Moving to a new home – even if it’s within the same zip code – can be stressful. But if you’re in the process of both purchasing and selling a home, not only can your nerves on be edge, but you could end up making some serious mistakes. Here are some of the most common mishaps that you should try to avoid:
Not Getting Your Current Home Ready Before Listing It
Even if your current home is in excellent condition, there is virtually no property that doesn’t need at least some work done before being listed for sale. With that in mind, giving yourself ample time to “dress up” your home can give you some extra breathing room down the road.
Not Creating a “Plan B”
Even if you find and make an offer on your dream home, the unfortunate truth is that not all deals will go through as planned. So, just like most other things in life, having a backup plan just in case can still keep you on track (albeit in another direction).
Not Using the Services of an Experienced Real Estate Agent
Suffice it to say that having an experienced real estate agent on your side to guide you through the process can be the greatest gift you give to yourself – and it can get even better if you use the same agent on both ends of the transaction.
Juggling different realtors can make an already complicated situation even more confusing, particularly given that there can oftentimes be a fair amount of negotiation going on with each end.
If you’ve been thinking about making a move – even if you’re still just in the preliminary stages of the process – give us a call. We’ll work with you on devising a viable plan of action that can keep you moving in the right direction and get you settled in your new abode.