Are you thinking of relocating in the next 12 months?
Maybe you want to take advantage of a hot seller's market.
To get the most value out of your home and set yourself up for success, here are a few simple things you can do NOW to be ready to hit the ground running when the time is right:
1. Call a local real estate agent.
Find out the current value of your home, as well as any improvements, staging or repiars you can make now to increase the value of the home when it comes time to sell.
2. Clean and Declutter!
You would be surprised how much 'stuff' you can collect over 10, 20 or 30+ years of living in a home. Do you really need to keep your children's trophy collection and kindergarden artwork? And the old recliner that was too good to take the curb, but not good enough to hold a prime spot in the living room may have to find a new home as well.
3. Talk to you finance guy.
Let them know your plans and work together so there are no surprises when you find your new dream home.
4. Reach out to a local agent in your new neighborhood.
A local agent will understand the market you plan to buy in. Together, you can create a realistic budget and set some buying goals.
They may have some creative solutions to get the most bang for your buck, and know the local hot spots and areas to stay away from.