I hope I have an opportunity to visit with you and further discuss what I can do for you to help you sell your home.
You will have a clear idea of where you stand after meeting with an agent.
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Right now in our market sellers are making gravy because the inventory is SO LOW they have multiple offers to choose the best one for them! If you wait spring, everyone else is selling so the inventory is larger which means lesser money in your pocket but maybe best for you to buy in your new market.
You can always rent your current property BUT who knows what will happen in the near future? No one know so if all the signs of the market points you towards selling, selling may make sense right now.
Remember, elections are around the corner + the end of the year holidays so it will slow down soon! Besides tenants don't take as good care of your home as you do yourself.
Hope it helps!
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Hope some advice here will help you:
If you would like a free sit down to determine what your home should sell for....I am available with a little notice.
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Of course there are times of the year when more homes sell... ie: the spring and summer months but as a general rule it will not be much of a factor. I would list the home when you are ready to sell and make sure you and your agent work together to make sure you are in the best possible position to sell quickly and for top dollar.
In the Austin area homes that are priced correctly are selling very fast and sometimes at or slightly above the list price. One of my agents I work with have lost out on 3 homes with the last offer being made at $5,000 above the asking price. While that is not really the norm it shows that the market is turning. The slowest point is definitely the holidays that are quickly approaching. At the same time you never know when that special buyer who will love you home will be out there looking.
So I would be less concerned with the timing and base it on your need to sell. When you are ready just make sure you do everything you can to ensure your home is priced correctly and shows at it's absolute best. It may even pay to ask your agent to take you to a few homes he or she feels would be your direct competition. I do that with many of my listing clients so they can see first hand what the competition has to offer.
Best of luck to you.
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I know a lot of agents already answered your question. I just want to ask you to give me the chance to talk to you either over the phone or in person. I hope you can give me the opportunity. Thank you for your time.
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Homes are now moving quickly, so the better question is when do you want to move out? If it were me, I'd schedule closing for about 10 days after my move. If it's a regular sale (you owe the bank less than the house is worth), my estimate for putting it on the market would be about 120 days before that move date. If it's a short sale (you owe the bank MORE than the house is worth), then I'd suggest you put it on the market ASAP (it will definitely take more than 120 days to sell.)
You should also go to a mortgage broker and see if you qualify to buy a new house without selling your current home. Depending on local prices, you may want to consider renting the property rather than selling.
Happy to help you get started!
Here are the factors you should consider:
1. Interest rates are at record lows right now. No Economist whom I know is willing to say how long that will last. That affects you twice; it makes your home more affordable to Buyers,AND it makes the home you will buy in your new city more affordable to you.
2. A 1/2% increase in interest rates is equivalent (in payment) to a 6% price increase in the home. It doesn't take much of a movement upward to put the home you want to buy out of reach, and to put yours out of reach of many Buyers.
3. It is true we have fewer Buyers now (although my phone has been ringing steadily, and our showings are strong), and we also have fewer homes on the market. With less competition, your home may actually get more than if you wait until Spring when more homes will be on the market.
4. If your home meets the four tests of marketability - Sparkling Clean, Everything repaired, Move-in Ready, and Priced right at market, it should return Maximum NET Proceeds to you NOW. You don't have to make any more payments, you are free to pursue your new life in a new city, and you don't have to worry about market uncertainty.
TO sell in this market (which is roaring), you will need an aggressive, tech savvy agent who understands the internet where 94% of Buyers start, and properly prepares your home for its first showing (on the internet). Contact us for a free copy of our little booklet, "97 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Sell Faster".
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Like so many before me, I am going to respectfully ask for a chance to interview with you. I can provide several references from sellers I have successfully helped currently and in the past.
Whether I hear from you or not, I want to wish you well in your family's new endeavor and home.
Thank you for your question,
Not surprisingly, many salespeople have responded to your question. A thread common in many of them is â€œpick me, Iâ€™m the bestâ€. With 6,142 Realtors in San Antonio, it defies logic that they could all be â€˜the bestâ€™, yet I rarely meet real estate salespeople who are prepared to say â€˜I might not an ideal fit for youâ€™, and if Iâ€™m not, Iâ€™ll help you find someone who is.
As a second generation Broker I have a different view. Without knowing all the relevant facts about you, your family, your home and your relocation considerations, no-one (myself included), is qualified to pronounce themselves as your obvious choice.
