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Tips for selling residential properties

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2023 | Real Estate

Selling your Florida home may be an effective way to cash out the positive equity it has accrued since you purchased it. It may also be one of many necessary steps that you’ll need to take if you have to move to another city or state for work or other purposes. There are several things that you can do to sell your home quickly and for a suitable price.

Timing matters

Typically, you are going to get more interest in your home during the spring and fall months. During the winter season, you have to contend with the fact that few people are looking at homes during the holidays. The summer months tend to be when people take vacations or are otherwise occupied with tasks other than looking for real estate to purchase. An exception may be parents who are looking to move before the start of the new school year.

Make sure the home has curb appeal

A buyer is likely going to pass on a property that has a dead tree in the front yard or has a damaged roof. Buyers are also more likely to pass on houses that have outdated color schemes or otherwise look like they haven’t been cared for. If you’re holding an open house, be sure that driveways and walkways are free of obstructions that visitors may slip, trip or fall on. Finally, be sure that the interior is clean, properly lit and free of clutter.

Selling a home is often a complex process that may take weeks or months to complete. Therefore, if it is possible, it is in your best interest to start preparing the home for sale before you actually list it. This process may include having the roof inspected or having the interior professionally cleaned.