You may have been thinking about it for a while, but it’s hard to decide when to put your home on the market. Mel Foster Co. offers this quick checklist to make the decision a little easier for you.
1. Do you have enough space in your home?
If you have physically outgrown your space, it might be time to start looking for a new home. If your special someone has moved in or you’re starting a family, it might be time to sell. Even buying new furniture that you love, and feeling a little cramped once you move it in, might mean you’re needing a larger space.
2. Are homes selling quickly in your neighborhood?
If you’re driving around the neighborhood and notice many for sale signs going up and homes selling fast, it could mean your area is popular and potentially selling above market value. This is a great time to call your real estate agent and find out more about selling your home. It might be worth more than you think.
3. Is caring for your home becoming too much of a burden?
If you’re no longer enjoying home improvement projects or renovations you might want to find a new home that is less labor intensive. If you’re planning on selling in the future, be aware lack of maintenance may decrease your home’s value. Be sure to act fast before you lose a valuable opportunity to show your home at its best.