Typically, the biggest financial issue in relocation is timing the sale of your home right. It can be difficult to gauge how long it will take a house to sell in any given market. You're more likely to sell your house quickly if you prepare it for sale.
Get the House Ready to Sell
Identify repair issues, cosmetic or otherwise, which need to be fixed. The better the condition the house is in, the faster you will be able to sell it and move for your new job. Make your house look appealing to prospective buyers. Add a fresh coat of paint, steam-clean your carpets, replace dead plants and flowers, and pack away unnecessary personal belongings to make the house look as open and inviting as possible. This step serves a dual purpose, as you will simultaneously be packing for your relocation.
Tips to Make Relocating Easier
- Consider working with a licensed real estate professional. Trying to sell your home and relocate to start a new job can be a challenging process in itself. An experienced real estate agent can advertise your property to qualified buyers who are ready to make an immediate decision. The time and expense this saves you could very well make up for the commission the agent will charge for selling your property.
- If relocating for a job, ask your new employer about relocation assistance. Some employers are willing to cover the costs associated with selling a home, including working with an agent. Some employers may even be willing to subsidize your mortgage if you need to move to your new location to start your new position before your house sells.
- Offer to include key appliances, and even furniture if it is in good condition, in the home’s asking price. Relocation means packing up all of your personal belongings and moving them to your new location, which requires time, money and effort. Including barbecue grills, hot tubs, and even heavy furniture pieces such as armoires, pool tables, sectional furniture and big-screen TVs can be an attractive incentive for buyers.
Renovation Realty Can Help You Relocate
Whether you are relocating to the San Diego or Bay Area or you are moving out of the areas, Renovation Realty can help make the transition smooth and successful. We are familiar with San Diego County and the nine Bay Area counties, which is an extremely important part of a successful relocation. We can help you find the perfect neighborhood to move into. If you need to sell your home to begin your new journey, we are ready to help prepare your home to go to market and sell your property for the most profit, with no out-of-pocket costs to you quickly.
When the time came to sell our parents' home, it seemed an overwhelming task. The house needed a lot of attention. The job was more than we could handle Renovation Realty made an impossible task become an amazing reality. Within 3 months the house was completely redone, sold after the first open house, and escrow closed in a timely fashion!
The Renovation Realty business model is a home seller’s dream. Where else can a cash-strapped homeowner find a partner, who has the financial resources to front the money, design and construction expertise to complete full-scale renovations, and then operate a full-service realty operation with a home seller's profit in mind.
I used Steve and his crew to do some basic upgrades and work before I put my house on the market. With great execution and market research, once we hit the market, we received offers over asking price within 6 days. I would highly recommend using Renovation Realty.
It was a difficult time for our family and selling our home of 37 years was a decision we didn't take lightly. They transformed our well-worn home into a bright new place. We closed in under 30 days at 20K over asking price.
If you’re reading their business model and wondering, what’s the catch? There is none! The entire team at Renovation Realty was professional, straight-forward, and accommodating throughout the renovation and sale of my home. Selling your house is already tough enough-they made it as PAINLESS as possible.
Keith and Griffin were instrumental in advising us what renovations would give us top dollar for our home and then carrying out those renovations in a timely and professional manner. We received multiple offers for our home. We know that this only happened because of Renovation Realty.”
-Jonathan and Sherri B.
We recently worked with Renovation Realty to sell our San Diego home and were more than pleasantly surprised with our experience. Everything was disclosed to us and laid out several options. Highly recommend this company!
Griffin and Terri did an incredible job of getting the house listed and sold quickly for a top market price! They have perfected a unique concept to get a house ready for sale that needs some work, with no out-of-pocket cost to the owner!