Imagine you want to sell your home this fall, but you have a business trip booked, a family function to attend, and a weekend holiday planned with the family. Whoa! With such a tight schedule, can you still swing in listing your home?

In most cases, yes. It will take some careful scheduling, but it’s doable.

You’ll need to make a list of things that need to get done to prepare your property. There is likely some decluttering, cleaning, repairing and perhaps even some painting required. If your schedule is really tight, it might be worth biting the bullet and hiring a cleaning service and painting contractor.

You’ll also need to be as flexible as possible when it comes to scheduling viewing appointments. Mark the best days and times on a calendar for the entire household to see.

Bottom line: If you’re ready to move, there’s no need to put off listing, even if you’re very busy.