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Selling My House Fast for a Job Relocation

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!

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02:38 20 May 22
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02:34 20 May 22
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01:43 20 May 22
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20:09 19 May 22
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19:41 19 May 22
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Josh Wathen
19:40 19 May 22
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Devin Flynn
19:34 19 May 22
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Blake Friedman
18:26 19 May 22
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Andrew Brannick
18:12 19 May 22
Worked with Ryan on the sale of my Vegas property, I thought it was going to be a little difficult being out of town in Arizona. Ryan walked me through the process of selling and was able to get me an offer that was higher than I was expecting. He handled everything for me and made the process easy and really quick which was what exactly what I was looking for! Would 100% recommend for anyone looking to sell their house
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Jared Vidales
17:50 19 May 22
Great service, great pricing. Sold my mothers house to them, and they handled it with care.
Kathy Hallett
Kathy Hallett
17:49 19 May 22
Jamie immediately helped me feel comfortable and the whole process was quick and hassle free! 5 stars
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Melani Kirk
17:33 19 May 22
Jake Groves
Jake Groves
16:29 19 May 22
Local to Vegas and they are the best. I spoke to every cash home buyer in Vegas. Most of them just low-balled me over the phone. Ryan met me at the property and made an offer, which turned out to be the highest. He also agreed to close with the difficult hoarding tenant still there. Jamie supported me through the escrow process, she was very responsive to any questions I had and kept me informed during the closing. Less than a 30-day escrow. I spoke to a few of the team members over two months as I was getting other offers and all of them were easy to talk to and patient. They have a great team and make sure you include them in your decision-making.Thanks againJG
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Joe Skaggs
16:14 02 May 22
S Holt
S Holt
19:49 27 Apr 22
The first person I met was Allen. He immediately made me feel comfortable and confident in dealing with this company. I'm chronically ill. Allen is the only real estate person I'd let in my home.Throughout the process I ended up dealing with the whole team. Jamie deserves a medal for the hurdles she can overcome. Ryan is great at fixing problems and handling the big stuff, with a whole lot of support from Jamie. Allen was always available for me and checking in. He is great at answering questions in a way you understand and I always felt comfortable talking to him.Here is the actual email I sent the team today: "Hi everybody. Just wanted to thank you all again. I'm already able to do so much more for myself, I feel like a new person. I love my cute little house. I love the cold. It even snowed my 3rd day here. Because I'm able to move around, go outside, see people, clean the house, run errands, etc I'm starting to walk much better and even breathe better. And I haven't even seen a doctor yet. I don't feel like I'm a prisoner in my house anymore. Just wanted to let you know how much of a difference you make."My sale hit a few snags. But I'm the end, everything worked out just as they promised, for the amount they promised. These are great people to trust. (PS… Don't worry if they use O.D. I thought it was a scam of some kind. It wasn't. I just didn't understand).
Anabel Alvarez
Anabel Alvarez
17:05 12 Oct 21
Thank you WBAVH! Charles and Ryan were professional, personable, and patient with our needs and requests. The process was a breeze and they answered all of our questions in detail. They made us feel comfortable and part of their family. Will be recommending to everyone I know!
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07:40 18 Aug 21
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jerry gallegos
16:18 09 Aug 21
Very nice and helpful, responded to any questions very quick. I will do business with them again when I buy my next house.
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Christopher Kampshoff
00:30 07 Aug 21
Thank you so much guys, my brother was in a tight spot I appreciate you coming through. He's in a much better situation now. Again thank you.
Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown
18:48 27 Jul 21
I attempted to work with Allen, from this company. He seemed very nice and I was curious about what their company would give me for my home, if there were no realtors commissions involved. He said he needed to see the house. He came over and took a bunch of pictures and said he would talk to his partner Ryan, (the numbers guy), and get back with me in a half an hour. I didn’t hear from him that day. The next day I received a text from him, saying he would contact me on Monday. On Monday, he texted to see if I could talk at 12:00? I said, yes, he never called. Tuesday I receive a call from a random realtor telling me that Allen’s company has referred me to him. I call Allen, of course, to ask him what the heck is going on and he says yes, I work with this realtor, but I didn’t give him your information, he pouched it from our website!! I then say, so are you going to work with me and I find out, exactly what I already knew, they couldn’t offer enough money for my house, so they are not going to make an offer, HUGE SURPRISE!! #1, if you want your personal information safe, do not work with this company and #2, if you want a good offer on your home, don’t work with this company. I bought my home 3 years ago, it’s in great condition, in a great zip code and the market is through the roof!! If you can’t buy a house and get close to what someone needs financially right now, I don’t know when you can! Pick another company besides this one!! There are many!! Stay far away from this particular WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH!!! You have been warned!!!
