A Smooth Transition: How to Move Before the Back-to-School Rush

A Smooth Transition: How to Move Before the Back-to-School Rush

Are you thinking about making a move before the back-to-school craze hits?


You're not alone, and I'm here to tell you that it's totally doable! As your trusted real estate agent, I've got some insider tips to help you navigate the selling and buying process smoothly, so you can snag those front door keys just in time for the school year kick-off. Let's dive into how we can make it happen together.

Real Estate Market Insights

Now, I know spring and summer usually steal the show in the real estate world, but starting your search now has its perks. We've got a wider selection of properties to choose from, a larger pool of potential buyers, and we can time your move perfectly to coincide with the summer break. I've got all the local market info you need – from available listings to price comparisons and how long homes typically stay on the market. I may even have some upcoming listings that might be the right spot for you!

Financial Preparation

Understanding your financial situation is key before diving into the real estate market. It'll help us determine the type and location of your next home and whether it makes sense to sell your current one first. Let's work with a trusted lender to explore your loan options and solidify your budget. A clear picture of your finances will not only reduce moving stress but also guide our decision-making process effectively. Here's a free home valuation to get you started.

Getting Organized

Moving can feel overwhelming, but with the right approach, we can make it a breeze. Start by decluttering your current space – sell, donate, or toss items you no longer need. This will lighten your packing load and prep your home for listing. As the big day approaches, invest in quality moving supplies like sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and markers for labeling. And if you're a fan of checklists like I am, now's the time to shine!

Listing Your Home

When you're ready to list your current home, let's do a walkthrough together to identify any repairs or enhancements needed. I've got a network of reliable service providers who can help with anything beyond your DIY skills. Plus, we'll make sure your home appeals to a broad range of buyers through updated staging and professional photography. This may come in handy: 30 Day Plan to Prep Your Home.

Finding Your Dream Home

Now comes the fun part – finding your dream home! We'll start by creating a wish list and ranking your must-have features. I'll scour listings online and schedule visits to potential homes. As you explore different spaces, ask yourself if you can picture your family living there. Is the kitchen perfect for your culinary adventures? Is there enough space for the kids to play? Remember, the market moves fast, so when we find the one, we'll be ready to make a move.

So, yes, you can make your move before school starts, and I'm here to make sure it's a smooth journey from start to finish. Let's establish your timeline, put together a plan, and get you settled into your new home before the school bells ring.

Work With Tracy

More than 90% of Tracy's business comes from referrals because they know she always has her clients' best interests at heart. Real estate is a full-time business for her, with her clients, both past and present, always remaining a key priority. Contact Tracy today!

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