With this strong Buyer's Market-- and an abundance of available homes-- I have no doubt that you could find a home that you want.
First step is to get pre-approved for your new home, before your home goes on the market. (Making sure you can get a mortgage on your home to be). You want to see what is available on the market-- in your areas of interest-- and get a feel for what is available.
Your house goes on the market-- and your realtor sends you new listings daily. Once you have a Buyer on your home/ you actively look and search within 1-2 weeks-- and close 2-3 weeks later. The normal time to close is 3-4 weeks after an offer has been accepted on a property, however-- you can counter your offer on your home-- for a longer closing-- 6 weeks out. That way-- once you accept an offer on your place-- you look/compare/see the homes that have interested you over the weeks-- and move forward within 2 weeks-- and close same day on both 4 weeks later.
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All the best, Kathryn
That's a great question and one that I hear a lot here in Evergreen as I help move families more or less in-town. In today's market it is especially important to properly leverage your purchasing ability by negotiating both an agreeable price on your ideal home AND an intelligently crafted contingency which functions to reserve your replacement property while allowing you an opportunity to find a Buyer for your existing home. Although there are many stories about Sellers having difficulty selling I just recently sold a Marshdale home at a great price to the second family who saw it for a Seller that had located their replacement home (in Conifer)! Working with a broker who has a ton of local experience makes a big difference because in order to sell promptly you need to hit the pricing right on the first try! In addition, Lookout Mountain has a few interesting quirks specific to the individual neighborhoods that I can help you navigate.
If you havenâ€™t already found the replacement property you can use http://www.EvergreenFacts.com although it starts zoomed in to Evergreen homes you can simply drag the map to Lookout Mountain, Genesee or wherever your heart desires! This map based search tool allows you to see exactly where each candidate sits relative to I-70, views, neighbors, etc, etcâ€¦ It also shows the pricing history for each home (if there have been price changes), as well as virtual tours, lots of pictures and many more resources.
Of course you can always call me and I can give you the inside scoop on any hopefuls. I am very active in this market and I am happy to be your advisor. You can reach me at (720)273-4262 directly and at BobMaiocco@kw.com.
Look online and when something comes up that looks good look at it. Is you home listed now?