Help selling a home when you have to relocate
You’ve just found out you have to move fairly quickly and added help will be needed to sell your home. So, what steps should you take to get ready for a move that involves relocation, plus sell your property at the same time? Here are some guidelines to help start the process.
Communicate with Employer
Speak with your employer about job relocation benefits. Knowing whether help with moving is available and whether you are going to receive partial or complete reimbursement is important. If your job involves a transfer within the company or a new job with the company itself, knowing what’s available and how to go about acquiring company help is one more factor that helps with your move. In most cases, the company will offer temporary housing help or reimburse the expenses you incur with a move.
Every company has different procedures, so it’s best to speak with your employer right away. You should ask about travel costs, movers, storage, temporary housing, costs from the sale of your property and buying a new house.
If your company doesn’t have a set standard for these expenses, talk with them about what the costs will be to transition with your expenses laid out ahead of time. Include your major expenses as the cost of moving varies significantly. It all depends on how much you have, the extent of your move, the services needed and the time of year of the move. Moving expenses can have broad ranges depending on where you go. A full-package move could range at the low end of five hundred to into the thousands.
If time is of the essence in selling your property and with little time to engage a realtor, think about finding a cash buyer. You can immediately put cash offers out there through online sources. You may not receive the amount you would through a regular house sale, but when a fast sale is necessary, it can be a good way to handle a quick sale.
Engage a Proven Real Estate Agent
When time is a factor, engaging a real estate agent who is proven to sell homes quickly is a priority. Someone who can save you both time and money and who knows the market in your area is an important asset. You also want an agent who can help you price your house for the area, get your property in selling condition, and attract buyers to your sale through their contacts. Someone who can pinpoint the main issues with your property, alleviate them, and get your house ready for showings is important.
Don’t lose time over silly details in a house. If you’re going through a standard sales procedure, listen to a realtor. Set times for showings, arrange for stagers, photographers and include anything else that relates to selling your property. Make yourself available to a real estate agent for advice and contact. If you want to sell your house quickly, direct communication with an agent is a necessary factor.
Preparation for Sale
Whether you leave your current location in a week’s time, a month or longer, your timing could affect the sale of your house. Preparing a property for sale, establishing an asking price and strategizing it all with the time in question is important to the overall sale.
When a standard sale fits your time frame, organize a plan for the unique items that a realtor feels are necessary to get a house ready. Sometimes it can sell quickly, which means need additional time is required, plus added time is essential for taking offers and continuing on through to the closing. Estimations are usually from two to four months from start to finish, but if relocation time is limited, you may have to prepare your property even sooner for the market.
Moving for work puts a time constraint on selling your house. In order for it to sell quickly, a house should be priced at a lower price point. With the right sale price, you can sell your property and also gain enough to put into another property once your transition to a new area is complete.
Arrange for Added Help
With a quick sale, additional help will expedite the transfer. Contact and contract for expert organizers, painters, home cleaning services, landscapers, packers, movers and others to help you get a step ahead of the game. Time can be saved, plus things can get done that you wouldn't have been able to do on your own in a short period of time.
Any packing that’s done on your own should happen as soon as you receive word from your company that a move is imminent. Leave at least three to five days open to pack a regularly sized house, as that’s the average time for packing. Again, arrange for help and seriously consider adding extra days for packing.
Future House Purchase
Once a move is made, there's no reason to jump into the immediate purchase of a new house. Besides, an initial sale is necessary before transfer occurs to another location. What is earned from that sale will be of help in the purchase of a new property. You don’t want two mortgages running at the same time. Expertise of the area is necessary before you purchase a different property. Rent an apartment, condo or house and continue to look in the area.
Help selling a home when you have to move doesn’t have to turn into a high-pressure situation. With the suggestions given here, a smooth transition can be made with ease and the stress of moving can be lessened through an organized and thought out plan.