So if your home is getting a little too comfy in “active” status, and you’re About ready to throw in the towel, here are 3 tried-and-true tips to get your home off the market and you on your way to your next big thing.
1) Price it right from the start.
A well-priced home is a magnet for buyers. Work with your real estate agent to analyze the market and set a competitive price that attracts attention. And don’t let your home languish with an unrealistic price tag. Pricing it strategically will generate interest, drive up demand, and increase the likelihood of multiple offers.
In fact, according to one analysis, homes that sold within 10 days sold for 101.3% of their asking price. After 120 days on the market, the sale-to-list price ratio dropped to 97.6%.
The good news? If you’re coming to the conclusion your home is priced too high, 64% of homes sell with just one price reduction.
2) Maximize curb appeal like a pro.
First impressions matter, so if you haven’t already (or have, but it’s been a while), ensure your home’s exterior is clean, crisp, and well-maintained. Spread fresh mulch, add seasonal pops of color with a new wreath or fresh flowers, and clean out dead brush and cobwebs.
3) Stage to steal their hearts.
Transform your home into a buyer’s good fortune with just the right amount of staging. Declutter, depersonalize and arrange furniture strategically to highlight the best features of each room. Create an inviting and neutral atmosphere that allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space.
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Experience the best of Florida living in the highly coveted Heathrow Community in the Keenwicke subdivision. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a desirable split bedroom floorplan, hard flooring (no carpet), and high 10ft ceilings throughout. The luxurious master bedroom also features engineered hardwood, a walk-in closet, a spacious walk-in shower, double sink vanity, and separate garden tub. Enjoy the open concept living and dining area with plenty of natural light flowing throughout the home. The beautiful kitchen is loaded with plenty of cabinet space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and elegant uplighting. This home also features timeless king crown molding throughout, plantation shutters, and an added Florida Sunroom that makes for the perfect escape. Buy with confidence as the major components have been well maintained and improved recently – New Roof (2020), HVAC (2017), Hot Water Heater (2022). The home is situated near an array of shopping, grocery, dining, and parks, providing convenience and comfort for its residents. The Heathrow Golf Community is a 24 Hour Guard Gated community. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this beautiful home your own! Schedule your private showing today.
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Stunning move-in ready FOUR BEDROOM, THREE FULL BATH, SEMINOLE COUNTY POOL HOME in the well-established and desired neighborhood of Springs Landing located on the Markham Woods Corridor. You are greeted with beautiful mature landscaping, side entry 2-car garage, and updated exterior stone facade. Upon entering, you will notice an abundance of natural light filling the home thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area and vaulted ceilings. This split bedroom floorplan has updated light fixtures, calming color scheme, & wood tile flooring throughout that provides a fresh and modern feel. The family room features a cozy wood burning fireplace with stack stone accent wall and mantle. Beautifully RENOVATED KITCHEN with QUARTZITE COUNTERTOPS, STAINLESS-STEEL APPLIANCES, & a GRAND 7 FOOT KITCHEN ISLAND that opens to your dining, living, and family room area. The kitchen is truly the heart of this home and showcases plenty of cabinetry, timeless marble backsplash, custom built storage pantry, recessed and pendant lighting, eat-in-breakfast bar, oversized undermount sink, custom range hood, and pot filler over the double oven glass top range. The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, a large WALK-IN CLOSET and a LUXURIOUS spa-like master en-suite bathroom. The recently updated master bathroom features a spacious vanity area with plenty of storage, dual sinks, and OVERSIZED WALK-IN SHOWER. Across the home, you will find the secondary bedrooms with plenty of dedicated closet space along with two full bathrooms. The interior laundry room off the garage has two additional storage closets, tons of cabinets and counter top space, & a dedicated laundry sink. Plenty of room in the oversized garage for bikes, toys, and tools. Screened enclosed patio and paved pool deck area will feel like a tranquil tropical oasis. Enjoy swimming year-round with this electric HEATED POOL, 6 Seat Hot Tub, and OVERSIZED covered area – spacious enough for an outdoor living room and dining room set. Nested on just over a half an acre lot (0.58 acres) this POOL home is an entertainer’s dream. Cannonballs in the pool, hopscotch on the long driveway, morning walks & bike rides down your CUL-DE-SAC street — this Springs Landing gem will certainly win you over! Additional recent updates include: NEW ROOF (2016), (2) NEW HVAC Systems (Carrier & Lenox 2021), New Landscape Lights & Fascade (2020), & NEW Hot Tub Heater (2023). The neighborhood of Springs Landing features a community pool, clubhouse (available for private rental for residents), tennis courts, pickleball, basketball, relaxation pond, & access to the Little Wekiva River at $600/a year! Wow! Conveniently located to I-4; be at Disney, New Smyrna Beach, Orlando International Airport within 45 minutes / 20 minutes to Sanford International & downtown Orlando. Close to restaurants, shopping, hospitals, the Wekiva River, State Parks, and zoned for TOP RATED SEMINOLE COUNTY SCHOOLS! Owners are available for a QUICK CLOSE! It’s time to MAKE A MOVE to one of the most sought-after areas in Central Florida & call this place your new home!
