No matter where you are in your timeline of looking for a new home, taking steps to prepare for the transition will put you at an advantage when it is time to move. After working in real estate for 30 years, these are the 5 steps I recommend home buyers or sellers take as they dip their toe in the market.
When I work with clients, I ask a lot of questions not only about real estate, but about their long-term goals for themselves or for their family. I am committed to being a trusted advisor during the entire real estate transaction, but after doing this for nearly 30 years, I have come to realize how personal real estate is and how valuable additional guidance can be even after you leave the closing table.
If you are thinking of listing your home, the first conversation you should have is with a REALTOR®. We can advise you of what improvements you should make to your home’s exterior and interior that will increase your home’s value within your budget. Here are some tips about what to do in the short term and the long term to prepare your home for sale, particularly in terms of curb appeal.
Is selling your home in the next few years one of your New Year’s resolutions? Maybe it is time to downsize, or relocate, or make room for a loved one. Whatever the case may be, you should start preparing as early as possible. There is nothing harder than falling in love with a home and being unable to buy it because your current home is nowhere near ready for market. But this process doesn’t have to be overwhelming, if you start preparing now in an organized manner for the future sale of your home, you will be way ahead of the game.
Although we live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, winter in New England can have many homeowners wondering if they can put up with another year of shoveling their walkways and driveways on their own. As we age, so many factors play into whether we choose remain in the home we raised our family in, or whether it is time to downsize to a more manageable space.