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Selling My House Fast for a Job Relocation

There are many reasons for relocating, but a common one is for a job. This often entails speed and quick decision making, but it is also filled with excitement. The chance for new living arrangements, economic changes, and professional growth are wonderful things to strive for in America. However, before the jump into the next adventure can begin, if you’re a homeowner you have to wrap up details about the sale of your current property. In general, selling a house can be a major headache, but it can be especially strenuous when you’re in a hurry to up and leave. This article will help you formulate the perfect plan to get your property sold for a job relocation, and get it sold FAST!

First Thing’s First

If you have been assigned to relocate for your job or were given the chance to move and start afresh somewhere else at a new company, the first thing you need to do is to ask your new employer if you have relocation benefits or what is often referred to as a relocation package. Odds are, your company will offer some kind of help with relocating, especially if they required it in the first place. Some lucky few even get full compensation for any costs associated with moving. You may also be able to negotiate for more compensation if you feel what you are offered is not adequate. 

Relocation packages will likely contain any combination of the following (list provided by CapRelo):

  • Full pack and/or unpack services. The employee’s household goods are packed by a moving company, saving the employee time and stress. After arriving at the new destination and home, moving company personnel unpack the household goods.
  • Quality moving company service with reasonable insurance coverage. Some moving companies are known for quality moves, some are not. Since moving charges are usually based on total weight, insurance for damaged or lost goods should be equal to your goods’ value.
  • Home sale or lease-breaking penalty assistance. Home sale help can come in a variety of ways, from company-sponsored reimbursement for money lost on quick home sales, professional marketing help to accelerate the timing of sales to the employer buying the home. Renters can expect employers to pay contractual penalties for early lease termination.
  • House-hunting trip, minimum one. Standard relocation programs commonly include at least one, preferably two, company-paid house hunting trips of short duration to give the transferee and family opportunities to find new homes. House-hunting expenses incurred in looking for a new home: transportation, lodging, meals and in some cases, childcare so the kids can stay home (and out of the way) while the parents can house-hunt in peace. 
  • Temporary housing. Standard relocations include at least 30 days of temporary housing for transferees.
  • Transportation, including auto moving, to the final destination. Most relocation packages include reimbursement for transporting your transferee and his/her family to the new location. If the transferee can travel by auto, reimbursing for mileage expenses is common. Should the move require a plane or train transportation, standard packages often include reimbursing the cost of moving the transferee’s vehicle(s).
  • Miscellaneous expenses. As usual, the “miscellaneous” category can encompass a lot of small costs. These can include driver’s license fees, pet registration and licenses, cleaning services at the new home, utility hook-ups and other move-related expenses. To keep this category cost-controlled, identify or cap most eligible costs.

How Much Does Relocation Cost?

According to the American Moving and Storage Association, an estimated full-service move can cost anywhere from $550 to $12,000 or more. This wide range can sound daunting but it is fully dependent on things such as how much you intend to move and how far of a distance it has to be relocated to. If you are on time constraint and a tight budget, talk to your future employer for options is pressing. We encourage you to not be afraid to ask for what you need, especially if the move is being required of you. If you want to further save on expenses, there are plenty of resources online to help you or you can downsize and sell off furniture or other home items.

Selling Your House for a New Job

Once you have all of your finances and moving plans in order, it’s time to figure out what to do with your current house. Most people end up selling to get it off their hands and fund their new home in the new location. However, if you wanted to earn a little extra income over time, you could consider keeping the home and renting it out. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for landlord duties with this option, which may be difficult to keep up with when you’re living in a different state. But if you do want to sell, here are some things you should do:

Hire a top-notch real estate agent

Having someone who’s life’s work is to sell houses (and sell them quickly) to guide you through the sale process is instrumental in getting your home sold in a snap. In fact, trying to go rogue and sell your house FSBO-style would end up costing you tons of extra time, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing, so our advice is don’t even bother if your top priority is speed. Real estate agents, specifically experienced ones, know the game inside and out and will have a strategy ready to go pretty much right away. They will communicate with you every step of the way and make sure that they are doing everything they can to get things rolling and get results. 

Whoever you hire should be a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and have formally agreed to adhere to the group’s code of ethics. It also helps if they have certificates or the like to prove that they have completed training in specialty areas. These may be:

  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist): Completed additional training in handling residential real estate.
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative): Completed additional training in representing buyers in transactions.
  • SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): Completed training aimed at helping buyers and sellers aged 50 and older. (Via Bankrate).

