The process of selling your Lakewood Ranch home can be a challenging and stressful experience. The state of the current real estate market along with other issues like needed repairs to the home or the urgent need to sell can make it seem overwhelming. A Realtor can make the difference between chaos and comfort. Here are a few strategies we can employ to make selling your Lakewood Ranch home with me a pleasant and successful experience.
Choosing the right agent to sell your home is the most critical decision you will make when you consider selling your Lakewood Ranch home. All full service agents are going to list your home on the MLS, what sets agents apart today is their knowledge and use of technology. Statistics show that the majority of future home buyers begin their search on the internet. Does your agent have a professional website to showcase your listing? Do they do any other internet marketing besides just the MLS? I market my listings on syndicated sites like Trulia and Realtor.com as well as non syndicated sites, all with the goal of reaching as many interested buyers for your home as possible.
It's never been more important to price your home correctly. Sellers who insist on listing at unrealistic prices run the risk of discouraging buyers from viewing your home. I will do a comprehensive market analysis of the homes in your neighborhood taking into consideration the homes that have sold recently and those currently listed and compare them to your home including any upgrades you have added and the present condition of the home. This data will give us an estimated range of where the market indicates that your home should sell. We take that information and then determine a list price that is reasonable to ensure a favorable offer.
Now is the perfect time to start packing up, the goal of personalizing your home is to allow buyers to picture what it would be like living there, the fewer personal items the easier it is for them. Realtors say "less is more"when it comes to home staging, you should plan to put at least 30% of your belongings in storage.Many companies will bring a storage container to your home and then remove it after it's filled. Look at it this way, you're planning to move anyway, so you're just getting a head start. Any extra furniture should be removed and the remaining furniture rearranged to maximize the space in every room. You may want to consider hiring a professional stager to help.
The most important room in any home is the kitchen. When you sell your house what you're really selling is your kitchen. The benefits of remodeling a kitchen can garner up to an 85% return on your initial investment. One of the easiest and least expensive changes you can make is with paint. Choose a neutral color that will appeal to the most buyers and if you have a little more money to spend consider new countertops or appliances. This is the one room where it's almost always a plus to upgrade.
You only get one chance to make a great first impression on potential buyers, so make sure that the front of your Lakewood Ranch home looks the very best that it can. It needs to be clean, bushes and plantings trimmed and paint touched up to project the best impression possible. Consider investing in new plants if yours are tired or add some potted flowers and plants to spruce up the porch. The entry is also important, make it feel warm and welcoming with a vase of fresh flowers or bowls of potpourri.
Your home needs to be ready to show at all times. This is the biggest challenge for home owners with families and pets. Keeping your home in perfect condition can be an exhausting proposition but it will pay off in the end. The kitchen and bathrooms need to be spotless, rooms tidy and floors clean. The hardest areas are usually the kid's rooms so it can be helpful to put bins or boxes in the closet where they can stash their toys when they have to leave for school or showings. It's inconvenient but remember it's also temporary.
If you are considering the sale or purchase of a home in Lakewood Ranch, Fl. I would love the opportunity to earn your business and exceed your expectations. Put my expertise to work for you and call me at 941-706-5813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Taylor-Keller Williams Realty Select