The longer a seller’s home is on the market, the less attractive the home buyer. One of the best tactics for selling your home is to have it priced right, hire the best listing agent and to attract the enthusiastic home buyer who is offering top dollar in record time.
Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
Learning how to professionally spruce up your home is part of the battle. The other half is to find out if you have too much furniture, the wrong type or a bad arrangement, and whether it’s pays to make repairs or staging your home to transform this house shows it’s irresistible and desirable for potential buyers.
On average American home owners sell and move every five to seven years. Why the owners to move? People who have lived in the same house for 30 years have difficulty understanding this phenomenon. They are shocked that people move so often, but I know one thing is certain: Because their day to sell and move will come also.
Here are reason they sell and move:
- The house is too small. Homeowners often break their “starter” homes. Increased family size is the main reason the owners say they need a bigger house.
- Upgrading or trading up. The grass is greener on the other side. People often want what they do not have longing for bigger and better, bigger and more expensive, luxury home. It’s the American way.
- Fixed the error of purchase. The owners may think they made a mistake when purchasing their current home and want to correct this error. Maybe they thought they could do without a backyard, but we hope the garden or dining in the center of the house angry, or no longer enjoy the bellies of airplanes flying over, just inches from his home.
- Job transfer. Resettlement, it is necessary for many to pull up roots and move. If commuting distance exceeds one hour, most people prefer not to spend two hours in traffic each day.
- Personal relationships. People end up living with a partner or getting married can mean one of the parties needs to sell their home, especially if the houses were owned before their new relationship. On the other hand, owners of a major break-up causes them to sell and here are three basic reasons why:
1. The home holds bad memories, making a fresh start desirable.
2. One party may need to buy out the other and not have the cash available.
3. The home may not be affordable to sustain with only one income.
The neighborhood changes: The area may have changed for the worse, economically, socially or physically. For example, perhaps a highway was built nearby.
“Empty Nest.” The children have grown and gone. The homeowners want a smaller home. Older you get, the harder it is to maintain a large house and especially to keep it clean. Some people want to get closer to their families as they age and so they move to be near their relatives. Parents want to be around their children. Grandparents love to be near their children and grandchildren.
See your family less often : To put more distance between the homeowners and parents. Some may move out of state to maintain harmony within the family. Broken and dysfunctional families have been able to develop with time after separation.
Retirement: Salem,Oregon’s active-adult community attracts many buyers from the age of 55 and up. These communities have planned golf courses, clubs, fitness facilities, weekend social events, barbecues, and much more, all designed for people over 55 years.
Health Problems: With physical ailments such as back pain or knee, it is difficult for an aging population to walk up the stairs in a two-story home, so a single story house may be more practical. A new business option for many seniors who do not need round the clock in home care day is to buy a condo for sale or move into assisted living residences.
Deferred Home Maintenance: Some people do not want to put a new roof, replace linings or buy a new oven, so it’s easier to buy a newer home. When the idea of most home systems life span is about 15 years, it might be wise to get out before everything goes haywire.
Home Improvements Perfectionist: A small segment enjoys fixing and selling, spending their time, money and effort on remodeling and completion of work, these people are usually are restless because there’s nothing left to do. Some of you may call these people obsessed, but for some it is a way of maintaining balance while keeping a new found hobby.
Cash Equity: Some home owners can’t stand the fact that the money is not in their pocket. These people would prefer to stare at their personal savings than stare at four walls with empty pockets. Remember the movie? ”Jerry Maquire” and the famous saying “Show Me The Money.”
Change in lifestyle: Others are simply tired of owning a house and prefer to travel, find a hobby or just want less responsibility. Some people may call these “Baby Boomer’s”, but many of them want to find a new meaning to them. So for these people, the property loses its priority and becomes a ticket to the realization of dreams.