Wow! 2016 has been another big year in real estate, and I am so thankful for everyone who has trusted me as their Realtor. If you're thinking about getting in on the selling and buying action in 2017, there are several things you can be doing now to prepare.
1. 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.
2. 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!
3. 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.
4. Agree on the timing. 2017 has the potential for higher interest rates, and election years can sometimes be uncertain, but now is still a great time to put down roots and make an investment in Middle Tennessee. If you have children in school, you might want to wait until 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! 2017 could be your best year yet!
"You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty 615.373.2814
Posted on 12/21/2016 9:37 AM by Jarod
Family homes and valuables hold so many special memories. Flashbacks of Thanksgiving meals, Christmas celebrations, and backyard gatherings can trigger warm feelings for those who have spent time there with friends and family. That's why it is often so difficult when the decision has to be made to sell the home of family members who have passed away or who have made the move to downsize in their later golden years.
The task of liquidating personal possessions and preparing a home to sell can seem overwhelming from the outset, but you should not have to face this alone. As a Realtor, I consider it a special privilege when clients trust me to help them handle this process. When you allow me into your world to see the sometimes not-so-pretty parts, I can help you figure out what is most important. I will place great value on the home that means so much to you and make sure that a buyer will see that great value too.
One of the ways to make this process go smoothly is for us to work together with a reputable company that specializes in these tasks. Michael Taylor Estate and Moving Sales has been Nashville's leading estate sale company for eight years. They provide comprehensive liquidation services for homeowners and businesses in the Metro area and beyond.
Homeowners looking to stage a home for sale are often faced with the difficult decision of what to do with all of their "stuff." Clients often say that they simply don't know where to start! Their trained, friendly staff understands the emotional challenges of dealing with a home sale/move, and they do their best to make the experience of liquidating personal items stress-free for their clients, while achieving excellent sales results.
Michael Taylor has more than 35 years in the real estate, housing, interior design and antique/vintage resale business; this first-hand industry knowledge and proven experience make all the difference in your results. They have the market knowledge necessary to get top dollar for their clients, and they have long-standing relationships with a loyal customer base who love to buy from their sales.
Whether you are looking to clean out a home or business or simply to downsize, they can help! They also offer the ability to hold estate and moving sales off-site at their 9,000 sq. ft. warehouse/retail store, Michael Taylor At Home, for those who are unable to hold their sale on their property or who need to clean out their home prior to staging their property for sale.
We know that Nashville's real estate market moves fast, and they have the staff and experience to accommodate tight deadlines. I am able to work hand-in-hand with them as your Realtor to make sure the burden is taken off your family's shoulders. Please call me and let's start the discussion!
"You've Got a Friend in Real Estate".... Have wonderful THANKSGIVING
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty 615.373.2814
For more information about Michael Taylor Estate and Moving Sales, visit their website at www.michaeltaylorestatesales.com, or please feel free to call us at 615-545-2867.
Posted on 11/23/2016 10:26 AM by Jarod
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