You may have decided “It is simply time” to move, or you have found your “dream” home and your emotions got the best of you. It may sound simple, but the last thing you want to do is rush and fail to truly assess your situation.
Your Reasons For Selling Your Home May Be:
- We want to move closer to the kids’ schools.
- We have found our dream home!… We need to move fast.
- Our family needs to move since I had a career change.
- We do not have time to wait for the best price.
- We have a baby on the way.
- The kids have left, we need to downsize
Having a plan in place right from the start will help ensure that your goals and time frame are met. When you are in a hurry to sell it is important to look at alternative selling methods that can help you achieve your goals set in your time frame. Some examples include, no price marketing or setting up an auction.
Understanding Selling Time
The most important factor to consider when selling your property is to never underestimate time. Even if everything is timed perfectly, your home will likely be sold within 4 to 6 weeks. These days buyers need about 3-4 weeks to get their finances approved by their bank and another two to three weeks for settlement.
A good rule of thumb when selling your home is to set the time frame to three months. This time allotment includes a few weeks to get your house ready.
So when assessing your moving plans, be sure to leave enough time to prepare, promote and finally settle your home sale.
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