Ask The Experts: Selling My Pace Florida Home Where To Start

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years.
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Seller Home Staging Tips

First, cleanliness does more for a sale than staging, so keep the home clean. Also, consider different styles throughout to make the home appeal to a range of buyers.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Misty Soldwisch, a broker/owner and team leader with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in Des Moines, says staging is essential to her company’s success. She estimates that sellers who opt to stage receive 5% more in the sales price and their homes sell 20% faster. Real estate professionals should have a dependable relationship with at least one or two stages whom they can call on short notice.

However, Soldwisch says cleanliness is more important than staging to potential homebuyers, so it’s essential that staged homes be immaculate.

In addition, a solid, consistent design throughout the home is critical for a unified look. It’s also important to note that staging begins at the curb, so pay attention to the outside of the home. This includes the front yard, foundation plantings, walkway to the front door, and the front porch area inclusive of house numbers, mailbox, and door décor.

Any un-staged areas – a basement, attic, or garage, for example – must remain neat and organized. A professional stager can help sellers determine how to use their existing items.

Sellers should also consider using different styles in different rooms. It can make a home appealing to a wider audience, and they should highlight their home’s standout features, such as an unusual backsplash. The aim of staging should always be to elevate the experience of a home.

Finally, agents may consider incorporating a staging consultation into their listing presentation and home selling process – and guaranteeing that cost with a clause in the contract.

Source: Inman (01/06/23) Soldwisch, Misty

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Buyer Demand Then and Now

During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit record lows, spurring a significant rise in buyer demand. This year, as rates increased due to rising inflation, buyer demand pulled back or softened as a result. The latest data from ShowingTime confirms this trend (see graph below):


The orange bars in the graph above represent the last few months of data and the clear cooldown in the volume of home showings the market has seen since mortgage rates started to rise. But context is important. To get the complete picture of where today’s demand stands, let’s look at the July data for the past six years (see graph below):


This second visual makes it clear that, while moderating compared to the frenzy in 2020 and 2021, showing activity is still beating pre-pandemic levels – and those pre-pandemic years were great years for the housing market. That shows there’s still demand if you sell your house today.

What That Means for You When You Sell

The key to selling in a changing market is understanding where the housing market is now. It’s not the same market we had last year or even earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity to sell has passed.

While things have cooled a bit, it’s still a seller's market. If you work with a trusted local expert to price your house at the current market valuethe demand is still there and should sell quickly. According to a recent survey from, 92% of homeowners who sold in August reported being satisfied with the outcome of their sale.

Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just moderated this year. If you’re ready to sell your house today, lean on a trusted real estate professional to understand how the market has shifted and how to plan accordingly for your sale.

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