For most everyone, this is far and away the busiest time of year—completing all the holiday preparations in addition to the regular tasks that already consume 110% of your day. When you think about how everything always does get done, it’s practically its own Hanukah or Christmas Day miracle.

For homeowners who know they will be selling their Rehoboth Beach, DE house in 2020, this year there is an added anxiety-producing factor. Since you are taking the time to read about Rehoboth Beach, DE real estate, you may be one of them. Especially for those who haven’t yet found time to get started on any house-selling preliminaries, here is a special holiday gift:

It's okay to stop worrying about not getting a head start on selling your house!  

In other words, you can go ahead and focus on all the seasonal errands that need to be attended to. No need to have qualms over not being able to spend more time on next year’s house-selling project. You can relax a little—the calendar provides a handy excuse. Here’s why:

In a couple of weeks, as the dust settles and you begin all the regular New Year’s cleanup activities, you’ll find that very little extra effort is required to start preparing to sell your Rehoboth Beach, DE house. The delay can increase your efficiency.

For instance, when you box up and store all the holiday decorations, you are doing the same kind of search-and-remove job you do with the all-important decluttering. Just expand the action—and instead of throwing out all those gift cartons, just repurpose them for storing away all the non-essential items that clutter the rooms. You’re sure to need some extra cartons to achieve the wide-open feeling that’s the goal—but after Christmas and New Years is exactly when empty cartons are everywhere!

The same goes for some of the preliminary paperwork that goes with selling your house. You’ll want to have available a year’s worth of utility bill records and property tax receipts—but after January 1, you’ll be gathering them all up for tax season, anyway. If your computer printer has a “copy” button, the only extra work will be printing a duplicate set (or copying-and-pasting the e-files for a handy desktop “House Sale” folder).

In other words, putting off your first house-selling efforts for a couple of weeks won’t really impede your house-selling effort. In practically no time, you’ll have a head start that will impress your Realtor®. Along that line, there is one thing you can do now in preparation for selling your Rehoboth Beach, DE house. Call me with a quick heads-up—I’ve made time for it! Call/Text me Russell Stucki at (302) 228-7871, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit more listings at