23 Sep Best to Sell Before You Have to Sell
Best to Sell Before You Have to Sell
A senior who has enjoyed many years in their home is wondering when is the best time to sell. The phrase “timing is everything” is particularly true when it comes to buying and selling real estate. There are many factors to consider when you’re planning to put your home on the market, as well as some aspects that may be beyond your control. It is possible though to take the steps to put your home’s best foot forward when it’s time to sell, it just may take a bit of advanced planning.
When you’re a senior there are sometimes different considerations than for people in other lifestyles. This means that in order to command a strong price, you must have your house in good, clean, organized shape.
Take care of outdoor maintenance in fall and make sure you have thinned out any items you may want to discard or donate well in advance. Speak to a real estate agent and develop a plan for when it is time to introduce your house to market.
Now the big question, whether to sell this year or next. It’s better to downsize when you are in control of making decisions without undue pressure. Too often people have put it off and then some type of health issue comes up and then you have to sell more quickly then would be ideal, and the house is not in order.
See when the timing is right for your situation, but do it before you have to, enjoy life and keep stress to a minimum.
If you’re unsure when the timing is best, consult with family and get advice from a trusted real estate agent.
As experienced realtors® in Ottawa and surrounding areas, we are here to answer all your questions and help you make a plan to sell your present home and purchase your next home! We will inform you about the present market and comparable properties in your neighborhood and help you select the best options to sell your home for top dollar! We have the expertise and contacts to make it easy for you to prepare for market.