Are You Prepared to Move Quickly?
As soon as you start considering selling your home, you need to assume success. When we first meet, we'll talk about many things besides how to get your home ready and expected selling price range.
Among the questions you'll probably have is "How long until my house sells?"
Obviously there are quite a few variables that go into that answer, some YOU control, some WE control, some NEITHER of us control. If WE team together and properly prepare, price and market your home, we can optimize the conditions that a buyer WILL find you. However, first that buyer has to exist: someone looking for a VERY close match to what your home offers, in your school system and in your price range.
So when we review average days on market (DOM), it's literally that, an average of all similar homes in your Warren County community. You'll notice that some homes sell in a few days, some may take years. Some homes have lots of demand, some homes the buyers reject for a host of different reasons.
So the question is, if you're one of the "just a few days" sellers, are you ready to move quickly? Do you have a place to go? Friends or family? A place to rent? An RV in the Wal-mart lot? Everything going in a temporary storage unit and you get to know the local extended stay hotel? They're all options and you need to have an exit strategy so you can react quickly to your purchase offer before the buyers sees another bright and shiny home that draws their attention.
And by the way, have you talked to a mortgage specialist to make sure you HAVE an exit strategy? With frequent changes to loan programs, we highly recommend getting a preliminary idea of whether your next home plans are viable. You don't want to put that "FOR SALE" sign in the front yard, accept an offer and THEN find out you can't get financing for your dream home.
If you have other questions about your real estate options, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz