Selling your home, it’s often an emotional decision. You need a bigger home or have to move for work or myriad other reasons, but you need to sell your home, the one that you have poured your blood, sweat and tears into. However, this shouldn’t be an emotional process. At some point you have to sit down and figure out exactly what you want to do. Selling Your Home? Make a plan.
You are in for some important decisions, and they all will affect how much money you make on the sale and how happy you are with the process. You need to start with the following:
Hiring an agent: This is huge, and I’m not just saying that because I’m an agent. You need to find an agent that is experienced, knows the area, and most importantly that you can trust. Dealing with an amateur or a fly-by-night realtor can cost you big-time. Going it alone when you have never done it before can be the same way. You can sell your home by yourself, sure, but you can make HUGE mistakes.
The right time: Sometimes, you have to sell. If you don’t, you can wait for a time (like right now!) where sellers have the power. The current housing inventory makes it an ideal time to sell your home as home values are extremely high and rising.
How much: Setting a price is easier if you have an experienced realtor on your side. If not, you need to work a little bit. Find the comps in your neighborhood and surrounding area and price selling your home accordingly.
Plotting your next move: What happens after the house sells? Do you have another house in mind? Will you be moving to an apartment after selling your home? What are you planning to do with after the move?
If you’re ready to buy or sell your home, Rick & Tracy Ellis are ready to make your dream come true. Call us today at 636-299-3702, email us directly at email@example.com, and visit www.tracyellis.com for more information on buying and selling your home. You can also listen to the “The Rick and Tracy Ellis Show” every Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.