There's a lot more to "timing" the sale of a house than just hearing the market is hott. The Spring housing season usually gets off to a strong start by the end of March, this a a time when people are past the busy holiday seasons and start thinking about buying a home. However, that doesn't always qualify it for the Best Time to Sell, let me explain...
An important step that needs to be considered when selling a house is understanding WHY you want to sell because without a "why" there really isn't any incentive to sell. If you know your "why" then you're off to a great start, if you do not know your "why" than be sure to read to the end of this article where I provide some clarity to help you find it.
Maybe we should just sell it ourselves?
It's a question that runs through every seller's mind, the only reason is to Save Money, that's it ... or we'd never try to do it ourselves. If you've never tried then you might think it's easy, however that thought may soon dissipate and you'll be chalking it up to another learning experience.
I'm going to teach you how to do it yourself and what you can expect in the process, but understand that there's more to it than setting a price and placing an ad on the internet.
When you make a decision to sell your house the first thing you'll likely do is set a price. We all want as much as we can get when selling our house, or anything for that matter. However, research has shown that most sellers feel their house is worth much more than it actually is, and the inflated price usually prevents the house from selling at Top Dollar.
Obviously this is the opposite result that we want, the goal is to get Top Dollar and we have to do everything we can to accomplish this, right? Let me explain what happens when you start too high on the asking price, how to get Top Dollar and how to find the True Market Value so you know you're Priced Right.
The thought of applying for a home loan intimidates a lot of people and I believe the reason is car salesmen. You've likely experienced buying a car and the experience was anything but great, there's the 4 square piece of paper meant to "help" you by examining payment Vs cost, then the numbers start to change ... it's usually a dreaded experience.
When it comes to applying for a home loan it honestly is nothing like being at a car dealership, if you're doing it right. By doing it right I mean you're using a Professional, someone that understands finance, knows the market and the programs available. This Loan Professional will help you get Pre-Qualified so you know how much you can spend.