Relocating? Sage Offers Tips for Successfully Finding and Moving into Homes for Sale in Wayne, PA
Whether for a job change or just a desire to live in the Main Line area, people are regularly looking for homes for sale in Wayne, PA. Relocation can be challenging, though, so Sage offers tips to make the process easier, from the search to moving in.
Your Search for Homes for Sale in Wayne, PA
Before you can relocate, you have to find the right home! Whether you have plenty of time to prepare or a little, these tips will prove useful.
Find a great agent.
A Realtor®, especially one well-acquainted with the area you are moving into, is extremely valuable. When you are searching for homes for sale in Wayne, PA from a distance, learning about schools, neighborhood demographics, home values and other essential information requires a lot of research, and even then, you only have part of the picture. A local real estate agent will be able to show you the best walkable neighborhoods, or the quietest, or homes that you would find especially interesting. They are also the best bet for learning quickly about new homes coming onto the market and for knowing what kind of offer is most likely to get you results in the local market.
Especially in a seller’s market, like the one we are currently experiencing, you need to be prepared to move quickly when you find the right home. In the existing real estate climate, a buyer whose loan is only waiting for a favorable appraisal and inspection will have more leverage than a buyer at the beginning of the loan process.
Consider future moves in your home selection.
If you are employed with a company that requires frequent relocation, you may only be in your new home for a few years. Consider homes that will retain value and which have commonly desirable features. A good buyer’s agent will be knowledgeable about the historical real estate information of local communities and will be a valuable source of insight.
Be ready to jump in.
With your own notes and the advice of your Realtor® be ready to make a decision. Agents can provide a comparable market analysis (CMA) quickly, which will better inform your offer decision.
Preparing Your Own House for Sale
Whether before you begin looking for a new home for sale, or during the process, start preparing your own home for listing. Packing up and paring down is part of this preparation.
Fix issues, paint and clean.
You know your home better than anyone, so you probably already know some things that will make the inspection and sale go more smoothly. Start by repairing damaged walls and flooring, and adding a fresh coat of paint. A clean home will make a better impression on new home seekers, as well as lay the groundwork for an easier move-out.
To rid yourself of belongings that you will no longer need in your new home, hold garage sales, give items away to charities, and gift friends or neighbors. You will be glad for the lighter load when packing time comes!
Stage home for buyer visits.
With plenty of experience showing homes, your Realtor® will be a great source of advice for staging your home to best effect. Remove personal photos from the walls and remove clutter so buyers can envision their own possessions in the space.
As you prepare to actually pack up for the move to your new home, remember these suggestions:
- Inventory belongings with a camera so that you have a record of the item as well as its condition before moving—especially if you are using a moving company.
- Measure doorways and dimensions of rooms in your new home to see if your furniture will fit. This action will help you decide which items to get rid of BEFORE you pack the truck.
- Organize your belongings and label boxes carefully with contents and the room destination.
- Keep your valuables separate (such as jewelry, fragile items, and personal papers like passports) and carry them yourself.
- File your change of address forms and get utilities transferred.
Call Sage Realty for Experienced Help Finding Homes for Sale in Wayne, PA and other Main Line Communities
Moving from another state, or even from across town, presents challenges. For busy residents who need to relocate, and who want to find the right new home, having a buyer agent represent them is vital. Sage’s real estate agents know the Main Line communities well, and are committed to helping buyers find the right homes at the right price. For more information about our services or homes for sale in Wayne, PA and other Main Line neighborhoods, contact us today!