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June 11, 2019

Please don't Panic In Case You Are Moving Before Your Home Sells--You Have Alternatives

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving to San Antonio ahead of your home selling can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there's no need to toss all your junk inside the car and speed out of the home when a real estate agent needs to show the home. Alternatively, no one would like to juggle two mortgages. Here are some tips for departing an empty house, in order to go on and transition to your new one in San Antonio.


The Accidental Landlord

It's true that various regions of the country have such a solid real estate market that property owners may have several offers the day their properties are listed. The other side of this is that there are virtually as many parts where homes will not sell easily. If you're in the last mentioned category, you possibly will not have the luxury of staying put up until the property sells--even more so if it is a career change which is beckoning.

Consider renting your old property if your home is slow to sell--it may be a financial win-win. Turning into an "accidental landlord" has these possible advantages.

· Money flow to ease the stress of two property loans

· Your tenants look after routine maintenance such as lawn work

· Renters also notice leaky water lines or even downed branches which could cause serious problems for your house

· Lived in residences are less likely to be vandalized

· You proceed to establish equity in your old residence

Should you decide to move the renter route, you're taking your residence off of the market for a minimum of half a year, more likely a full year. If you happen to be a landlord beginner, engage a property or home management organization to take over the function. They can locate and investigate renters, handle the leasing documentation, ensure that the residence is rent-ready, attain the rent payments, and disperse the monies in accordance with your state's leased-property regulations. Lots of management organizations ask for a portion of the rent as their price.

Empty Residences may be Preferable to Sell

A substantial myth regarding real estate property is that a vacant house is difficult to sell because a potential home buyer needs to observe your home furnishings to visualize their own inside the space. Here is the reality--real estate agents in some cases desire an empty property to a populated one.

Here is why:

· An unfilled home is not difficult to stage. There is a reason the Netflix show Tidying Up is such a big hit--we all live together with way too much stuff. Pushing all your golf clubs, mops, and space heaters inside of a closet on top of the winter boots in addition to pet carriers is just not a solution when you are getting your house prepared to sell. Purchasers wish to see a totally outlandish picture of a Real Simple-influenced closet with equally spread, corresponding hangers, and a flawlessly placed basket on the floor for two pairs of sparkling clean gardening shoes.

· A vacant house is best to get ready for the market. Unless you ended up in front of the neutrals movement and all your rooms happen to be ecru, your realtor will probably strongly encourage you paint the residence either that or perhaps soft gray. Painting, cleaning, resurfacing flooring, and the remaining odds and ends important to make your home livable for another person are hard to accomplish if all the home furnishings, children, and pups are running through non-stop. Let alone the cardboard boxes scattered everywhere.

· A vacant property is straightforward to show. If your house is continually show-ready, it's less stress for everybody on the transactional chain--you don't have to be on red-alert continuously, the realtors recognize they're able to take a customer any time, and a would-be home buyer won't end up getting frustrated when they can't see the property whenever they choose.


You cannot merely lock the doors and drive away once the moving company loads the moving van, you will need to keep the utilities on and also the yard taken care of. Here is the normal housekeeping for an empty residence.

· Power

· Water

· Gas

· Lawn service

· Security system

There are several apps that let you regulate the heating and cooling, lamps and lights, along with alarm system remotely. Ask your realtor about lawn maintenance should you move prior to when you have got a contract--several are able to offer that assistance, in addition to regular checks to the property--as a component of your deal.

Don't despair if you haven't sold your house before it is time to move to San Antonio; you do have options for your old house. Allow your realtor or property manager carry out everything, so you can give attention to your new home.

Not to mention, if you'd like the help of a professional moving company to get your things out of your old home to your new home, give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio a call!


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