Do you know the 5 questions to ask yourself before deciding to sell your home? Many others will come to mind, but these should give you a good start to the process of getting ready to sell.
IS SELLING MY HOME THE RIGHT THING TO DO?
This is the most important question when deciding whether to sell your home — maybe you are moving to a new area, bigger home, smaller home, closer to family, relocation for a new job, or something else. How will the move affect your family and pets? Will you have space for all your possessions? What if you don’t like the new location after you get there? There is a lot to consider with this question.
CAN I AFFORD TO SELL MY HOME?
With the decline in home prices over the past few years, this is a real concern. We are starting to see prices come back, so it may not be as difficult as it has been AND getting a good deal on your next home can make it all worthwhile. Make sure you consider all the expenses related to selling and relocating when making the decision.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO TO GET MY HOME READY TO SELL?
Those “little things” that you’ve put off over the years will need to be addresses. With the competitive market, your home needs to be in top condition to get the best sales price.
WHAT WILL I DO IF IT SELLS TOO QUICKLY OR IF IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO SELL?
This is a concern for many sellers. you don’t want it to sell too soon, but also don’t want to wait too long for it to sell. An ideal situation is to get an offer quickly, with a closing date to meet your schedule.
WHAT ARE THE EXPENSES INVOLVED WITH SELLING A HOME?
If repairs have been agreed to in the contract, those expenses are typically paid when work is done, prior to closing. Expenses at closing include the real estate commission, your portion of the property taxes for the current year and any buyer closing costs that you agreed to pay.
If you plan to sell your home, or just have questions about the process, call or email us. If you want to find the value of your home, click below and fill out the form. We’ll get your home valuation report to you right away.
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