It’s the time of year when people who are thinking about making a move in 2019 are out kicking tires at open houses. If you have a property to sell, now is the time to get that property on the market. The thing about real estate—true in the Lake Minnetonka market as well—is that real is that real estate is a slow moving train. It takes a while to get on the train, it takes a while to get off the train. The reason for this is that it takes a while to get a train up to speed and to stop. 

As I write this post I have a vision of Harrison Ford in the Fugitive leaping off a yellow school bus as the train barrels down on him. 

The point I’m trying to make is that in real estate, things don’t always happen immediately but given enough time they do. If you are thinking about making a move, you need to prepare for that event to occur. One of the easiest ways you can start to prepare is to do some reasearch on the internet—viewing homes and market reports online is a great way to do so. 

Another thing you can do is start going to open houses to see what you like, see what you don’t like, both as you think about leaving your existing place and acquiring your next place. What about this house in terms of how it is presented to market is done correctly? What is done incorrectly? How should that impact how I present my home to the market.

Another great way to start thinking about your move is to engage a trustworthy and experienced Realtor. In spite of all the internet resources, use of a real estate professionals remains at an all time high.

If you are contemplating a move, feel free to call or text me anytime to discuss.