The answer to this one depends on your specific situation. Buying a home first can provide a sense of security, since you’ll already have your next home lined up–but you may also be stuck carrying two mortgages at once. If that isn’t financially feasible for you, then you might want to sell first. When it comes down to it, whether you should buy or sell first will depend on your unique schedule, finances, and goals.
Getting your house in tip-top shape before you list can save time and ensure that your home is seen at its absolute best by potential buyers. A couple of easy improvements to the exterior, such as cleaning up the yard, giving the front door a fresh coat of paint, and adding some inviting front porch furniture will create a welcoming first impression. Inside the home, make sure that any repairs or upgrades have been completed, keep the clutter away, and depersonalize as much as possible. If you’d like some professional help to prepare your home for sale, I can recommend a number of trusted stagers, home improvements specialists, painters, cleaners, and more.
Your home worth will be based on the age, condition, and location of the home, as well as any improvements you’ve made to it. The current real estate market conditions will also impact your home’s worth. To provide you with an accurate home worth assessment, I can complete a Comparative Market Analysis of your home to see what similar properties have sold for, which will give us a better understanding of how to price your home.
While there are many factors that influence your home’s worth that you can’t change (such as location and market conditions), there are a few things you can do to raise the resale price of your home. Updating the kitchen and bathrooms, completing an addition, and replacing the flooring may all seem like big projects, but they’re the ones that will add the most value.
When you’re looking to sell, you need to work with a real estate agent who has the local market knowledge, industry connections, tips for selling a house, and marketing expertise to sell your home for the best possible price. With over 10 years of experience selling real estate in Edmonton, my hands-on approach promises an easy, stress-free process. Get in touch with me today to see if I’m the right real estate agent for you!