Summer Is the Most Common Time For Moving Into a Different Home

Summer is the most common time for someone to move into a new home. With the hot and dry weather, it is easier to visit different neighborhoods or cities to look at the available properties. In addition, if you have children, then it is easier to transition them to a different school over the summer. You can also bring your children along while looking at homes without needing to take them out of school for the day. There are more homes available to look at in the summer, and this means that many homeowners are willing to negotiate a price on a property in order to make a faster sale. There are several things to consider when you want to move, including preparing your own home for selling to new owners along with understanding what to look for when buying a new property.

 

You May Need To Hire Two Real Estate Agents

If you are selling and buying homes at the same time, then you may need to have two real estate agents. One agent is responsible for listing and showing your current home while the other real estate agent will help you look for a different home. Having two real estate agents can seem complex, but when you are moving to a different location, it is necessary. It is important to hire real estate agents with excellent communications skills because you want the experts to listen to your requirements. Make sure that the real estate agents you hire are licensed in their selling region so that you will follow the correct regulations when buying and selling homes. To find real estate agents, talk to your neighbors, friends and relatives about who they hired. Before hiring real estate agents, meet with several of the professionals.

 

Prepare Your Current Home For the Real Estate Market

Potential homebuyers will want to look at your current home, so you must make sure to prepare it to look its best. First, it is essential to remove household clutter from as many areas as possible to make the rooms look bigger. Wash the walls, ceilings and countertops in your home, and also, make sure to shampoo the carpets. Polish the inside and outside of the windows of your home. Don’t forget to improve the exterior of your home by power washing the siding or painting the trim. As you are removing clutter and cleaning the exterior or interior of a home, keep a list of items that require a repair. If you are a do-it-yourselfer, then you can complete these repairs on your own, or you can hire an expert to fix damaged items.

 

Understand What To Look For When Buying a Home

Shopping for a new home is tiring, but you have to know what to look for to avoid making a mistake. If you are looking at numerous homes, then make sure to have a notebook so that you can keep track of each home’s pros and cons. Write the address of each home that you visit on the top of a page in your notebook, and write additional information as you walk through a home. Bring along your cellphone so that you can take photographs of the outside and inside of a home. Have a flashlight to make it easier to inspect dark areas such as a utility closet or kitchen cabinets. You must look at the plumbing fixtures, rooftop and electrical systems to avoid buying a home that has serious problems that will require an expensive repair.

 


Caitlin Weaver
Sales Representative
(416) 890-3017
cweaver@chestnutpark.com

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4T 1X3

(416) 925-9191