I would definately contact a real estate professional now so they can make sure your home is in the best marketable condition possible when the time comes.
The second thing I would do as soon as possible is contact an experienced mortgage banker who can get you properly prepared to finance your next home. Good mortgage advice is extremely beneficial and will make your next mortgage process smooth & stress free!
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Part of your listing date will depend on where/how you are moving. If you are going into a rental situation on the other end, and don't need the money right away, you have more flexibility.
In really general terms you should look to list your home 2.5-3 months prior to when you want to move. This would assume a) a good market, b) a 30-45 days on market timeframe, c) a 30-45 day closing. Trying to time selling your home to coincide with moving out is very difficult and down right impossible. The more flexibility you have, the better off you will be.
The final decision is really going to depend on a lot of factors, but at a high level I would say talk to agents in winter and have them help determine the appropriate timing. If the market is as strong as it is right now, I would say a March listing would be perfect for a single family home that is priced well and in good condition.
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