Whether you just moved in or have lived in your home for 50
years, it's common to wonder how long you should stay in your
home before you sell it. According to the National Association of
Realtors®, ten years is the average amount of time that a
homeowner will stay in their home before deciding to sell it.
Now, personally we find ourselves moving about every 5 years. And yep, we are starting to feel that moving itch again. :)
If you're under ten years and itching to sell, many experts say you
should follow the “five-year rule” and stay in the same home for at
least five years before selling.
This may sound like a long time and you may think you are readyto sell now, but before you make any rash decisions, we put together a few of the most important factors that you should be aware of.
5 Things Sellers Do To Hamper Their Home Sale…Are you guilty?
- Not being flexible on showings. If people aren’t able to see your home, they can’t fall in love with it! We know the buyers like to see it on weekends and nights, which is highly inconvenient but did you know that most buyers who are turned down for showings don’t reschedule they just move on. Plan on making your home available to as many buyers as possible to increase your odds of selling for top dollar.
- A clean house shines! If your house is clean it makes the whole showing a million times better. Not only does it help the buyers with what their eyes are seeing but also most people assume if your house is clean then you are also taking care...
“We have a problem.” is a phrase you never want to hear in a real estate transaction and when I hear it, even now, I get knots in my stomach. Since no two transactions are alike, it’s possible you could encounter a few bumps along the way. Some of these bumps may be uncontrollable but many are preventable when you have the right people and resources on your side. I’m getting candid about the 7 possible issues that sellers could face and more importantly, how to ensure they don’t happen to you!
Buyers typically get nervous when it comes to termites. In Georgia, termites happen but they do cause a buyer to pause. According to Northwest Exterminators,...
We all want the perfect house, and of course, we want it to be comfy, updated and welcoming at all times! Keeping it updated can force us to dip into our savings account and it may seem as though the updates are a never-ending-list. It is important to know the average return on investment (ROI) of the projects you are thinking about completing so you can get the biggest bang for your buck. This could help you with the decision-making process of what needs to be renovated in your home before you sell.
Being happy with your home is a big factor with ROI, however, below are the 5 Highest ROI Home Renovation Projects.
Entry Door Replacement
We know it sounds simple, but it’s true. Replacing your front door can make a huge impact on the value of your home. However, be...
The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over. Avoiding the winter is a huge misconception in the housing industry and can cause homeowners to miss out on opportunities.
Selling in the winter can give you a few advantages. There will be fewer houses on the market since most people assume winter is a bad time to sell. This gives your home more attention. Potential buyers are always looking no matter...