Empty Nester: How to Sell the Place You Call Home

David Limon
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Empty Nester: How to Sell the Place You Call Home

Are you am “Empty Nester” who needs a home for the future? Is it time to downsize or to move into another home more suitable for your glorious retirement years? Like thousands of home sellers, you may be discovering that after years of non-stop child traffic in and out of your doors, toys on the floor, music floating throughout, suddenly you can hear a pin drop over the quiet hum of the refrigerator. Your rooms are filled with pictures and memories of this wonderful time in your life, but there are many empty rooms gathering dust now that your children have moved on. The freer years ahead are exciting ones to look forward to, and it may be time for you to move as well. 

If you find your self in this situation, you’re in vast and good company. And what that means is that there are many wonderful opportunities for you create this new chapter in your life… if you know what it takes to get the most out of the equity you have built up in your currant home. To help you understand the issues involved in making such a move, and how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes most empty nesters make, we have prepared this special report to help you identify and plan for the move ahead. 

These are 3 of the 9 tips found in this report.  

#1 Know why You are selling and keep it to Yourself—The Reason behind your decision to sell affect everything from setting a price to deciding how much time and money to invest in getting your home ready for sale. What is more important to you: the money you walk away with, the length of time your property is on the market or both. Different goals will dictate different strategies. However, don’t reveal your motivation to anyone else or they may use it against you at the negotiating table. When asked, simply say that your housing needs have change. 

#2 Find Out what other homes are selling for: In fact, Your agent should this for you. Find out what comparable homes in your own and similar neighborhoods have sold for in the past 6 months, and research what current homes are listed for. That is certainly how prospective buyers will assess the worth of your home. 

#3 Maximize your home’s sales potential—Each year, corporate America spends billions on product and packaging design. Appearance is critical and it would be foolish to ignore this when selling your home. You may not be able to change your home’s location or floor plan, but you can do a lot to improve its appearance. The look and feel of your home generate a greater emotional response than any other factor. Before a showing clean like you have never cleaned before. Pick up, straighten, unclutter, scrub, scour and dust. Fix Everything, no matter how insignificant It may appear. Present your home to get a “wow” response from prospective buyers. Allow the buyers to imagine themselves living in your home. The decision to buy a home is based on emotion, not logic. Prospective buyers want to try on your home just like they would a new suit. If you follow them around pointing out improvements or if your décor is so different that it’s difficult for a buyer to strip it away in his or her mind, you make it difficult for them to feel comfortable enough to imagine themselves as an owner.  

If you would like to get all Tips visit https://www.riversidecountyrealestateinformation.com/coaching_emptynest or give me a call 951-447-8381 or if you or anyone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home, again call me at 951-447-8381 or pass on my number. If you would like to watch videos of home selling or buying tricks and tips check out our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjsX62j1VgI and remember to hit the subscribe button. Thanks Again.