Like the buying process, selling your home should a rewarding and stress-free experience.
Your Realtor is there to help you through the process. If you are moving to a larger home, the points under home buying tips may apply.
It's a good idea to bring the Bank up to speed as to your intentions. If you have a mortgage then you will need to find out if you can take it with you. If you have to pay it out there may be some penalties that will need to be taken into account for the move.
Before you spend a lot of money on making your home presentable check with your Realtor. We have information and experience to give you some tips that will help your home sell faster. Some of these tips will be surprisingly inexpensive. Something as simple as organizing your closets can help.
If you are planning to renovate, certain renovation's will provide better returns. Generally the bathroom and the kitchen renovations will return the most. You can't count on getting all of your money back.
Ask us about my list of 21 Ways to Dress Your House for Success. If you would like a copy, email me and I will send you a copy.
Timing can be a major factor in getting the most for your home. Many people want to list in the Spring. This sounds great on the surface but when you factor in the law of supply and demand, I know that the greater the supply, the lower the price. The Spring market has more homes to chose from and hence more competition. Currently we are low on inventory, it's a Sellers' market!
Some Sellers spend time looking for new houses before they get their home on the market. The disadvantage to this is apparent when they find the home they want and decide to make an offer conditional on selling their home. While they get ready to sell their home, another offer comes in bumping their offer. This is not making the selling/buying process a pleasant process. Having your home on the market when you go shopping for your new home at least gets the selling process under way. On average, it takes 60 days to sell a home. Don't be disappointed. You don't have to accept offers that are presented. Sometimes you may be able to make short-term arrangements if your home sells before you find a new one. It's the job of your Realtor to make sure that you are not out in the cold.
At some point you will want to talk to your lawyer. If you don't have one then I can provide you with some names. Your individual situation will dictate when you make the contact. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.