To find an agent that is reputable and meets your needs, you can seek referrals from family and friends, neighborhood groups, or other homeowners in your area. You can also search on Google for local real estate agents, and they should have reviews that speak to their abilities.

Prepare For Selling

This means you have to check if it needs repairs or if there are parts of the house that need renovation. Identify the major repairs needed; it could be anything from a simple coat of paint to an entire roof replacement, so make sure you start this process as soon as possible. The more presentable the house looks, the higher your chances of selling it fast. 

Make the House Look Appealing

Doing little things to spruce up the space such as adding new curtains, fresh coats of paint, stylish rugs, elegant lighting fixtures, etc can go really far in appealing to prospective buyers. Remove the clutter around your home too, as extra junk lying around will give buyers the illusion that your house is smaller than it actually is. Also, if you have personal belongings out in the living areas, pack them away (things like photos, personalized decor, etc). Decluttering will also help you to get rid of unwanted and unnecessary items and furniture that aren’t worth the hassle of moving to your new house. This way, you kill two birds with one stone, and you have an extra fresh start!

Picture Perfect

If you want to sell your home fast, take quality, high-definition photos of your house. Focus on each room and always highlight the best features of the home. Architectural structures around your house can also help make the property feel unique and stand out to buyers. If you are using a phone to take photos, make sure that the camera on the phone you are using is able to take clear, quality pictures. If you are in doubt about your picture-taking skills, hiring a professional photographer can help you big time.

Give All The Details

Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, natural lighting: what do all of these things have in common? They’re the features that entice buyers the most, so if you have any of those or other frequently highlighted amenities, make sure to include it in your ad copy. And don’t forget basic information about the house such as the price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, lot size, location, and any other details worth noting. It helps to browse other listings and take notes on what features are most frequently mentioned, as those are the ones that get the most attention from buyers. You really want to nail down what is special about your house, and lean on those details as selling points.

Price to sell

One of the most important tasks your agent will do is to create a pricing strategy for your home. Pricing a home is set on many variables such as the local real estate market, the neighborhood, recent sales, the home value itself, and more.  An experienced agent will be able to provide you a complete analysis and pricing strategy to best position your home for the best price in the shortest amount of time on the market.   

There is an art to pricing so as to attract the most qualified buyers who will put a bid on a home.  Whatever price you ultimately settle on, consider carefully as you are ultimately telegraphing to potential buyers the top price they have to pay.  Realtors tell us that the average buyer is considering another 15–20 homes when they are viewing yours. Keeping your home on the top of buyers’ lists is important to you selling for what you want. 

The most important thing for you to do when facing a relocation for a job is to ensure that you will have some kind of financial support from your employer. You don’t want to be left high and dry with a big moving bill. Once you have this on lockdown, selling your house before a relocation will be much less stressful, especially if you follow our tips!

