Real Estate Market April 16, 2013

Ready to Move?

Now the housing market has turned the corner, many people are asking if it’s the right time to move to a larger home that will better accommodate their growing family. There’s also a large population of empty nesters who’ve been hanging on, waiting for the right time to downsize. Wait no longer – our current market is begging for homes to go up for sale, and yours could be someone’s best find.

Since most people need to sell their current home before buying a new one, the first question that typically comes up is "Can I sell my house?" Our current low inventory of homes for sale definitely gives a nod to that question. The odds are high that your home will sell in a reasonable amount of time, provided it is fairly priced and well maintained.

According to a recent article in Money Magazine, there are three more questions to ask when considering a move. It’s also important to ask if the house you want to buy is for sale. Pick your favorite neighborhood, and I’d be happy to keep you posted of developments there. Homes are quickly moving in today’s market, so it’s important to have a daily, and sometimes hourly, check.

A third factor to look at when considering a move is how much renovation your home needs to sell. The looming fear around this typically involves hidden costs, and the possibility of going over budget. I am happy to provide resources to expedite the process, and complete the agreed upon project within the negotiated time frame, and price range.

The last question covered in the article is “What does your gut say?” As the saying goes, I do believe that home is where the heart is. I want every single client to feel right and excited about a move. One of the favorite parts of my work in real estate is seeing my clients’ face and sharing in their excitement when they get the keys to their new home. So if you are ready for a move and feel like now is the right time, it would be my privilege to answer all your questions and help you benefit from the extraordinary market we currently have!