Selling your home is a big decision, and since your home may be your largest asset,
you'll want to be sure to understand the process and implications, before you embark on
A sensible place to start is to challenge your motivations and your readiness for selling.
Some questions to consider are:
Why do I want to sell? Your motivation may be that your family has outgrown your home
or will shortly outgrow it, or perhaps you are relcocating to a job in another area. Perhaps
the family is grown and it's time to downsize. There are no "right" or "wrong" reasons, but
it is very important to understand your reasons for this change, as the process will be
ongoing, once you set the wheels in motion. Your decision to sell will affect you and
your family in a variety of ways; everything from choosing a Realtor to preparing your
home for showings, keeping your home in order for showings, and taking time to look
for a new home. The time to consider all these things (and many more) is before you put
your home on the market!
Is this the right time for me to sell? This answer can be simple or complicated, and
often requires even further evaluation concerning your selling motivations.
Your personal motivations may now be clearer, but do you know all of your options?
What is my timeframe for selling? You may be on a schedule or you may be able
to accommodate a more open-ended senario. Both of these timeframes require planning
and an understanding of market conditions and Buyer patterns.
Where will I move if I do sell? How will I manage the sale if I cannot locate a property
to buy? These two questions go hand in hand and can be one of the driving forces
in determing if you should sell and when.
What will the impact of the selling process be on me and my family? Only you
can determine this by fully exploring all of the reasons for your anticipated move and
the changes this will bring to your life (lives).
Ask Maggie to give you the real estate edge!
I'm always happy to share market information and ideas to help you make the most
informed decisions. Just Ask!
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