Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home here in Nanaimo, it will undoubtedly be a big undertaking. It will require you to re-assess your financial and lifestyle choices to find a home that is meant for you.
Like most people, you may find it challenging to decide whether you want to sell your current home. Your home holds memories, and it was home to you for so long after all, and the idea of change may be daunting. However, with the help of a good Nanaimo Realtor this big change can be a positive experience.
It is important to know what is motivating you to want to sell. While the markets are hot, only you can determine the right time for yourself and your family to sell and move on.
To help you decide on whether to sell, here are a few reasons why this year is the year to consider selling your home:
Time Is of The Essence
Though rather unfortunate, the recent pandemic has brought lockdowns and quarantines to most of the world. This said, people have taken the newly found time to rekindle hobbies and projects that have been put off for so long. Still, it is essential to keep in mind, 2021 is a year to be cautious – however you may find that you have the time and perhaps motivation to take on home DIY projects, prepping and cleaning your home to sell, and getting everything else squared away for a move.
The Market is On Your Side
You have probably seen the markets rise and fall several times over the course of this last year alone. Still, despite the economic plights of the pandemic, the real estate market has boomed into a seller’s market — which is excellent news for those looking to sell.
The pandemic encouraged people to realize there is no time like the present. With the flexibility and shift of the working world, more people are finding it attractive to put down more permanent roots and shift out of the major metropolitan cities.
There is a global desire to own a home in a quieter suburban area such as Nanaimo.
With this recent boom in the market, desirable homes are getting sold quickly and often receive multiple offers which usually push the asking price higher.
Getting You Prepared
So, you’re ready to make those big changes and sell your home; what’s next? While there are certain things to do to help you be prepared to sell in the current market conditions, here are a few suggestions on prepping for a sale.
Finding that Perfect Real Estate Agent
No matter what type of home you are selling, or if you are still unsure as to when, finding that perfect real estate agent to support and guide you through the process is a great way to make the sale of your home easy. A good real estate agent will help reduce the stress of selling.
Starting Your Search
This one may not be as obvious, but in a housing, market so tailored to sellers, if you are looking to move, it is best to get an early jump on your new home search. It is likely that you will sell your home quickly, so it is best to chart out a timeline of when and where you want to move to.
Make Those Little Fixes
Small improvements have the possibility of contributing significantly to the big picture, especially when putting your house on the market. Fixing those small repairs, dusting away those cobwebs, decluttering and deep cleaning your house can truly change the game and make your house look totally move-in ready.
Clean, Clean, Clean
This one should go without saying, but one of the most important aspects of selling your house is making sure the potential buyers can see themselves living in your house. This may require a little more elbow grease than you are used to but doing a deep clean and decluttering will not only help simplify the moving process, but also gives you the opportunity to show off your home.
This is a year of opportunity and growth. For additional information on the state of the current Nanaimo real estate market please contact me.