Now that fall is in the air, the holidays will soon be upon us once again. But, while that may provide a warm happy feeling to many people, if you have a goal of getting settled into a new home before the Thanksgiving turkey is carved, the short time frame could strike you with a bit of fear.
The good news is that there is still plenty of time to find that perfect home, and to sell your current residence, provided that you follow a few key steps.
First and foremost, know how much you can afford – and get pre-approved with a bank or lender – so that once you find the new home of your dreams, you can confidently make an offer that is within your parameters.
You will also need to be sure that you have your current home appropriately priced so that it will attract potential buyers more quickly, and won’t languish on the market for months on end. Selling your present home can often mean the difference between pulling out equity to use towards your new down payment, or not getting the deal done at all. Securing a selling agent who can provide you with recent “comps” can help you to narrow down the right price point.
Just like any other important endeavor, purchasing and getting settled into a new home can take some advance planning – particularly if you are on a specific time line. But, by securing the help of an experienced real estate agent, you can delegate many of the details, while you focus on other pressing matters.
If you’re ready to get the process of finding your ideal new home underway, just contact us. We’ll help you to narrow down the possibilities that are within your desired location and price range.