Selling a home can be an emotional journey for many sellers. Whether it’s the first time, or for those who have lived in their homes for a long time, people sell for many reasons. Whatever your situation, here’s how to handle it:
3 Overall Guidelines When Selling Your Home
Boost your chances by preparing your home
Make any necessary repairs and get your home in move-in ready condition. Put on a neutral coat of paint. Put excess furniture and other personal belongings in storage temporarily to give your home that open feel.
Boost your chances by preparing your mind
Make sure your home is available to show during the day
2 Important Factors to Keep In Mind Before Buying Another Home
Plan ahead to save time and money
If you sell your home before you buy a new one, lean on me, your agent, to help you find a new one. I have a list of rentals, condos and homes you might be interested in. If you are looking to buy or rent a home outside of Eastern Massachusetts, I am part of a worldwide agent referral network designed to help you find your next home.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage on your new home
Prepare yourself by getting pre-qualified for mortgage financing through providers such as AAA. Contact Louis Alfaia, Mortgage Consultant NMLS #1191100 from AAA Northeast Bank NMLS #179871 (Licensed in CT, RI & MA) about getting a mortgage pre-qualification. Louis Alfaia can be reached at 617-756-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If You Are Downsizing There Are 3 Important Things To Do To Sell Your Home
De-clutter is the name of the game
Hire an experienced stager
3 Tips To Consider Before Buying A Smaller Home:
A fixer upper should be considered
Rethink paying all cash
instead of using home profits to pay for your new house outright, allocate a large amount for the down payment and take out a small mortgage for the remainder. This plan will give you the liquidity and the flexibility of cash in your financial plan to help you get settled in your new home.
Try it before you buy it
Especially if you are moving out of town or downsizing significantly. Renting a much smaller space in your desired location will help you determine the ideal size and exact place to buy your new home, in advance of you making a large investment.
If you would like further information, you can contact me at 617-233-5043 or at emily@centrerealty group.com
Emily K. Beal Director, Business Development and Customer Experience