Are you considering relocation, making a home upgrade, or downsizing? Make the move easier on your wallet with these money-saving ideas.

Review, Research, and Compare

It’s usually a good idea to check out the other listings in your area and to keep notes on the market trends. This research will give you a better idea of the market, and what features your home has to make it stand out from the competition.

Replace, Refresh, or Upgrade

It is important to have your home in its best condition to sell. To decide what needs to be replaced or upgraded, make a list of projected expenses based on your priorities and create a budget for these costs. If you don’t have the funds to cover these changes, ask your realtor to prioritize these items and take into account those that are less likely to affect potential buyers from making an offer.

Finding a Realtor and Real Estate Fees

There are many things to consider when selecting a realtor to work with you on the purchase of your home. You want to shop around and negotiate your real estate fees as well as ensure that you select an agent that you trust. You can utilize referrals from your mortgage lender, friends, or colleagues to assist with this process. Make sure to review the market knowledge and experience of your potential candidates. Sometimes you get what you pay for and saving a few bucks now could end up costing you more in the long run.

Get Creative with Staging

Consider what you already have when staging your home. Start by removing your personal items to create a space a potential buyer can picture themselves living in. Avoid spending money on new items if possible. Instead, reuse or repurpose what you have or consider borrowing pieces from a friend or family member. This can save your hard earned money for your new home!

Now What?

Looking for help to finance your new home after your current one sells? Contact one of our mortgage officers, they are happy to help!