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June 11, 2019

Do not Worry Should You Be Moving Before Your Residence Sells--You Have Choices

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

Moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City before your residence 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 your home whenever a realtor wants to show the house. On the other side, no one would like to juggle not one but two mortgage loans. These are some tips for leaving a bare residence, in order to go ahead and transition to your new one in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.


The Unintentional Landlord

It is factual that various areas of the country have such a solid housing market that property owners have multiple offers the day their properties are listed. The flip side of this is that there are equally as many areas where houses don't sell quickly. If you are in the second category, you might not have the luxury of staying put up until the home sells--especially when it is a job change that's beckoning.

Consider renting your old home if your residence is slow to sell--it may be a financial win-win. Becoming an "accidental landlord" provides these types of possible advantages.

· Income stream to alleviate the stress of multiple house payments

· Your renters look after routine upkeep such as lawn work

· Renters also notice dripping water lines or downed tree branches which could result in major harm to your house

· Populated residences are less prone to be vandalized

· You proceed to establish equity in your old house

If you choose to go the renter route, you will be taking your house off of the market for a minimum of several months, rather more likely a full year. If you're a landlord neophyte, make use of a property or home management business to take over the process. They can locate and investigate renters, handle the leasing documentation, make sure the home is rent-ready, receive the rent payments, and distribute the payments in accordance with your state's leased-property regulations. The majority of management companies ask for a part of the rent as their price.

Vacant Houses could be Easier to Sell

A substantial myth about real estate property is that an empty home is tough to sell because a likely buyer needs to view your home furnishings to picture their own in the area. This is the truth--real estate agents sometimes favor a bare property to a filled one.

And here is the reason:

· An unfilled residence is not difficult to stage. There's a reason the Netflix show Tidying Up is such a huge hit--we all live together with a lot of stuff. Pushing all your hockey sticks, brooms, and space heaters inside a closet on top of the winter scarves and pet carriers will not be an option when you are getting your home prepared to sell. Purchasers wish to see a totally impractical picture of a Real Simple-inspired closet with evenly spaced, matching hangers, and a flawlessly located basket on the floor for two pairs of shimmering clean gardening clogs.

· An empty home is simpler to get ready for the market. Unless you had been in front of the neutrals craze and all your rooms happen to be cream, your real estate professional will almost certainly strongly encourage you paint the house either that or perhaps pale gray. Painting, housekeeping, resurfacing floor coverings, and the other odds and ends necessary to make your house habitable for someone else are hard to carry out if the home furnishings, children, along with family pets are scampering through non-stop. Let alone the boxes spread everywhere.

· A bare residence is uncomplicated to show. As your residence is always show-ready, it is less anxiety for everyone down the transactional chain--you needn't be on red-alert all the time, the real estate agents recognize they can take a client any time, and a potential home buyer is not going to be frustrated since they can't view the property whenever they wish.


It's not possible to simply lock the doors and drive away after the moving company loads the moving truck, you'll need to keep the utilities on and the lawn maintained. The following is the normal housekeeping for a vacant residence.

· Power

· Water

· Gas

· Lawn program

· Security system

There are various apps that let you manage the HVAC, lighting, and security system from another location. Ask your real estate agent regarding yard servicing should you move prior to when you have got a contract--many can provide that service, in addition to routine checks to the residence--as part of your deal.

Do not lose hope if you have not sold your house before it's time to move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City; you do have options for your old home. Allow your realtor or property manager carry out everything, so that you can focus on your new home.

Plus, if you need the help of a professional moving company to get your belongings out of your old house to your new home, give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa and Oklahoma City a call!


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