Secrets From Your Realtor: What You Might Not Know When Preparing Your Home For Sale

By Jennifer Wong, Owner, Principal Broker

Downsizing your home and moving into a senior care facility can be a life-changing process. In this edition of W Home’s Senior Selling article we’re going to tell you a few secrets from your realtor that you might not already know, and will help you along the way:

1. There’s a Science To the Price Of Your Home

It can be hard to understand how the price of your home is determined and this is one of the key reasons that you should work with a local realtor. Your realtor understands your neighborhood, current housing prices in the area and the expected projection of the cost of your home. They can determine the price to get you the best return on your home and ensure that even throughout negotiations you receive a fair price.

2. Begin Preparing For Your Move Early

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the specifics of the sale of your home and neglect preparing for the move itself. This includes ensuring that you find the right new place to call home – especially if you’re a senior looking to move into an assisted living facility. By leaving the “heavy lifting” of the sale to your realtor this frees up your time to ensure that you’re prepared to find the right home, that you’re able to facilitate the movement of your home downsizing and giving you some much needed time to relax during this time in your life.

3. Your Realtor Is Your Ally

When it comes to selling your home, your realtor is your best ally. They not only understand the ins and outs of real estate in your area, they are also there to act as your advocate. They will handle all negotiations and be able to wade through the paperwork ensuring that you are protecting your investment and setting up your sale for success. In addition, your realtor can provide objective advice to ensure that your home is prepared for viewings and act as your representative.

Selling your home can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be, which is why it’s imperative to have a realtor with experience in Senior Selling transitions. These realtors will have years of experience working with seniors and home downsizing and are more than happy to help and answer any questions that you might have. Contact a realtor today.