real! We did someone backward planning from our intended date to put our Atlanta home on the market and we have only about 11 months to get it ready depending on what the realtor suggests re: listing timing.
Some things need to be done this summer such as painting the outside of the house. Any landscaping needs to happen in the fall with a pruning and cleanup session right as the listing goes up. There are a lot more things to do so being me I have created a list of questions for the realtor who we hope will make time to come by very soon! Then I can figure out the tasks in order and start chipping away at them.
Do we need a termite bond? Do we need to have the chimney swept? What about a pre-emptive home inspection? How much do we really need to spruce up the house? Etc. many times over.
We are going to spend some serious time checking out one of the areas we are thinking of living in S. California when we are there visiting family in early May. Hoped for move date is June 2017.
My focus is really on making this relocation as low stress as possible while maximizing the money we get for this house.
I am also really focused on not buying anything we don't really need in the next 14 months as we will ONLY move what is in great condition, very useful, at least liked if not loved or essential to daily life and not easily replaceable. That means lots of changes.
I'm only half joking when I say I will be starting an Amazon purchase list to have delivered to our next home right as we get there! Worn out frying pan but use one 4 times a week on average. Toss. Order new one just like we want. Repeat.
Exciting. Scary. Challenging. I could go on.