It’s 2016! It’s time for reflection, renewal, and resolutions. While most people make efforts to improve personally, not much attention is given to the places we spend much of our time – our homes. Do you want to sell your home, but know those needed repairs will affect your asking price? Is this your year to purchase that forever dream home, but you don’t know where to begin? Whether you’re a buyer or seller, the key to a successful home resolution is preparation.
Focusing on Preparation – Sellers
Although it’s cold outside, the real estate market is still hot during the winter months. Now is the time to plan your home goals. If you are preparing to sell your home, focus on interior work such as flooring, painting, and plumbing. It’s also a great time to schedule a mechanical check for your home’s heating, cooling, and electrical systems. Home improvement professionals have more availability during winter, which should make preparation simpler.
Focusing on Preparation – Buyers
If you’re a potential buyer, start the New Year by checking your credit report. You can obtain free credit reports from the three major credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – at www.annualcreditreport.com. There are also companies that provide credit scores for an additional fee. Once you receive your reports, review them for errors and address any credit issues. Avoid making major credit purchases (such as automobiles) because they can negatively impact your credit score and derail your home purchase even after you’ve entered into a contract.
In addition to reviewing credit reports, you should prepare your tax returns and make sure your tax returns for the previous three years are readily available. Lenders use tax returns to verify income and determine loan eligibility. Take time to choose the best lender to meet your needs.
Real Estate Professionals Can Help
Real estate professionals can assist you with your 2016 home resolutions. They can help potential sellers by connecting them with reputable contractors to prepare homes for sale. They can also help sellers buy researching comparable home sells in order to properly set a sale price that attracts the right buyers and maximizes the home’s value.
Real estate professionals also have networks of lenders that can help buyers. If you have a particular preferences, real estate agents can help you narrow your neighborhood search.
Don’t put it off any longer! Real estate agents at Eden Regento can help you prepare your home for sale or assist you in the search for your dream home. Contact us today at our website www.edenregento.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (614) 902-3969. It’s time to unveil your 2016 home resolution!