So, You Want To MOVE In June?
The most common thing that I hear from sellers this time of year is their plan to move in June when the school year ends. The plan is: move in June, vacation in July and then get ready for school to start in August. Here’s the reality of this plan: there’s not that much time between now and June. Let me explain.
In an effort to help you figure out timing on your move, I’m going to share with you how to go about this. One of the most important jobs I have as an agent, is to listen to my clients’ needs and help them reach their real estate goals! Whether it’s getting them the most money for their house or getting the entire family together again because of a job transfer. I start backwards and keep several numbers in mind. First, you have to know your average days on market (DOM) in your neighborhood and in the area as a whole. It’s helpful to know how many houses are for sale that are your direct competition as well. These numbers help you estimate how long your house will be on the market.
The next thing you need to consider is the condition of your home. Does it need work, is it average or is it an 11 out of 10?! Maybe you need to have contractors come in to fix minor flaws. If so, how long with it take to get all the little items fixed? This takes time too! Are you unsure of what needs to be done in your home? I can help you with that! Part of my expertise in getting houses SOLD and not just listed on the market, is getting them ready for sale. As an experienced REALTOR/Consultant I work with you on what the best return on investment is for updates & repairs. I’m a firm believer in not spending money if it doesn’t need to be spent; so let me help you get your home ready to present to the market!
Next is price. What strategy are you using to price your home? There are several ways to go about it, which will also affect the time the house spends on the market. So, Do you need to know what your house is worth?
With all these things to consider, it’s easy to see that there’s not a lot of time between now and when you want to put your house on the market. You need to remember as well, that once your house goes under contract, you can expect anywhere from 30 to 60 days until settlement (45 days being an average time).
To learn more about your specific home, pricing, DOM and preparation for the market, call me. There’s no obligation to list your home so you have nothing to lose! I’m here to help and enjoy working as a team with my clients to get them to their next stage in life! Let’s get together and figure this out!
Lauren Zurilla / REALTOR / Sales Consultant / 843.991.9149 / LaurenIsMyRealtor@gmail.com / LaurenZurilla.com