Home Seller’s Guide
Leveraging Your Equity to Make a Move
When you sell, the equity you build up over time can be used to help you meet your goals. If you’re looking to move, you can use the equity from your current home to make a larger down payment on your next one.
Alternatively, you can use your equity to reach other big goals in your life, such as starting your own business or funding an education.
If you’re thinking of moving, remember that as a homeowner, you may have more equity in your house than you realize.
If I sell now, where will I go?
Let’s compare the benefits of buying a newly built home versus an existing one.
Pros for Purchasing a Newly Built Home
Create your perfect home.
If you build a home from the ground up, you’ll have the option to select the custom features you want including appliances, finishes, landscaping, layout, and more.
Cash in on energy efficiency.
When building a home, you can choose energy-efficient options to help lower your energy costs, protect the environment, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Minimize the need for repairs.
Many builders offer a warranty, so you’ll have peace of mind on unlikely repairs. Plus, you won’t have as many little projects to tackle, like leaky faucets or shutters to paint.
Know you have brand new everything.
Another perk is that nothing in the house is used, it’s all brand new and uniquely yours from day one.
Pros for Buying an Existing Home
Explore a wider variety of home styles and floorplans.
With decades of homes to choose from, you’ll have a broader range of floorplans and designs.
Join an established neighborhood.
Existing homes give you the option to get to know the neighborhood, community, or traffic flow patterns before you commit.
Enjoy mature trees and landscaping.
Established neighborhoods also have more mature landscaping and trees, which can give you more privacy and curb appeal.
Appreciate that lived-in charm.
The character of older homes is hard to reproduce. If you value old-school craftsmanship or design elements, you may prefer an existing home.
How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale!
- Wash all windows – inside and out
- Give your entry a facelift
- Make sure all exterior lights are working
- Power wash outdoor surfaces
- Paint or replace the street numbers on your house
- Give every room a purpose
- Let the light in
- Declutter your house
- Clean everything
- Fix anything that’s broken
Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional
We help with all disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment.
We are well-versed in real estate and experienced with the entire sales process.
We know how to use the latest tech to make your life (and the process) easier.
We act as a buffer in negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction.
We simply and effectively explain today’s market conditions and decipher what they mean for you.
We help you understand today’s real estate values when setting the price of a listing or making an offer to purchase.