The housing boom has you seriously considering a move. Your friends are selling their homes, and they’re coming out ahead. And even though you like your current home, you’re recognizing there might be some significant advantages to selling right now.
Before you make any official decisions, however, it’s important to consider a few key things. There’s a lot that goes into a successful listing process. And you’ll, of course, need to find another place to live, as well. We’ll help you sort through all the suggestions and best practices out there. Here’s what you should consider before you take the next steps to put your home on the market.
1. Know Where You Want to Live First
Before you make any official commitments to sell your home, you’ll really need to think about your plans after the sale. Where would you like to live? Are there new homes in your desired location? Do you have to think about commuting to work or school districts for the kids? These are all questions you’ll want to have answers to before putting your house on the market or moving. Sure, you might list your home for fun, just to see if you get any big offers. But in today’s market, you’ll likely see some immediate traction, and these processes can happen quickly. You don’t want to be left in a bind without a plan for what to do next, where to live or how you’ll prepare for the move.
2. Sit Down with Your Finances
Before listing your house, you’ll also want to sit down with your finances and set some goals. Every step associated with selling your house and buying another house requires financial planning. From moving expenses to home inspections and closing costs, there are a host of additional budgets for which you’ll need to prepare. And remember, getting pre-approved for a loan alone could take a few weeks or longer to secure. Make sure you’re financially prepared for a move, and you can set reasonable goals for yourself when it comes time to officially list your house.
3. Find a Reliable Real Estate Agent Partner
Even if you’re familiar with the real estate transaction partner, it’s always a good idea to bring in a professional who can help facilitate things. There could be complex negotiations you’re not ready to handle or new marketplace trends to anticipate. And having a reliable real estate partner by your side can ensure you don’t make any detrimental mistakes when listing your house or buying a new home.
4. Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Listing
If you feel all your ducks are in a row and you’re ready to move forward with listing your house for sale, there’s still one critical last consideration. The goal will be to get the most money you can and sell your home quickly. So, improving your property’s condition, both structurally and aesthetically, is key. Consider hiring a home inspector to come in and perform a pre-listing inspection. You can then use that report as a prioritized to-do list of what might need to be repaired or fixed before you list. A real estate agent professional can help you with identifying other areas of improvement, too, based on experience in knowing what today’s buyers want from a move-in-ready property.
Make sure before you list your house that you carefully consider each of these suggestions. And when you’re ready to list, call Listing Profit Remodeling. Our Equity Rescue Program allows homeowners just like you to leverage the equity you already have in your home to complete all those repairs, remodels, and renovations that will fetch you top-dollar for your house. And the absolute best part is, you won’t spend a dime on any enlisted projects until closing day! Call our team today if you’re eager to sell your house quickly and for the most money!