Maybe you’re moving to a larger home to accommodate a growing family, relocating for a new career opportunity, or purchasing a townhouse for retirement. Whatever the reason for the move, you’ll need to take the necessary steps to sell your home for the best possible price, within a reasonable amount of time. Where do you begin?
Before you start making repairs, before selling your home or marking dates on your calendar for an open house, it’s smart to prepare a home selling plan. You want top dollar, but you could make costly home selling mistakes along the way if your enthusiasm for quickly selling causes you to run out and stick a “For Sale” sign in the yard before you’re fully prepared to sell.
First explore your reasons for selling. Everybody has a reason to sell. If you aren’t truly motivated or committed to selling — if it just struck you one morning that you should move to the other side of town, and you haven’t completely thought through the process — you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.