You have decided to sell your home in Sarasota, Florida! How exciting and a little overwhelming! You want to ensure that you make the most money for your home without pricing yourself out of the market.
Follow these five tips that smart sellers already know to learn how to find that happy medium and get the biggest payoff while remaining competitive and avoiding seller’s remorse.
- Hire a real estate agent. An experienced real estate agent knows the market. Have your agent walk through your home with you before you determine a price. This way, the agent can get to know you, your home and your neighborhood is Sarasota, and can make recommendations as to how you should price your home. An agent can recommend upgrades, renovations, and other criteria that could affect the listing price. Your agent will also likely have access to a comparative market analysis that can help you determine the price of your home.
- You may have to spend a little money to make a little more. Create a budget and invest in any necessary upgrades. It can be as simple as a new coat of paint or could even include updating your kitchen. Be practical, but understand that your home needs to appeal to new homeowners who may have updated and contemporary tastes. Also, home staging is necessary when selling your home. If you are not sure how to stage your home to sell, get help from your real estate agent or consider hiring a professional home stager.
- Have your home inspected before listing it. The home selling process can be a long one, but nothing is worse than waiting to find a home buyer then having them discover that something is wrong with your home. In these cases, you’ll have to either reduce the price, give credits, or the home buyer will just back out of the offer, putting your home back on the market. When your home is off the market and then goes back on, many agents and buyers see this as a sign that something is wrong with your home. A pre-sales inspection is a great investment and spending the money on it could ultimately save you.
- Supercharge your online listing post. More than 90% of home buyers start their search online, so it’s important that your home listing stands out. Make sure all your photos are professional, high-resolution photographs taken in good lighting. Include photos of every room and include different angles of your home. Highlight unique features of your house such as built-in wine storage, walk-in pantries or closets, an open floor plan, spa tubs, etc. List any upgrades you’ve invested in. Talk about your neighborhood and location as well as school district. Also, don’t forget about the outside of your home and outdoor living spaces in your listing.
- Don’t let emotional attachment get in the way. There’s no doubt you love your home and have many memories, along with sweat equity, attached to it. Unfortunately, buyers generally don’t give much thought to the memories you’ve created in your home. What you may love about your home they may not. Work with your real estate agent to create a realistic, competitive price in the current market. Taking the emotion out of the decision will actually remove a lot of stress from the process. Better yet, call Susan Phelps at 941-726-2227 for sensible advice and a solid plan to help you sell your house quickly and for the best price.
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