I feel your anxiety and disappointment with your situation. Actually, there is no "rule of thumb" about the best time to sell; its all dictated by the market. If you haven't made any decisions yet, like all the good advise you've received here to now....I would offer the same...your best option is to meet with a qualified realtor that you feel comfortable working with. I extend a personal invitation to meet with you and review the Market Value of your home, no charge, no obligation. You may be in a better spot than you think....inventory is low, and so are interest rates! You can reach me anytime at 515-528-3359 or at: email@example.com
Best of luck to you :-)
You are not alone. I recently assisted a client in a similar situation. The client is now in their new home and happy as can be that they made the change. Not saying it will be easy but with the right combination of marketing, hard work and assistance from a qualified realtor you would be amazed at what can happen. I have made it happen for a lot if clients. You can reach me at 515-971-8888 if you would like to discuss your situation further. Best, Carrie Brugger
General rule of thumb is when you want to sell your home you put in on the market and sell it. There is no right or wrong time to sell nor is there a rule on how long you should live/own a home before you put your home on the market. Values in the Des Moines area are rising so you might be pleasantly surprised on your home's market value.
As other Realtors have stated the best rule of thumb is to meet with one (or several) Realtors that will give you a free market analysis (present market value of your home). You can then discuss your options with the Realtor and make a decision on what is best for you at this time. Information is what you need. We are here to serve and help you with knowledge to make a wise decision.
I hope this information was of value to you. Good luck in your decision making.
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Good to know there is no "general rule of thumb" in real estate. Real estate value is determined by how many buyers and sellers there are in a marketplace. So, I would advise you meet with a Realtor and look at the current market stats and see where your home fits. That should help you determine what is the best choice for your family's future. I'd be happy to help.
Michelle Price, ABR, CRS