|Shedding the Old Place|
Once you know where you're going, it's time to think about getting there from where you are. That is, you may have a home to sell or rent, a lease to renegotiate or assign, or a mansion to donate to charity. We'll get much more specific in the coming sections, but for now, simply begin getting comfortable with the topic.
In your Smart Moving Notebook, make some initial notes on what you'll need to do with the old homestead.
If you're selling a home, condo, or other financial albatross, you will need to decide whether to sell it yourself or hire it done. An agent can save you—or give you—headaches. Offering it For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO, pronounced fizz-bo) can save some cash—if you can get a discount on ibuprofen. Here are some questions to consider:
Maybe you need the money from your current home to move to the next one. Or you have an apartment lease that must be resolved before you can move on. Lots of issues—and they all involve hard-earned dollars.
By listing the money issues specific to your move, you can begin to resolve them. After all, they are certainly not unique. The same issues you face have been successfully solved by hundreds or thousands of smart movers. Think about some of them: