Selling a home in Florida

February 21, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Selling your home in Florida. As a Realtor in Jupiter Florida I have come to appreciate the intricacies that are required in preparing a home for sale and appealing to buyers. The process must be as easy and seamless for the seller as it is for the buyer. I have compiled a short list of “must haves” or, “must do’s” if you are preparing your luxury home for sale in Jupiter Florida. Take a moment to write them down. They could be the difference between getting your asking price or any offers at all! So, here we go.

  • Touch up interior and exterior paint as needed.
  • Be sure carpeting and flooring does not appear worn or dated.
  • Make sure the front is clean and spruced up as curb appeal will create a favorable first impression.
  • Trim bushes and plants as needed, and make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed. 
  • Keep the interior clean, de-cluttered and odor-free. Eliminate evidence of pets.
  • Minimize personal items such as family photos. You want buyers to see themselves living in the home.
  • Consider putting excess furniture and belongings in storage. Now’s the time to clean out the garage and basement and sell, give away or throw away items you don’t need anymore.
  • Consider engaging a professional stager to give your home the right emotional appeal.
  • Get your home photographed by a professional real estate photographer. 

Now I know what your thinking. Michael, these sound obvious. Trust me when I tell you more often than not it doesn’t matter how large or small a home, sellers who don’t follow these simple rules have a difficult time selling their home. They wonder why it’s taking so long or think their sales agent isn’t working hard enough to sell their home.

 

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