St. Augustine Spring Home Selling Begins Early
St. Augustine spring home selling season begins early
In a town set along beautiful beaches, wide intracoastal waterways, and world famous golf courses, the spring home selling season just simply won’t wait for Spring to arrive. The homes for sale in St. Augustine are being snatched up by those looking for second homes in Florida, those looking to relocate or retire, and also those looking to raise a family in the number 1 school district in the state of Florida. The official beginning of Spring is the 20th of March. But with the climate in St. Augustine, you feel as if Spring is here in mid-February. The azaleas’ bright pink and red blooms, Spring Festivals, and increased outdoor activity are all results of the warm temperatures and gentle breezes of spring in St. Augustine. If you have been considering listing your St. Augustine home for sale, getting a jump start on the spring season is good advice.
Spring 2017 Comes with Increased Demand and Low Inventory in St. Augustine Real Estate Market
With the increased demand on homes for sale in St. Augustine and the low inventory currently available, St. Augustine home sellers are finding a hot market. Popular communities such as St. Augustine Beach, Murabella, Nocatee and World Golf Village are finding the number of days a home stays on the market steadily decreasing. With plenty of buyers searching homes for sale in St. Augustine both through REALTORS® and online services, competition has increases. This buyer competition allows a seller not only to get a quick sale, but also a great price for their home.
Great Location, Good Condition, Accurate Pricing for Quick Sale
The low inventory and high demand can bring great benefit to St. Augustine home sellers, but it does take a bit of work. A home in a great location, in good condition, and accurately priced will sell quickly with the right marketing.
As far as location goes, homes for sale in St. Augustine can be found in a variety of enticing locations: beachfront or close proximity to the beach, waterfront, golf course community, gated community, active adult community, historic downtown St. Augustine, family communities with many amenities & activities, quiet neighborhoods, or those close to I-95 for easy commute to work.
As you prepare your home for sale in St. Augustine, make sure to look at both the interior and exterior from a buyer’s viewpoint. Clean up, freshen up, and stage your home for a great first impression from the curb and from the front door. Professional photography used to market your home will draw buyer interest when your home is in good condition.
Just as great photos of a staged home attract buyers, so does accurate pricing. Even though the season is busy and buyers are plentiful, overpriced homes will sit on the market for months or longer. As tempting as it may be to start high and go lower only if you must, this is not a good marketing strategy as homes that sit on the market get less notice as new listings take the hot spot on buyers’ minds.
Working with an experienced REALTOR® familiar with the St. Augustine market will be extremely beneficial as you price and market your home for sale in St. Augustine. If you are interested in finding out more about the local market or are considering listing your St. Augustine home for sale this spring, please contact me at (904) 626-3483 or Selljax@gmail.com or visit my website.