Moving Out Before You Sell Can Put You at a Disadvantage

Are you at a disadvantage when you’re selling your home and it’s vacant? Let’s talk about this scenario in this video,  “Moving Out Before You Sell Can Put You at a Disadvantage”:

Is an Empty House Harder to Sell?

If you decide to move out of your home before you put it on the market, does this affect you in any way? The answer is yes. If you move out of your home before you list it, this can put you in a disadvantage when negotiating.

The first thing that buyers are going to ask is where you went, how long the home has been vacant, and if you’ll take the home for less (since you’re already gone!). Buyers know that you’ve already moved on from that home, so it can be more difficult to sell a vacant home since buyers will be looking for a deal since it’s obvious that the home needs to be sold.

Talk to your real estate agent and come up with a strategy that works best for you and your situation. Sometimes moving out before putting your house on the market can’t be avoided, but other times you and your realtor can work together on a timeline that fits your moving and listing needs.


More Common Questions About Selling a Home

I know you probably have a lot more questions about selling a home and you’re in luck! I have more common questions about selling a home that you can find answers to HERE.

These common questions can include things like can I buy and sell a home at the same time, when is the best time to sell my home, or even at what list price you need to sell your home. 

Want more information? Download my Sellers Guide here: 

Sellers Guide 

I’m here to help. If you don’t see the answer to one of your home selling questions, reach out to me today! I have plenty of resources and expert tips to help you through the process of selling your home.

Need More Information on Selling Your Home?

Vacating your home before you sell it may not initially seem like a bad idea, but after reading this post you’re bound to think twice! If you’re selling your home, make sure you have a trustworthy real estate agent by your side to help you. If you are selling your home in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area, reach out to me today! Let me help you through the process of selling your home.

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If you’re new to the Birmingham area and have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Dianna Howell with The Howell Group: 205-568-5435 or for information on Pelham, Alabama real estate by Dianna Howell, top listing agent in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Visit our website for more information on the Birmingham area:  

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Dianna Howell

The Howell Group of Keller Williams in the Birmingham Alabama area

Top Birmingham Real Estate Agent