5 Things to Do Now to Capitalize on the Spring Housing Market

Senior Couple With For Sale Sold By Owner House SIgnFor seniors who have found the reason to move into a new home, the next step is the process of selling the old one. It may still be January, but don’t be fooled; now is the time to act to take advantage of the spring housing market. If you’re not prepared, attempting to sell in the spring could be a stressful experience. If you are properly prepared, though, the flurry of real estate activity in March and April can add up to an advantageous selling price and a smooth moving process.

Here are a few ways you can get ahead of the eight ball right now, so that you’re not left scrambling to get things in order when spring arrives.

1. Call a move manager
If you want to make your selling and moving process run as smoothly as possible, then the best way to get started is to call a move manager.

A senior move manager can help you to coordinate the logistics of the entire moving process. Not only will they be able to help organize things for your actual move, but they’ll also be able to provide you with trustworthy recommendations regarding realtors to contact, communities to look into, and more. They’ll make the process as easy for you as possible.

2. Find a community
It’s important to have a plan for your living accommodations after you sell your house. These days, there are an abundance of senior living communities to choose from. A move manager can help you determine which community will be right for you. Read our article on how to choose a senior living community, and spend time now to find a community that meets your needs and wants so that you can thrive in your new home. That way, when your home is sold, you’ll be prepared to move into your new one.

3. Assess the best channels to get rid of your stuff
One of the most intimidating parts of the moving process is often finding places for the extra things that can’t be taken to the new home. Now is the time to begin assessing the channels to distribute your old things. Whether you give items to friends and family, sell old things, or simply throw stuff away, starting the process sooner rather than later will ensure that things run smoothly when moving day finally arrives.

4. Organize your home to get it market-ready
From investing in home improvements to actually listing your home for sale, there is often a laundry list of items to complete in order to make your home market-ready. A realtor can help you to identify some of these tasks, and there is no better time to start then right now.

5. Call a realtor for a free assessment
Finally, an important step in preparing to sell your home is to contact a realtor to obtain an assessment of your house’s value. Your move manager can recommend trusted realtors who will provide an accurate assessment, and many realtors will offer this assessment for free. This can help you to set reasonable expectations on the market value of your home. It can also allow you to identify areas to improve before listing your home, ensuring that you receive the maximum value possible.

At TAD Relocation, we’ve been honored to assist with over 5,000 moves. This experience guides our recommendations and advice on every aspect of the moving process. If you want to take advantage of the spring housing market, give us a call at 240.403.0177 or contact us online. We’ll help you put a plan in place so that when the time comes to sell, you’ll be completely prepared.