Something to Consider When Selling.
February 19, 2015 • Blog, News/Updates | By: Linda Chauner
Thinking of listing your house? Most every homeowner knows from HGTV to declutter, clean and freshen up. But what about viewing homes before you list? The most important information to have in deciding whether to sell your home is to know the realistic market value and sales price for your current home and to also know what is available within your budget for your future home.
Oftentimes potential sellers think looking at homes before listing is putting the cart before the horse or are concerned that they will find the “perfect” house but can’t move forward because their home has not sold yet. Many sellers already have the image of their next “perfect” home in their head, unfortunately, that home often doesn’t exist or is not within their budget. It is important to know this information ahead of time as you are planning this next phase in your life. Sometimes seeing that there are properties that will work for you creates excitement and helps you to move forward in selling.
Perhaps you learn you need to compromise and narrow your “must have” list to those items that are most important to you. Remember, once your current home goes under contract, most closings are within 45 to 60 days. You will be much more prepared to find the right place for you in the right budget if you are fully aware of what your area market is and what is available. This is an important part of what I do. It’s not just about selling your home, it’s about giving you the best information possible for you to make the decisions that are right for you, your family and your loved ones. I believe in building long term relationships.
One great source of information on our market is the county wide statistics put together by Jim Kelly of Kelly Appraisal. The link to his website and statistics is below. If you have questions, please call my direct line at 406-250-1192. Set up an appointment for a free consultation to learn your home’s value. I am here to serve you.