Preparing for the Spring & New Year Real Estate Market Starts Now
It’s hard to believe that 2018 is soon coming to a close. With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking about what you should do if you might buy or sell a home in 2019. While many people wait until spring to begin their home-buying or selling process, we are here to tell you that the time to start is now.
In real estate, spring begins in January—long before the first buds appear on the trees. When selling a home for clients who want to take advantage of that spring market, we get to work with them as soon as possible—often as early as Thanksgiving. We start the process of preparing their homes for sale, whether that’s removing clutter or planning renovations. We do everything possible to get their home ready to hit the market for sale right at the peak time to ensure maximum return and minimum stress.
Likewise, when we are working with buyers who want to move in the spring, we encourage them to start preparing now. With our low inventory environment, chances are high that you’ll be competing with other buyers for a home. That means it is critical for would-be buyers—whether it’s your first home or an investment property—to be proactive and prepare now.
So what should you do next? Contact our team to schedule a consultation appointment.
Heading into winter is a great time to meet and discuss your real estate plans for 2019. We can guide you through the home-buying process based on your individual needs. Will start by signing you up to receive automatic listing alerts based on your specific criteria, so you’re informed the minute a new home comes on the market. In addition, we can connect you to our partners at Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, so you can start the process of getting pre-approved for a mortgage, making you that much more competitive.
Similarly, if you currently own a property and are looking to sell that property and purchase a new home in 2019, we can help walk you through what you need to do to sell your house before buying a new home. We will also guide you on how the real estate market and process has changed since the last time you purchased a home.
Finally, even if you aren’t currently interested in selling your home and just want a complimentary equity evaluation on your property, we would be happy to help with that too.As always we are here to answer any of your questions.
It is never too soon to start preparing for a move - whether you are buying or selling.
The Power of Team,
Marnie Schaar & Associates Long & Foster Real Estate are licensed Virginia Real Estate : Marnie@LNF.com · Cell: 703.509.3107
Margo@LNF.com · Cell: 571.509.6009 2100 Reston Pkwy Suite 102 · Reston, VA 20191