If you think that you would like to make a move in 2022 and selling your home is part of your plan, what steps can you expect to take to reach that goal?
Being prepared and starting the process as soon as you decide to go in that direction is highly recommended, if possible, as it usually will result in a much smoother process with minimal stress. Let's face it, moving is a daunting experience for most people. Just the thought of it can cause stress.
The first thing you should do is set up an in-person meeting with a Real Estate professional, preferably a Realtor. At that first meeting, you will learn about the process from prelisting and all the way to closing. Getting an overview of the process is especially helpful for first time home sellers. However, repeat sellers who have not recently gone through the process will also find this useful.
It is important to discuss where you hope to move and when, even if you don't have a definite plan and are still exploring options. If you have a specific timeline goal for moving, it is essential information to share, as it could affect the process.
Preparing your home for sale is the next step. This is when you can discuss any repairs you are considering and get advice on what can increase your value and marketability, should you want that information.
The final piece to the puzzle is the market evaluation to help you understand what you can realize from the sale. However, if your plan is to sell later in the year, more than in a month or two, you will want to update that evaluation right before your home hits the market.