What can you control when you're selling your home?

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

What can you control when you're selling your home? Good question.

When you're trying to sell your home here in Coral Springs and South Florida, there are two components that a homeowner controls: Condition and Price. These must be viewed as through the eyes of a Buyer's next home; what are the Buyers expectations?Repair roof when selling home

Condition - Statistically, homes in better condition will sell as a higher percentage of the list price. Homes in good condition are going to appeal to more Buyers thus, dictating premium prices. Poor condition homes will sell for less and not at a premium.

What can be done to improve a home's condition?

      1. Beautify a home's curb appeal by manicuring landscaping, cleaning walkways/windows/roof and removing any trash
      2. Fix any known repairs such as roof, plumbing, flooring, etc.
      3. Stage a home for optimum flow, letting the Buyer know how to use each room
      4. Have it sparkling clean as nothing can improve a home's condition better than making sure it shines which will cost the least amount for improvement
Price - There are a number of factors that contribute to how a home will be priced for sale. This will aid in the pricing of a home for sale.
What is up for discussion when setting a home's selling price?
    1. Condition of home, as discussed above
    2. Location to include considerations such as for school district
    3. Upgrades and features of home 
    4. How many homes for sale is your home competing with?
    5. What has recently sold, typically within the last 3 months, located in geographical proximity to your home?
    6. How motivated are you, the Seller?
If you get these two things right, a Seller will have greater chances of selling their home for fewer days on the market and a price closer to the List price. Let's get it sold!



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Comments (4)

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Short and to the point post, I hope many sellers read this.  Although the market is distressed, sellers DO have some control!!  Thanks.

Jul 24, 2011 01:47 PM
Linda Urbick
RealtyOne Group - San Ramon, CA
Selling San Ramon Valley - 925-786-5132

It has always been about price and condition with location coming in 3rd. You can't move the house so the only thing the seller can do is be sure the home is in great condition and priced right to interest buyers. There is a buyer for every house at the right price.

Jul 24, 2011 02:28 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the excellence points on what we can control in selling a home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 24, 2011 03:04 PM
Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Mary, the more understand these points the better. Thanks for your comments

Linda, imagine if we could move the house!

Lou, thank you

Jul 25, 2011 04:45 AM