Many homeowners have been there – that moment where you consider selling your property and moving to a new home.
But it is a tough decision, particularly if you have lived in your home for quite a while there can be some emotional attachment as well as physical attachment to the property’s layout or possessions within the home.
That aside, you don’t have to look very far in the media right now to hear stories about how the market is terrible for sellers right now. We challenge this as no matter what the national real estate market is doing, it must always be noted that real estate markets are local. Even in a down market nationwide there will be communities where it will be desirable to live and a shortage of homes for sale. Some communities even have posted price rises! So don’t always believe the press, rather talk to a local real estate agent who knows your market to get the most up to date information. If priced right and presented correctly a home can sell fast in any market.
Once you have decided you want to sell your home, even before you start talking to an agent, get active yourself and see what you can do to make your home more sellable. Finish any outstanding projects on your home, take care of any small repairs that need doing and do some de-cluttering and deep cleaning! When you do talk to an agent, they may recommend that you instruct the services of a professional home stager to help present your home in the best light.
Remember to include all family members who live in a property in the discussion about selling and help them deal with the change.
Contact us for professional real estate advice on selling your home!