5 Tips on preparing your Beacon Hill condo for sale

You’ve decided that in the Spring of 2020  you’ll be placing your Beacon Hill Condo for sale. Timing and marketing is everything when it comes to a downtown Boston condos sales, and it’s never too early to start planning.

Here are five ways you can kick things off:

1. De-clutter you Beacon Hill Condo.

You probably won’t want to take everything with you, so it’s a good time to start labeling what stays and what items will go to charity or to the trash. Take advantage charities like the Salvation Army to pick up items your want, that might be useful to someone else. You also may benefit from working with a professional organizer/mover—my colleague, Gwen McClure is an excellent choice.

2. Consult with your Beacon Hill Accountant / CPA. 

It’s a good idea to know what taxes you can expect to pay, as well as get professional advice on how to handle sale profits.

3. Figure out your destination details and financing.

Moving within downtown Boston, or out of state? Research things like temporary rental costs or hotels is there is a gap beween move-out date and movein-in date. This can sometimes involve a few trips back and forth if you’re moving to a new city. It’s also a good time to talk with a lender with respect to what real estate you may be purchasing next.

4. Understand the value and selling costs of your Beacon Hill condo

Consult with your Beacon Hill broker to find out your real estate value range and your expected selling costs. Don’t just run your address through Redfin or another online value estimator and call it a day. Boston is by no means a cookie-cutter town, and the devil is truly in the details when it comes to value estimates.

5. Discuss your potential move-out timeframe with your Realtor.

Many activities go into selling a home, and your Beacon Hill broker should be in the mix so you can do so in the most advantageous way possible. Many tradespeople, stagers and other pre-sale professionals book up early in the high season of late Winter & Spring . And there are certain times of year that aren’t as desirable for others when it comes to the available buyer pool and achieving multiple-offer prospects. 

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