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5 Real Estate New Year’s Resolutions for your Home Search

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You’re ringing in the New Year with some life changing news: you’re about to buy your dream (or starter) home or sell your home! As excited as you are, don’t just jump in to the real estate market. Use one of these New Year’s resolution to ensure that your home search and sale are stress free and save you money (another fulfill more of your New Year’s resolutions!):

  1. I will find out what my budget is for my new house BEFORE I start my home search. Going shopping without a budget is a sure way to set yourself up for disappointment. Talk to your lender to find out how much you qualify for, then contact a real estate agent about your home search. There are also other steps you can take to ready yourself for your home search.
  2. I will make my house look like a million bucks. Don’t just put your house on the market. If you want to get top dollar for your house, take these steps to prepare your house for sale.
  3. I will do my homework. Knowing the importance of earnest money, and the pros and cons of short sales and foreclosures helps you avoid some of the pratfalls that come with the real estate market.
  4. I will get a home inspection. This is a simple measure that we suggest for buyers AND sellers, and you can read why in our blog post.  
  5. I will ask my real estate agent for recommendations. An experienced real estate agent can give you advice about readying your home for sale, looking for a new home and throughout the sale process. Don’t feel like you are going through the sale process alone, ask your real estate agent for advice.

Remember, just because your sister’s mother’s cousin is a realtor doesn’t mean they are the real estate agent for you, or have the experience or expertise to guide you through your real estate sale. Choose a top real estate agent with experience in Dodge and Jefferson counties, and surrounding Wisconsin communities. The right realtor can recommend home inspectors and other professionals necessary for your home purchase or sale, and has the expertise that can save you thousands of dollars—and that’s a New Year’s resolution that everyone can enjoy.