Selling a home, especially one with sentimental value, is never an easy decision to make. There are many factors that go into determining if the home is ready to be listed and if the seller is actually ready to part with it.
Answering some simple questions can go a long way to help you decide whether or not it’s time to sell.
How Much Work Does The Home Require?
Some houses and condos are ready to hit the market immediately, but others have serious problems that would need to be disclosed to interested parties. It may not be wise to try and sell until all major issues are repaired.
What Is The Market Like In The Area?
Have similar homes in the neighborhood been selling quickly for a lot of money or have they been sitting on the market for months with no buyers? You should look into the current market trends to determine how much you would be able to sell for so you don’t lose money on the transaction.
When Is The Best Time To Sell?
Every city is different and the time of year can have a major impact on the market. A local real estate agent will have a strong comprehension of the best time of year to list the home, which could provide some valuable time to get it ready.
Will You Be Happier In A New Home?
Sometimes deciding to sell a home can become so overwhelming that people forget to ask themselves whether or not they will be happier in a new home. If the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ then there should be no question about selling.
Should A Real Estate Agent Be Involved?
It may seem easier for sellers to eschew the services of an agent to save a little money, but the nightmare that can follow without the assistance of somebody who has the time and experience to show and promote the home may not be worth it. Talk to local real estate professionals to see if there are any that feel like a good fit.
If you have been debating selling your home but still aren’t sure whether or not it’s the right time, call us today.