Consider This! It’s Your First Step to Selling Your Home

ImageI often get a phone call or e-mail from a potential home seller and their first question is, can you tell me what my home is worth?  Of course that’s a big consideration in selling your home, but my first question to potential home sellers is – what’s the plan for WHEN you want to move and WHERE you want to be?  

If your plan has a specific timeframe, like you want to get your kiddos in school or your commute to work is killing you and you want to move immediately, that can affect the home selling process.  That’s especially true in terms of how a home is priced and when we should put it on the market. 

The other key consideration is that old adage – location, location, location.  It’s so cliché, but it’s also so true (kind of like those things your mom used to tell you that you now find are actually right)!  Consider where you (and your spouse) WORK and where you (and your kids, friends, family, etc.) PLAY.  In my experience, the biggest cause of buyer’s remorse is that a buyer regrets the location they chose because they fell in love with a home that was out of their target sphere of where they’d intended to buy. The cure to that is, don’t even look at homes outside of your ideal area!

So, once you’ve decided WHEN you want/need to sell and WHERE you ideally want to your new home to be, contact a real estate pro (shameless plug – me!) and get moving!

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