As 2018 is wrapping up, I hope that you are able to look back on the year and be thankful for all of your blessings, I know I am!
I am also excited to move forward into 2019 because I believe it will be a great year filled with new opportunities. The Nashville area continues to grow by leaps and bounds and people are anxious to get settled here. New neighborhoods are springing up all over the metro area, and older neighborhoods are flipping as Boomers cash out on their family homes and Millennials move in to raise the next generation.
It’s an exciting time and interest rates are still historically LOW!
If you’re thinking about getting in on the selling and buying action in 2019, it’s never too early to let your Realtor know what you are looking for. Most agents have a number of listing coming out in the new year, so you an get an early jump on Selling & Buying. Talk with your agent early about your plans in the new year. Here are several things you can be doing now to prepare to sell in 2019…
- De-clutter and stage your home. For many, this takes considerable time, so instead of trying to kill yourself working over a short amount of time, spread out the work to align with the timeframe of when you want to list (see #4). For tips on de-cluttering, read this previous post. Be prepared for Staging (Less is more)
- Get your finances in order. There’s nothing worse than starting your online search for homes only to discover that you don’t qualify for the homes you’ve got your heart set on. You’ll need to have your finances in order before you get pre-qualified for a loan, so start organizing your paperwork and writing down everything you’ll need to hand to a mortgage lender. Need help choosing a lender? This post can help!
- Agree on a price. You’ll want to work with a trusted Realtor to find out what your home is worth and what price point will generate the most interest when you officially list. You’ll also need to work with your agent and agree on a price point as you begin your search for a new home.
- Agree on the timing. 2019 has the potential for higher interest rates, but now through early Summer is a great time to beat some of the uncertainty if that is a concern for you. If you have children in school, you might want to wait until it’s closer to the end of the school year, but keep in mind that there are longer waiting periods for closings now, so you’ll need to factor that into the timing.
Nashville-area real estate is a great investment, so call me today and I’ll help you get the best price for you home and help you find your next dream home! 2019 could be your best year yet! Remember……
…….. “You’ve Got a Friend in Real Estate”
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265 #doyouknowjarod
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