Downsizing

From start to finish, all the details you need to successfully downsize & sell your home.

Are You Ready to Downsize?

We are here to  assist you in navigating the exciting transition to a more manageable and simplified living space. Whether you're an empty nester looking to downsize from a large home, a retiree seeking a cozy retreat, or simply someone craving a lifestyle change, we're here to guide you every step of the way. Downsizing is not just about moving to a smaller property; it's about maximizing comfort, minimizing maintenance, and embracing a new chapter tailored to your evolving needs. Explore our resources, expert advice, and listings to discover the perfect downsizing solution that suits your lifestyle and aspirations. Let's embark on this journey together towards a more streamlined and fulfilling way of living.

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Questions to Consider


WHAT IS THE MARKET LIKE?

IS NOW A GOOD TIME FOR ME TO SELL?

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF I'M PLANNING TO SELL MY HOME SOON?

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So what does this mean to you? It depends...

How long have you owned your home?

How much do you owe on your home?

Have you made improvements to your home in the last 5 years?

Where is your home located?

What’s happening in your neighborhood?

How motivated are you to sell?

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Hiring a REALTOR®


What should I be doing if I am thinking of selling?

  • Interview REALTORS® to determine the value of your home and the qualifications of the REALTOR®.
  • How many homes have they sold in your area in the last year?
  • What is their list price to sale price ratio in the last year?
  • How many days on market does it take them to sell a home versus the market average?
  • How will they market your home?
  • Will they stage your home?
  • Ask for references!
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Hiring a REALTOR®


STAGING

Should you stage your home?

TYPES OF STAGING:

  • Consultation
  • Virtual
  • Actual
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Benefits of Staging


  1. Helps buyers visualize & emotionally connect.
  2. Creates quality online images.
  3. Stats show staging can help sell a home faster for a higher price.
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Getting your home ready...


✓ Assess your curb appeal.
✓ What should I be doing?
✓ Walk through with a critical eye.

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Purge and Pack!


What should I be doing if I am thinking of selling?

  • Arrange for a storage facility for excess furnishings & support for a quick move if necessary.
  • Do a thorough walk-through and repair issues identified.
  • Talk to your lender or financial planner.
  • Estate sale?

SHOULD YOU HAVE A PRE-LISTING HOME INSPECTION?

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What's Involved in a Home Inspection?


  • The buyer, the home inspector and the real estate agent come to your home for 3-4 hours for the inspection.
  • A home inspection is an objective, 3rd party assessment of your home.
  • Goal - to assess potential issues such as water damage, roof condition, electrical systems, plumbing issues, and any structural/foundation issues.
  • Inspection does not cover things like cosmetic issues, home decor, finishes etc
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Plan for a TOTAL cost of 8-10% of your sale price.


Seller Pays:

  • Realtor® fees
  • POA/HOA Docs Termite, well & septic
  • Gov ’t required transfer fees & taxes

Buyer Pays:

  • Realtor® fees?
  • Home Inspection
  • Title Insurance
  • Prepaid insurance & taxes

Work With Us

The team at Denise Ramey Real Estate has extensive experience in the local market in Central Virginia and the Charlottesville area, allowing you to enjoy a more simplified process. We handle everything in-house, from the first steps of your search through to the final details of the transaction. We leverage our extensive network to benefit buyers and sellers alike, ensuring that your transaction is as simple as possible.

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