Most sellers have the same two objectives when placing a home on the market: get their asking price and sell the property as soon as possible. The longer your home sits on the market, there’s less of a likelihood that you’ll get your initial price. For this reason, you want to make sure that your home is ready to sell the moment it’s listed.
Here are five tips to increase the chances of you selling your house quickly.
1. Work with a Real Estate Agent
Unless you’re a seasoned veteran with years of experience in residential real estate, your best bet is to work with a professional when selling your house. A good agent will help you price your home right from the start, so that you get the best deal on your house and sell it as quickly as possible.
2. Create a Welcoming Environment
The best thing about Florida’s year-long sunshine is that you can have beautiful flowers and green grass any time of the year. Use this to your advantage by decorating the front yard with bright flowers like daffodils and camellias. Also, make sure that your home has good curb appeal by giving your exterior a fresh coat of paint, and check to see if all your light fixtures are working.
3. Optimize the Rooms in Your Home
If you have any empty rooms, you might want to think about giving them a purpose. For example, an empty room can be turned into an office, while an alcove in your kitchen can be stocked with goods and turned into a pantry.
Keep in mind that you’re selling a home, not an empty shell of a house. Don’t go overboard with the decluttering. You want to keep the things that make your house cozy, so just throw away the things that you don’t need.
4. Be Flexible with Showing Times
You want to be as flexible as possible with your showing times when selling your house. Try to make viewing available in the morning, at night, and even over the weekend. While this may seem inconvenient, better flexibility on your part lets you accommodate the schedule of more interested buyers, which increases your likelihood of selling your property sooner.
Also, try to be away from your home during the viewing. Let your agent answer any questions and show them around, as it will make prospective buyers feel more comfortable when asking about the pros and cons of the home.
5. Sell Your Neighborhood Experience
When you put your home on the market, you’re selling more than four walls and a roof. Most homebuyers just as interested in the neighborhood a look at things like nearby amenities and school districts when purchasing their home. A great way to capitalize on this is to give a short description of your community in your home listing. Mention things like your favorite restaurants nearby or where you like to go shopping.
Interested in selling your Florida home? The Edge Group at Keller Williams can help make the process quick and easy. We have offices in Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and the DeBary Area and are happy to help you get the most for your home.