Selling your home isn’t merely as simple as making the decision to sell. You also have to make sure that you’re fully prepared for the process. If you’re not, then you could find that your house sale doesn’t work out the way you would’ve liked. This can lead to hurt feelings at best, and a significant loss of profit at the least.
For this reason, make sure that you’re fully prepared by checking off the following:
- Know Where You’re Going: If you’re selling the roof over your head, you’d best have an idea of what the next roof over your head is going to look like. This is important for a number of reasons. One, it helps you maintain the focus you need throughout the sale process. Also, it keeps things in perspective in terms of how much you’re selling your current house for and how much the next one will cost.
- You’re Ready to Move On: Once you put the sale sign in your front yard, you have to be emotionally disconnected from your home. If you remain too emotionally invested in it, then you’re going to find selling incredibly difficult for a number of different reasons. So, make sure you’re truly ready to leave your house behind before you make the decision to sell.
- You’ve Upgraded: The housing market is competitive these days, and out-dated houses are sitting on the market for a long time. Before you make the decision to sell, make sure that you’ve modernized your home at least in part. Otherwise you could end up getting far less than your home is worth at best, or you may not be able to sell at worst.
- Your Financial House Is in Order: Just like when you purchased your home, you need to make sure you’re financially prepared for the purchase of the next one. Have you spoken with the bank about your next mortgage? Are you prequalified? Do what you need to on this front before starting the sale process.
If you’ve checked off all of the above, then you’re ready to sell. The next step is finding a qualified realtor! That’s exactly why you should contact We Say Sold. We charge a flat-fee for our stellar services, and we set you up with an experienced realtor in your area.