LISTING YOUR HOME TO MAKE ROOM FOR A

Growing Family

Congratulations!  A growing family is a wonderful change to look forward too.  And upgrading your living space is a common reaction to a family about to outgrow their current space.

A Growing Family!

Congratulations!  A growing family is a wonderful change to look forward too.  And upgrading your living space is a common reaction to a family about to outgrow their current space.

Homes for a growing familyThe new house may not cost more.

This might be counterintuitive to many but not all neighborhoods, communities, or cities are same.  For example, owning a home in the right neighborhood in the heart of a city often demands a greater price than a home sitting in the burbs’.  Are there tradeoffs?  Sure.  But don’t automatically assume a higher monthly mortgage payment simply because you need space for a cavernous man cave – I mean, spacious family room.

But, it probably will cost more.

Moving into a larger space often means having to fill that space – this means, more furniture and décor.  This may also mean more house and landscape maintenance, high utility bills, and sometimes, higher transportation costs if moving a bit further from your place of employment.

Consider Your Timing.

Most folks do not want two mortgages – and in highly competitive markets, contingency sales are not ideal in winning your dream home.  Speaking with your REALTOR® on how best to time your present home sale while shopping for your new home is the best place to start.  Your REALTOR® will take into consideration up-to-date real estate data they have exclusive access, local trends, and using their professional experience, formulate a plan that best mitigates timing concerns.

Sell Before Your Buy.

Ideally, you’ll want to sell your home before you buy your next home.  This represents a lot of moving parts and you’ll want your REALTOR® in the middle of it all to help coordinate the process.  Resist the urge to celebrate your home as being sold simply because you have an offer – your home is not sold until it closes.

Consider Her Timing.

Getting in and out of the car, looking at homes, going up and down stairs, packing – let’s be honest, doing much of anything while you’re near your due date just isn’t a good time.  Once the new baby arrives, time and energy will become an even more precious commodity.  But, just because you’re not prepared to truly buy your next home until your present one sells doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look with your REALTOR®.  Time looking at homes, hearing your likes and dislikes, sheds light on your personality and other intangibles often not expressed during the initial discussions regarding your needs/wants in your next home.  You’ll find that as time progresses, your REALTOR® is able to really show you properties that hit all your points.  And they’ll keep an eye out for your perfect home and be ready when your current home closes.

Congratulations!  A growing family is a wonderful change to look forward too.  And upgrading your living space is a common reaction to a family about to outgrow their current space.

Homes for a growing familyThe new house may not cost more.

This might be counterintuitive to many but not all neighborhoods, communities, or cities are same.  For example, owning a home in the right neighborhood in the heart of a city often demands a greater price than a home sitting in the burbs’.  Are there tradeoffs?  Sure.  But don’t automatically assume a higher monthly mortgage payment simply because you need space for a cavernous man cave – I mean, spacious family room.

But, it probably will cost more.

Moving into a larger space often means having to fill that space – this means, more furniture and décor.  This may also mean more house and landscape maintenance, high utility bills, and sometimes, higher transportation costs if moving a bit further from your place of employment.

Consider Your Timing.

Most folks do not want two mortgages – and in highly competitive markets, contingency sales are not ideal in winning your dream home.  Speaking with your REALTOR® on how best to time your present home sale while shopping for your new home is the best place to start.  Your REALTOR® will take into consideration up-to-date real estate data they have exclusive access, local trends, and using their professional experience, formulate a plan that best mitigates timing concerns.

Sell Before Your Buy.

Ideally, you’ll want to sell your home before you buy your next home.  This represents a lot of moving parts and you’ll want your REALTOR® in the middle of it all to help coordinate the process.  Resist the urge to celebrate your home as being sold simply because you have an offer – your home is not sold until it closes.

Consider Her Timing.

Getting in and out of the car, looking at homes, going up and down stairs, packing – let’s be honest, doing much of anything while you’re near your due date just isn’t a good time.  Once the new baby arrives, time and energy will become an even more precious commodity.  But, just because you’re not prepared to truly buy your next home until your present one sells doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look with your REALTOR®.  Time looking at homes, hearing your likes and dislikes, sheds light on your personality and other intangibles often not expressed during the initial discussions regarding your needs/wants in your next home.  You’ll find that as time progresses, your REALTOR® is able to really show you properties that hit all your points.  And they’ll keep an eye out for your perfect home and be ready when your current home closes.

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A Real Estate Professional With Stellar Property Assessment, Marketing and Negotiation Skills, Kent works closely with his clients to help them find their ideal dream home. His wealth of business and real estate experience provides assurance and peace of mind to clients as they navigate the complicated sales process. They trust him to have the knowledge needed to make good decisions during their transaction.

Quite simply, he is trusted. With a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients’ interests, Kent’s savvy negotiations and cutting edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Kent’s service. Kent is exceptionally well-respected not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his client’s success.

Visionary. As a licensed Broker and REALTOR®, Kent uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. He helps his clients see properties in a visionary light of past, present and future potential and value. Kent initiates communication in every phase of the transaction, and handles every minute detail from the first phone call all the way through to the closing table.

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