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Should you wait for home prices to go up?

A week ago I asked the question, Should you Downsize Before You Retire? Today Steve Harney asked the question, Is it the Price of your Home or the Price of your Happiness? Both blog posts relate to doing what’s right for your life today rather than holding out for more dollars.

Yes, this is simplistic and yes, sometimes you don’t have the option of selling today to go on to the next phase of your life. Steve related the story of someone who wanted to move to Florida to with his daughter and grandchild. We had an opposite situation – a young couple with a baby who wanted to move back north to where their families were. In both of those situations, family won over price.

If you’ve decided you’d be happier living somewhere else, make your current home as appealing as possible to potential buyers and price it to sell. We’ll be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.


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The 3 Ps of selling your property quickly


There are 3 Ps to selling your home quickly:  Price  –  Prepare  –  Present

Price it right.  It doesn’t matter what you paid for it or how much you have in it. It doesn’t matter if it’s “fair”. It doesn’t matter what you could have sold it for 2 years ago. It’s all about what’s actually selling – which do include short sales and foreclosures – and also what other homes are on the market. If you want to sell quickly, price it below those. If you Read the rest of this entry »

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