WHERE DO WE BEGIN?
The answers depend largely on how you define your goals and your needs, the timing of the marketplace, your financial position and liquidity, where you plan to reside next, how much work needs to be undertaken, the current condition of your home, and your level of risk and tolerance.
Not surprisingly, the decision to sell - or buy - is typically predicated by a significant life event: a birth, a death, a marriage, a divorce, a job transfer, a promotion, a career shift, or the last child heading off to college ... and then the move comes about.
Which means that much of my job as your 'Realtor,' is to provide answers to your questions, to listen to your concerns, to communicate effectively, to help guide you through these life events, and to navigate the challenges that come about during these significant transitions.
You're selling your home. Have you found yourself asking any of the below questions?
1. Should we sell now or wait a few years?
2. What will the market look like next Spring?
3. What do we need to do to get ready?
4. What are the costs involved?
5. How important is staging and painting?
6. What inspections should we be doing?
7. What repairs should we making?
8. Can we buy before we sell?
9. Do we have to move out or can we live in our home through the sale?
Home purchase in your future? Here's my Top Ten List to help you successfully navigate the real estate marketplace.
1. Define your timelines, goals and expectations.
2. Speak with a Lender and get pre-approved.
3. Meet with an experienced LOCAL REALTOR.
4. Visit Open Homes regularly and familiarize yourself with the different communities and neighborhoods.
5. Refine your search (style, neighborhood, price point, etc.) and provide detailed feedback after the Sunday Opens.
6. Follow SOLD transactions to better understand the going rate.
7. Request a Disclosure Package and read it!
8. Pre-inspect when possible.
9. Write a brief biography about you/your family and include a photo to have at the ready.
10. Be prepared to write an aggressive offer that can compete in the current marketplace.