Carolyn Gobel
Carolyn Gobel
18:16 22 Jul 21
This company helped keep us from foreclosure. Thank you!
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Carlos Caballero
19:15 23 Jun 21
Thank you guys for your help with my Grandmas home. It was in rough shape and she left so much stuff. We couldn’t have taken on cleaning it out and the project.
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jesse phalin
01:29 18 May 21
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Went above and beyond assisting me through this process. Helped me move my things and even let me leave what I wasn’t taking with me. Thanks for all of the hard work.
Kelly Stewart
Kelly Stewart
21:27 08 May 21
My husband handled the process but felt good dealing with this local company and they did not try to change price after seeing the house. They actually offered higher once they saw our home. Had 5 companies come our to give us bids and they all were bait and switch. They beat everyone’s offers too. We tried to list before and couldn’t sell. I don’t know why anyone would work with head aches of real estate agents and paying commissions, banks, inspectors and the time to close only to walk away with the same money. Thank you Ryan and Jamie.
degan Stewart
degan Stewart
21:23 08 May 21
Thank you guys so much. Jamie is so sweet and on it. Ryan Is one of the most genuine people I’ve met in Vegas. They did what they said they’d do when they said they would and kept us in the loop the whole time
Brian Higgins
Brian Higgins
22:00 04 May 21
Thank you guys so much for everything. Ryan and Jamie Helped me find a place to get out of our old place. It was so nice to have the moving company just handle everything for me.
Sheila Winn
Sheila Winn
19:05 09 Apr 21
I struggled with the idea of selling my house to a "flipper". This company was fair, professional and extremely helpful every step of the way. I never had to wait for a response from Kelly Schnippel when I had a question or concern.I personally would recommend them to anyone looking to get a fair price for their property all the while getting kindness, professionalism and assistance from the buyer.Thank you Kelly Schnippel! I appreciate YOU and your team!Sheila Winn
Valerie Grijalva
Valerie Grijalva
17:30 27 Feb 21
Casey and his team will handle your transaction with the upmost professionalism and class like no other. Their knowledge in real estate will exceed your expectations and you won't be disappointed from beginning to end with their communication and systems to ensure your goals are met. I highly recommend Casey and his team!
Ann Reback
Ann Reback
18:51 25 Feb 21
Thank you for your professional and personal help in this process. You and your team have been so knowledgeable, responsive, courteous and kind...understanding my goals and executing each step in a timely and professional manner! THANK YOU! I will recommend you and your team to friends and others in our community.
Aviv Ben Shimon
Aviv Ben Shimon
16:38 25 Feb 21
Jess Lapensee
Jess Lapensee
16:31 25 Feb 21
From start to finish the selling process was quick and easy!
Lynne M
Lynne M
04:52 24 Jun 20
I have nothing but positive things to say about this company! I needed to sell a house quickly after a death in my family. I spoke with several Cash for Houses Companies in Las Vegas and settled on We Buy Any Vegas House. Everyone was very sensitive about my situation, helpful, answered all my questions and extremely responsive when I called. Ryan and Kelly were awesome!After we settled on a price everything went super smoothly in escrow and again if I had any concerns or questions there was immediate feedback. Also the fact that I was able to do this remotely as I live in California was extremely helpful! I am so grateful for all the help I received during a very challenging time in my life.
Freddy Aleman
Freddy Aleman
18:47 27 Dec 19
My wife and I recently bought a home from Casey Ryan. The home we purchased is located in Centennial Hills. Gorgeous remodel. Casey and his team did a great job of designing the home. We ran into a couple of issues shortly after moving in. Casey had his people out quickly during Christmas week to make a couple of repairs. He gave my wife and I peace of mind during a chaotic holiday week and for that we will always appreciate him. I would recommend a Casey Ryan home to my friends and relatives.
Angela Rienstra
Angela Rienstra
21:06 26 Dec 19
I needed to sell my house from out of state ASAP. I looked into some other larger name companies and was disappointed with their turn-around time and lack of customer service. I'm so grateful to have found Ryan (and Kelly)! They understood my time crunch and moved heaven and earth to buy my house at a fair price and closed by the promised date. They were with me every step of the way and offered world class service! 100% would recommend to anyone!
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.
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