Resolutions for buying and selling in the new year.
To begin with, Happy New Year! I hope you spent the holiday season with loved ones in safety and delight (and great food).Many of you have already set some New Year's resolutions as we approach 2023 and a new beginning.
Here are a few more goals you might want to add to your list if you're thinking about buying or selling a house in 2023.
1. Before choosing a real estate agent, I will interview several.
Real estate transactions may be expensive, so you'll want to make sure the agent you choose is a good fit for your requirements and your style of communication. I strongly advise meeting with a few different agents because of this. Ask them for references and inquire about their understanding of particular neighbourhoods and property types as well as their experience, approach, and services. There are probably numerous agents who have the expertise and skills you require, but your success will mostly depend on how well you can interact and communicate with them.
2. Prior to signing any documents, I shall read and fully comprehend them.
Please keep in mind that the purchase and sale agreement is a formal legal contract. Spend some time reading through all the small print and comprehending its ramifications. Before signing the document, make sure all spaces are filled in and that the terms you and your agent agreed upon are included. Ask your agent to explain anything you are unclear about, and seek legal advice if necessary.
3. I'll give myself plenty of time to get ready for an open house.
Buyers are more likely to submit an offer when your house looks better. Although it should go without saying, some house sellers neglect to take the necessary steps to make their properties presentably clean and private. To present your home in the best possible way, clear the clutter and finish any maintenance tasks (such as painting and getting the carpets cleaned by a professional). Put your valuables away in a secure place, such as a locked cabinet or a distant location. Request that your agent only permit a small number of guests enter your house at once, and that they each bring identification and fill out a registration form, in case you need to contact them later.
4. I'll make decisions based on reason, not feeling.
Early on in their home hunt, the majority of people set a budget, but that doesn't mean they consistently adhere to it. It can be tempting to stray from a predetermined spending limit, particularly if you locate a house you adore. If this occurs to you, it's critical to maintain composure and be truthful about how much money you can realistically afford to spend. Even though the property can seem like the idealfit, keep in mind that there will be plenty other fantastic homes on the market, and if you are patient, you will probably discover another acceptable property that is in your price range.
Best wishes for 2023!
If you have a question regarding the purchase of a home or selling process, feel free to get in touch with Charles today.