It’s not uncommon for people or families to suddenly get the travel bug. Especially with all the fun travel blogs and websites sharing stories of adventurous lifestyles of globe-trotting. But, what if you have a job, a car, a house… how can you just pack up and go? This is what usually hinders people. It takes a lot of courage to give up on everything and follow your dream of traveling the world. However, it’s possible.
The most obvious option is to sell. Many people are downsizing, minimizing and just plain-old getting rid of all their possessions and debt that goes along with them to see the world. The little they keep they put in storage (not home storage, but mini-storage).
If you travel on a budget, you can stretch that money for years. Think about all the fun places you could see if you could travel for a year or two. One problem is when the travel bug bites, it bites hard. You want out. Quitting a job isn’t hard if you’re determined. But selling stuff like a home can take time.
That’s where you you must be smart about it. Giving yourself the advantage over other sellers in your area (i.e. the competition) can go a long way. It doesn’t cost much. It doesn’t take much effort. But it can have a big impact. In fact, it can even net you more money.
What is it? It’s staging your home before listing it. Ask any realtor whether you should stage your home, at least a little bit, and they’ll say “absolutely”. Why do they say that? Because they know it helps sell houses.
To that end, here’s an informative infographic setting out the benefits of home staging plus it sets out the top 10 tips that will make the biggest impact for the least amount money.
Quit your job, sell your home, see the world. You ought to know that the option is always there for you to take it. Do you have the courage?