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Develop a Home Selling Timeline

by Donna Budoff 09/03/2018

Looking to list your house and maximize its value? Ultimately, a home selling timeline can make a world of difference, regardless of where your house is located.

A home selling timeline enables you to map out the home selling journey. Then, you can decide the best steps to ensure you can achieve your home selling goals as quickly as possible.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an effective home selling timeline.

1. Set a Deadline

When do you want to be out of your current house and living elsewhere? Establish a home selling deadline, and you can determine how much time you have to navigate the home selling journey.

If you need to sell your home in a matter of weeks, you'll likely need to move quickly if you want to achieve the best-possible results. Thus, you'll need to make a plan to ensure you can promote your house to the right buyers and speed up the home selling process.

Conversely, if you have several months to sell your house, you may be able to take a gradual approach to listing and promoting your residence. In this scenario, it may be worthwhile to conduct a home inspection, identify any underlying home problems and address these issues. That way, you can perform assorted house improvements to boost the value of your residence.

2. Determine Your Budget

A home selling timeline and budget often go hand-in-hand, and for good reason. If you craft a home selling budget in conjunction with your timeline, you can ensure you have the necessary finances for expenses that may arise during the home selling journey.

For example, consider what may happen if a homebuyer identifies myriad home problems during an inspection. In this situation, a buyer may ask you to complete home improvements in order to move forward in the home selling process. And if you have already set aside funds for home improvements, you can complete these tasks and ensure you can stick to your home selling timeline.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

For home sellers, it generally helps to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you create a successful home selling timeline and address a wide range of home selling hurdles.

A real estate agent understands the complexities of selling a house and will make it easy for you to make informed decisions throughout the home selling journey. He or she will teach you about the housing market and ensure you can establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. Next, a real estate agent will promote your house to prospective buyers and help you review offers on your residence. And once you receive a fair homebuying proposal, a real estate agent will ensure you can quickly and effortlessly finalize a home sale.

Set up a timeline for selling your house – you'll be glad you did. If you use the aforementioned tips, you can establish an effective home selling timeline that guarantees you can optimize the profits from your home sale.

About the Author

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Donna Budoff

Hi, I'm Donna Budoff and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional like me by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.

Here's what some of my clients have said about me.

Thanks to Donna, the process of selling our home was, while sometimes stressful, seamless. Donna was very hands-on, professional, knowledgeable, and always available to answer any questions or concern. She was with us every step of the way, from providing a home stager and professional photographer at the beginning, to being there for the walk-thru and closing. We would definitely recommend Donna to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling in Rockland County. 

Lori and Robert MacLeod

  

Realtor Donna Budoff recently helped us sell our home in Suffern, N.Y. From our first interaction to our last with Donna she was the consummate professional. I can't imagine anyone working harder for a client. Donna always went above and beyond our expectations in order to sell our home. This included hiring a stager to optimize the look of the home, running multiple open houses for other realtors and potential buyers, and keeping in close touch with us in a very timely manner. Even when we didn't call her she called up to keep us informed. Donna is a kind, caring person who listens carefully and respectfully to her clients and answers every question knowledgeably and in a timely fashion. Once our house was sold the transaction went smoothly in great part because Donna followed through on all of the details, even the smallest one. She made what could have been quite a stressful situation a positive experience. It was indeed an absolute delight working with Donna Budoff to sell our home. I would highly recommend Donna to anyone who was interested in buying or selling a home. She is the best!