Today, I’m diving into an important topic that could make a big difference in the amount of money you net from your home sale.
The market is hot. There are more buyers who need houses than houses for sale. That means your home is in demand and it’s not even listed yet! That sounds like great news for you and it is!
As a result of this, I know potential sellers are thinking… Hmm maybe we should just put a sign up in the front yard and see what happens.
The truth is, the worst thing you can do as a seller in a hot market is to do it alone. So before you head to the local hardware store for that “For Sale By Owner” sign, keep reading.
I know you’re doing the math and figuring out how much selling your home on your own could potentially save you… but I wanted to shed some light on a few important things to consider before you decide to go that route.
If you’re looking to the internet to determine what price to list your home at, you could be losing a significant amount of money. Online home values aren’t always entirely accurate which means basing your list price on what the internet is saying could result in you leaving money on the table.
Contracts and Negotiations can feel like a foreign language if you’re not a real estate professional. Not understanding how to navigate these or have someone work in your best interest could result in sticky situations and money lost.
Demand – when you’re in a hot market, one of the greatest benefits to the seller is that they’re typically in the driver’s seat. When there are more buyers than listings for sale, your house can spark a bidding war when it hits the market. However, without an agent helping you prep your home for the market, price it strategically, market it with modern methods and really get it out there, you’re missing out on that demand. You might have a buyer or two but that isn’t going to drive the price up like it would if you had someone working for you.
My best advice I can give to someone thinking about selling is this – Before you make the decision to do it alone, do some research and find an agent who has good reviews, comes highly recommended and who you can learn something about before reaching out. What does their experience look like? What are their clients saying? Then schedule a consultation with them to see how they can help you net the most money possible from your home sale.
Successful home selling is rooted in doing your research and making smart decisions that are going to position you in the best place possible when your house hits the market!
Are you looking to Sell in the next 6 months? Let’s chat. You can call me directly at 407-474-0600 or use my online calendar to pick a day and time that’s convenient for your schedule!
Welcome to this charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhome located in a highly sought after school district. Beautiful natural light and vaulted ceilings throughout the main area of the home and master bedroom. This home has been meticulously maintained by its owner and is ready for your personal touch and style. As you enter, you’ll immediately notice the spacious split floor plan, providing privacy and separation for your family. Formal living and dining room provide you plenty of space for entertaining your family and friends. The kitchen boasts ample cabinet space, closet pantry, and a breakfast bar that overlooks the eat-in kitchen area. Just off the kitchen area is a cozy family room which is perfect for relaxing after a long day. The master bedroom is a serene retreat with a private en-suite bathroom, walk-in shower, & a walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms are generously sized and share a full bathroom. Enjoy the convenience of a two-car garage, perfect for storage or protecting your vehicles from the elements. The covered patio area is a great place to unwind after a long work week or entertain guests. Buy with confidence as the Roof was replaced in 2021, AC 2015, & replumbed. This townhome is centrally located and zoned for Seminole County top-rated schools, shopping, dining, and entertainment options just moments away. The community of Danbury Mills features a resort style community pool, cabana, and tennis courts. Don’t miss your chance to make this house your dream home!
As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs, finding a house that better suits your lifestyle may be a top priority for you. But with today’s cooling housing market, is it really a good time to sell your house, or should you wait?
If you’re ready to make your decision, here are three reasons you may want to consider selling before the holidays.
1. Get One Step Ahead of Other Sellers
Typically, in the residential real estate market, homeowners are less likely to list their houses toward the end of the year. That’s because people get busy around the holidays and deprioritize selling their house until the start of the new year when their schedules and social calendars calm down.
Selling now, while other homeowners may hold off until after the holidays, can help your house stand out. Start the process with a real estate professional today so you can get your house on the market and get ahead of your competition.
2. Get in Front of Serious Buyers This Season
Even though housing supply has increased this year as buyer demand has moderated, it’s still low overall. That means there aren’t enough homes on the market today, especially as the millennial generation reaches their peak homebuying years. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, says:
“While not the frenzy of 2021, the largest living generation, the Millennials, will continue to age into their prime home-buying years, creating a demographic tailwind for the housing market.”
Serious buyers will still be looking this winter and your house may be exactly what they’re searching for. If you work with an agent to list your house now, you’ll be able to get in front of the eager buyers who are hoping to make a move before the year ends.
3. Seize a Great Chance To Move Up
Don’t forget, today’s homeowners have record amounts of equity. According to CoreLogic, the average amount of equity per mortgage holder has climbed to almost $300,000. That’s an all-time high. That means the equity you have in your house right now could cover some, if not all, of a down payment on the home of your dreams.
And as you weigh the reasons to sell before winter, don’t lose sight of why you’re thinking about moving in the first place. Maybe it’s time to buy a house that’s in a better location for you, has the space you and your loved ones have been craving, or simply gives you that sense of home. A trusted real estate advisor can help you determine how much home equity you have and how you can use it to achieve your goal of making a move.
If you’re thinking about selling your house so you can find a home that better suits your needs, don’t delay your plans. Let’s connect so you can accomplish your goals before winter. You can call/text at 407-474-0600 or pick a time on my calendar to chat! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CALENDAR