I suggest that you conduct some telephone interviews, and based on that meet with two to three Realtors in person.
Some of the preliminary questions that you may want to consider asking include:
â€¢ Are you a licensed Broker or a salesperson working under a Broker?
â€¢ How long have you worked in real estate sales?
â€¢ How many hours and days do you typically work per week?
â€¢ Do you have any paid job outside real estate?
â€¢ Do you work nights and weekends, as required?
â€¢ Do you have any vacations planned in the near future?
â€¢ Can you provide independent verification of any claims of performance?
â€¢ Do you have a written marketing plan?
If you elect to consider me, I promise you an open and honest discussion without any obligation or pressure.
Leah McNamara GRI BPOR
Best Practices Realty
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With interest rates historically low now, our market will continue to be very active. I would list your house 45 to 60 days before you need to move, so we can sell it before your transfer, and you'll only have to move once.
Please let me know if you'd like me to submit my resume for the job of getting your home sold. My team is highly respected for our integrity, excellence and production. Houses I list are on the market an average of 30 days, BUT...AT 98% OF ASKING PRICE!
I'm a highly skilled negotiator and FIGHT for my sellers. I also PROACTIVELY call buyers every day to match them with the right house. (i.e. I actually WORK to sell your house!) You do want a Realtor who will actually WORK for you, right?
Thanks for considering The Collins Group when you interview highly-skilled professionals to assist you with the sale of your house!
Thank you for your question. In general, the "selling season" is March-August in San Antonio for a lot of reasons. First, we have a large amount of military personnel and the military typically transfers all their personnel during this time (I am retired Air Force so I have first hand knowledge). Second, we have a huge medical center that brings in new residents every summer. Third, most people who look at transferring jobs, like to move when their children are out of school. Lastly, summer time is a great time to look for homes as you typically don't have as many commitments.
That being said, San Antonio is experiencing a great real estate time. The last few months homes sales have been at a steady rise and they don't seem to be slowing down for the Fall. The last report from Texas Association of Realtors stated San Antonio is still increasing in the number of home sales.
I do believe this rise will continue as long as interest rates continue to stay at record lows. So, listing your home now may be a perfect time.
If there is something I can help you with in selling your home, please don't hesitate to call or email me. I would love to hear from you.
Terri Saari, RealtorÂ®
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Kellwer Williams Realty City-View
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First off, Congrats to your husband! That's a great reason to have to move for sure as it sounds like it will put your and your family in a better position. We have had at least a handful of clients in the past year going through the same questions you are now. One thing that we have found that our clients that have felt that really helped them in the past was our timing and financial analysis. Any licensed Realtor having access to MLS can show you the homes in your neighborhood, but way too many stop there.
We would suggest you highly consider those two important tools to reference for an answer in your quest. If you are wondering what those are and how that might help clear up any unknowns for ya; we'd be more than happy to meet with you at your convenience.
During the spring and summer you will have more interested buyers with kids or people working in education. At the same time you will also have more competition. Any time during the year is a good time to sell in San Antonio, though. The key is to price the home right, fix what needs to be fixed, clean the house and stage it, so it appeals to everybody. I would like to offer my opinion to get you started. Contact me anytime.
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Do you know anyone falling behind on their mortgage payments? As a CDPE I can help.
The market is still very good right now due to low interest rates and a lot of relocation to San Antonio. There are many factors to discuss specific to your situation and home. My background in architecture and design is beneficial to my clients when preparing their home to sell.
I'd be happy to meet with you to further discuss the market and how we can get your home sold.
Keller Williams Realty Heritage
Thanks for such a great question. Selling your home is certainly based on your financial situation, and also your plans and goals for relocation to the new city. I would love to sit down with you and discuss you options and see what would be the best time for you to put your house on the market based on your situation. Please feel free to call me with any questions, or to schedule an appointment.
Axis Realty Group
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The best time to sell is when you need to :). Make sure to prepare your home and price it right and it will sell despite the time of the year. To be sure, the Real Estate Market in San Antonio is usually it's busiest at the spring and summer months and tends to slow down a bit in the Winter moths, however, again, homes that are priced right and marketed right still sell :).
If you need help or would like me to prepare a comparative market analysis for you and show you how I can assist you in getting your home sold, feel free to call or e-mail me!
I look forward to hearing from you.
RealtorÂ®, ABR, ePro