Thinking of selling your Glendale home in 2020? Many homeowners take four to six months to finally get their home on the market. If 2020 is your year to cash out, then it is a good idea to start planning and preparing now. Here are the most important steps to take right now.
Where do you want to go?
Your Glendale home has been great, but maybe you’d like to experience somewhere new. If you have a short list, start visiting these places now! Everything looks great in summer, so what is it like in the dead of winter?
While you are there, meet with a Realtor or two and find out about the home buying process in that area. The smart buyer knows that the internet only goes so far- for true knowledge you need to talk to an expert. PRO TIP: Kendyl can refer great Realtors all over the US and Canada. This is not a name on a referral list- these are people she knows, personally. They would be happy to chat with you or even show you around! Text Kendyl (818-482-1885) and she’ll get you connected.
If you are not sure where to go, check out our series, Best Places To Retire for some great ideas on where to move.
Start to Declutter
Whether you actually put your home on the market in 2018 or not, decluttering your home is an awesome gift to yourself and your family. We’ve written articles about where to donate used goods, how to sell used goods yourself and how estate sales work. Read: Guide to Declutter Your Home
Call DIGGS for a Strategy
Many people won’t call a Realtor for advice because they hate being “sold”. However, we are the best resource possible to help you prepare for this move! My “smart” sellers call me months and even years before they actually move. My advice has helped them net hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit by choosing strategic improvements to their homes. Here are a few stories of how we make our Glendale CA Home sales more profitable
Find a Realtor NOW that you feel you can trust. Their advice and support from now until you sell will be invaluable.
You do not need to remodel an entire kitchen to make a great profit selling your Glendale home. Quick fixes, like adding colorful plants to your landscape or cleaning your windows, are simple and best done just before you put your home on the active market. However, there are a number of more involved items that will increase your overall sales price. If you wait until the last minute the entire list might be overwhelming, but over a period of time everything is easily accomplished.
Get ready one day at at time! Read: 30 Day Guide To Prepare Your Home For Sale
Read Sold Stories
It is a big whopping deal to sell your home.
It is a huge financial transaction and you don’t want to make a huge mistake.
It’s a huge personal lifestyle change… and you don’t want to make a mistake.
And it is massively time consuming and inconvenient. Even a truly great real estate experience is time consuming and inconvenient.
This should not stop you from living the life you deserve!
Read: SOLD STORIES – a collection of stories from people who took the leap and sold their homes. Find out what other clients went through – the decisions they made, the risks they took (or didn’t take) their wins and their regrets. You may find a story that helps you take the big leap for yourself!