Your kids just graduated high school and your left with a 4 bedroom house. Wow, that’s more space to clean than you need to!
You might start thinking when is the best time to downsize your house.
Downsizing your house can be the perfect opportunity to start fresh and even explore a new neighborhood if you’re adventurous!
Let’s dive in to the top three tips you need to take into consideration when downsizing your home.
Make A Plan When Downsizing Your House
When you start to think about downsizing your house, the number one aspect to look at is your future planning.
What style of home do you want to move into?
Do you want to customize it by fixing it up or do you want it to be move in ready?
How many square feet do you actually want?
All of these are great questions to ask yourself before putting in a plan of action when downsizing your house.
Brainstorm items that you plan on keeping and items you plan to toss or donate. Set aside a little time each day to tackle your to do’s before listing your house.
Since you will also be putting your house on the market, take into consideration staging items such as furniture and decor to make sure your house is styled thoughtfully so you can receive the highest offer when you sell your home.
List Your Home
Now that you’ve made a plan and have tackled the first step, you will probably be ready to list your home for sale.
You can either do this with a realtor or you can sell off market to an investor.
Remember, with a realtor, you will have to pay both the seller and buyer’s agent fees! Which could end up being tens of thousands of dollars! You’ll have multiple showings and you house could likely sit on the market for an average of 55 days or more.
If you sell to an investor, there are tons of different creative exit strategies you can take advantage of. First off, your investor buyer can educate you on how to avoid capital gains taxes so you can pocket even more money!
Selling to an investor means you won’t have to do any repairs to your home and there won’t be any showings. The best news, is you can sell in as little as 7 days so you can move on to (smaller) and better things!
We can help educate you by walking you through the entire selling process when you sell with an investor. We can answer any questions for you and give you the confidence you need to sell your home with an investor. Call or click today!
Find Your New House and Settle In
Now that you’ve sold your previous home, it’s time to move into your newly downsized home.
Hopefully while you were selling your previous home, you were hunting for the next one.
Once your offer is accepted, you can now start packing your belongings. Hopefully you already started to declutter and you are well on your way to packing everything up to take to your new home!
If you need help finding a new home, we can help with that too.
Whether you’re looking for your new forever home, or just want to rent for a while, we can help you settle in with success.
We can guide you throughout the entire downsizing process! If you have any questions, you can always call or click to schedule an informational call at (704)-327-2120.