Sue Kuckelmann
Sue Kuckelmann
17:02 16 Nov 19
We couldn’t be more pleased with the service provided. From start to finish the team was professional and extremely helpful. All the deadlines were met or exceeded even when I was in Arizona and my husband was in Las Vegas. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to sell in Las Vegas.
Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson
17:47 25 Oct 19
Great people and very professional. Treated me and my situation fairly and with care.
Mandy Majano
Mandy Majano
01:49 07 Oct 19
They did exactly what they said they would. Great company! Highly suggest!
Anthony Montonini
Anthony Montonini
01:31 07 Oct 19
Thank you guys. We were selling our house to Casey And Ryan and there was some HOA liens that totaled over $40k and they met with the HOA board with me and got them reduced to less than $5k so I walked away with $35k more than I thought I was going to. True professionals!
Nicole Dur
Nicole Dur
01:20 07 Oct 19
My grandma needed help selling after my grandpa passed :( anyways I found them through google and they really treated her like their own family. And let us leave a lot of the stuff she had accumulated over 40 years in the house. Thank you Casey and Ryan!!
pat rolman
pat rolman
01:13 07 Oct 19
These guys have true character. We signed agreement to buy my house then my situation changed and they didn’t force me to move forward. Then 2 months later I needed to sell it and they helped me find a new place any everything. They are really Great people.
Ricki Irwin
Ricki Irwin
00:06 24 May 19
This was so easy Casey was very helpful and kept in contact through the entire process thank you again for everything. Highly recommend this company.
Lela Leedham
Lela Leedham
03:08 22 Feb 19
Great experience working with Casey and Ryan. We would recommend them anytime. They are very knowledgeable and very professional.
Emily Binder
Emily Binder
21:16 18 Feb 19
Jennifer Gibbs
Jennifer Gibbs
19:58 18 Feb 19
A very impressive operation. Very professional and knowledgeable. They follow up when they say they will. Very helpful Team. If you're looking for a fast and fair cash offer on your home, these are the guys to call!
Mario Elizondo
Mario Elizondo
19:58 18 Feb 19
Very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Danny O'Bannon
Danny O'Bannon
19:53 18 Feb 19
I called 5 different companies from google trying to find a company that would pay the most for my rental and their offer was higher than the others. Extremely streamlined process. Easiest transaction I’ve done
Ross Greene
Ross Greene
18:04 17 Feb 19
Ryan & Casey were great to work with! Absolute pro's in the business. I would definitely recommend them. If only I could give them more than 5 stars. Hope to work with them again soon! Thanks guys!
Pam Dickerson
Pam Dickerson
23:53 15 Feb 19
Excellent customer service! Helped us through the entire process. Highly recommend!
steve Balsacker
steve Balsacker
19:35 14 Feb 19
Me and my wife had gone through a divorce and we wanted a quick way to get rid of our property so we could just move on with our lives, Thankfully Ryan came in and helped us out, I didn't have the time to deal with the headache of people coming in and out as well as all the repairs that were needed. He gave me top dollar for my home and I was out in 7 days!
jason almeida
jason almeida
16:52 14 Feb 19
We have seen their signs around town and thought it was a scam, we decided to give them a call and I couldn't have been happier with our experience. They were professional and knowledgable, they paid for all closing costs and even helped with our family move. Great guys and great company! Thanks again!
Peter Floratos
Peter Floratos
04:51 14 Feb 19
This team handles their business right. They are a pleasure to work with.
Tyler Hubbs
Tyler Hubbs
04:38 14 Feb 19
Ryan and Casey treated me with patience and respect during the whole transaction! Very trustworthy and explained each and every question I had!! I would highly recommend We Buy Any Vegas House!!
Dennis Ripley
Dennis Ripley
03:55 14 Feb 19
Very professional and very knowledgeable from start to finish. They went above and beyond to help me find what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend them.
Avraham Metal
Avraham Metal
01:58 14 Feb 19
As a Real Estate Agent I have sold properties to Casey and his Team. They are men of their word and have never let me down.
Dena Shapiro
Dena Shapiro
01:29 14 Feb 19
What an AWESOME experience!! Casey and Ryan are THE BOMB!! They either answer their phone ALWAYS or respond within minutes. They originally called to see if I wanted to sell but I wasn't interested in selling. However, my neighbor had to sell immediately so I referred them to her, she accepted their offer & they closed escrow within weeks. It would've been A LOT sooner but there were delaying issues on the seller side. Anyways, they got it closed & EVERYONE is happy!! Thank you so much Casey & Ryan :). YOU'RE THE BEST!!!
Ron Lorenzo Woods
Ron Lorenzo Woods
00:51 14 Feb 19
Great team with quick and professional service!
karina giraldo
karina giraldo
00:36 14 Feb 19
Knowledgeable, fair, and professional. I loved working with Casey. I did my research before selecting a company, and I’m so happy I went with them!
Cody Raynoha
Cody Raynoha
00:27 14 Feb 19
Casey runs a great company that's honest, easy to deal with, and is always fair. I'd absolutely work with him again!
Whitney Carter
Whitney Carter
21:42 08 Feb 19
Grateful to have worked with such a great company! Long story, short they really did help me through a tough time. No need to get into details, but this company really knows what they are doing. Thank you for all of your help with my home. Highly HIGHLY recommend!
Alan Giblin
Alan Giblin
23:01 07 Feb 19
I was shocked when I heard that We Buy Any Vegas House could sell my house so fast without any fees or charges at all. Thanks again guys!
Crosbey Proffitt
Crosbey Proffitt
22:48 07 Feb 19
I started off using a realtor thinking that I would be able to sell my home fast, but that wasn’t the case. I ended up reaching out to different companies and I ended up finding We Buy Any Vegas House. They were on it the second I reached out to them and were able to sell my home fast!
