4 Signs You're Ready to Sell Your Home in Alaska
You may have read our previous blog post on how to know if you're ready to buy a home in Alaska and now it's the home seller's turn. This summer, homeowners were showing that they were finally ready to move and in some cases, finally able to move given their home equity. But how do you know if you are one of the homeowners that should take the leap?
Of course, there are many contributing factors that will ultimately place that "For Sale" sign in your yard, but below are a few tell-tale signs you're ready to sell your home in Alaska:
The home is no longer part of your plan
Perhaps your family is growing, you need more space or the home just doesn't meet your needs anymore— it might be time to find a place that better suits you. Another common sign you're ready to sell is the desire to live in another part of Alaska, another city or another school district. Where do you see yourself in the future? Does it include your current home? If not, taking advantage of the current Alaskan real estate market conditions may be a wise choice.
You are no longer attached to the home
Homes in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River and Palmer hold strong emotional attachments for those that live in them. Even if your current home meets your needs, the attachment may have faded. In order to be ready to sell, you need to view your home as product, not as something that brings about strong feelings. If you have any connection to the home, you're probably not ready to sell and will not end up listening to the sales advice of your Alaskan real estate agent.
You can afford to move
Selling your home in Alaska and buying new ultimately depends on your financial situation. If you've crunched the numbers on a mortgage calculator, browsed our real estate listings and even been pre-approved for a new mortgage, you're more than prepared to make a move. When you're financially ready to purchase a new home and considered all of the costs involved, including closing costs and moving expenses, you are ready to sell your home.
You are willing to make changes
Sometimes selling your home in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River or Palmer means having to implement changes and make repairs. Many home sellers are not willing to put the work into their home in order to sell, but if you are ready to do what it takes, the time may be right for you. Small renovations and updates can help sell your property and you are ready to sell if you have no problems with putting in the work.
At Madden Real Estate, we work on your behalf with your best interests in mind no matter if you're buying or selling a home. For home sellers, we have a Guaranteed Sales Program in place to ensure a successful sale. If we don't sell your home, we'll buy it! We have confidence in our staff, tools and resources and when you work with us, you will too! Contact us today to chat about selling your Alaskan home— what do you have to lose?
We look forward to hearing from you!