Investors
Investors
18:59 07 Feb 19
I have been in Real Estate for many years, it’s so refreshing to meet such professional, kind people to work with. We Buy Any Vegas House has great employees who are responsive and get things done quick. You can tell they have a true passion for what they do. If you are looking to work with a great team and you want to sell your house quick, I highly recommend this group!
Scott Henry
Scott Henry
18:53 07 Feb 19
We Buy Any Vegas House truly is one of the most reliable companies I have worked with. You can really tell that Casey and Ryan really care about what they do and really want to make you feel comfortable in the process. Thank you for all your guys help!
Ashlyn Mazur
Ashlyn Mazur
21:26 02 Nov 18
Most professional real estate company I've ever worked with! Would for sure recommend them!
Ashley Thompson
Ashley Thompson
18:59 02 Nov 18
I called 3 different companies and Casey was the most responsive. His offer was higher than the other ones as well. I really liked that they were a local company and everyone who helped me in the process was great to work with!
Katrine Baker
Katrine Baker
18:39 02 Nov 18
My mom and I had to move out of our house pretty quickly due to her martial differences. They were honest and extremely professional during the process and we are forever grateful to have worked with such a great company! Highly recommend!
Gregory Mitchell
Gregory Mitchell
00:26 01 Nov 18
Unfortunately, I never thought I would see myself having to get rid of my home, especially in a fast time frame. However, life happens, and I needed to sell my home quickly due to a death in the family. I reached out to 4 companies in Las Vegas, and We Buy Any Vegas House not only was the most efficient, but the friendliest, most reasonable, and compassionate. The other 3 companies did not even compare. Casey and Ryan have gone above and beyond to make sure that this worked for me. They truly care about you, which means a lot especially during a tough time. They put in the effort to care about the client first, as well as my family during this tough time. I am so grateful to have found them, and to top it off, they bought my house and put cash in my pocket in 7 days. Would recommend to all! Use this company, you can't go wrong! Thanks to Casey, Ryan and John!
Samantha Bonneville
Samantha Bonneville
00:23 01 Nov 18
We buy any houses is one of the most honest companies I have worked with. They are always upfront with issues of the houses, honest with fees And closings. We have not had a bad experience after 10+ Transactions
Alyssa Trent
Alyssa Trent
23:08 31 Oct 18
I worked with them to help my Mom sell her house and they were so amazing!! They explained to us exactly how everything worked step by step. I called them on a Monday and they got us cash by Thursday. Casey is such a genuine person.
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
22:10 31 Oct 18
After a tenant trashed my rental property, I was faced with the decision of remodeling or selling the property in its current state. I called Casey and he walked me through the entire process, start to finish. After factoring in the amount of time and money the remodel would take, it was clear that selling to them was the best decision for me. Within a week of my first contact with Casey and his team, we closed on the property and I had cash in hand. I'll definitely be reaching out to them in the future. THANKS!!!
Corey Trent
Corey Trent
02:33 31 Oct 18
I reached out to Casey and Ryan when I needed to sell my house. They were very professional and helped me through this tough time. They were able to buy my house and close fast. What a great team they are! I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks again!
John Washington
John Washington
02:24 31 Oct 18
As a very skeptical person I always believe that my best interest is not priority when dealing with people that want my business. I cannot name the countless times that I have been burned. After looking to sell my house for a cash offer, I was called by a lot of investors, most of which had very little customer service. Several didn't return call when they said they would and then when they finally called me back, they got anger when I decided not to use their Services. From day one Ryan not only treated me like is #1 customer but also treated my whole family like long time friends. I most also state that his offer wasn't even the highest. I took the lower off with him due to the fact that he help with crucial tax situations that I needed taken care before receiving them money so it wouldn't bit me in the butt later. He answered every call before and after the process was completed. 99% of others wouldn't have even answered a text once they got the money. Could I have made a couple of thousand dollars more with someone else? Sure, but the peace of mind in knowing that it was done the right way by someone who actually was professional and care was more than worth it. Ryan has made a customer and friend for life.
Green Girl
Green Girl
00:00 31 Oct 18
I was in a really tough spot because my Husband was in the Hospital and had passed away. I was completely unready for this and had discovered that there would be considerable expenses!  I had received several letters from companies interested in the property on an "as is" basis.  Most had never got back to me after I called them or were too low of offers.  I put an inquiry in their website and was immediately contacted by the Owner who was able to come the very next day!  The entire process was easy and professional.  Thank you We Buy Any Vegas House!
Mike
Mike
23:37 30 Oct 18
Casey and Ryan were so helpful! I was was a week from being Foreclosed and they were able to get me cash in my account in 5 days! And even let me rent back until I was able to find a new home!
Karl Workman
Karl Workman
21:03 30 Oct 18
This company was not only the most professional real estate company i've dealt with, but they're the most reliable and respond quicker than most companies i've ever dealt with. They were fast, professional, and knowledgable in all aspects of our deal. Would and plan to recommend them to all of my friends and family! 10/10.
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