Tips for First Time Sellers

home4saleWhen the time comes to sell your home, there is a lot of homework involved.  A market analysis of other Fort Lauderdale homes for sale, staging, marketing, all of these are important components in selling your home and reducing the amount of time it spends on the market.  Here are a couple of tips to be aware of if you’re planning on selling.

For starters, don’t try and go at it alone.  The home selling process can be incredibly daunting, and it’s best to use the services of a Fort Lauderdale Realtor who understands how the market works, knows about proven marketing strategies and can help you negotiate a better price.  Studies have shown that homes without professional representation not only spend a greater amount of days on the market, they also sell for lower prices.

Always do a comparative market analysis. The price is arguably the most critical component in attracting buyers and the last thing you want to do is price your home lower than it should be or overprice it and deter potential buyers.

Take some time to tidy up and make your home look inviting.  Buyers like to see space so while it’s important to keep furniture around to avoid a home looking empty, spend some time removing clutter and remember to stick with neutral color schemes.  Also strongly consider hiring someone with experience in staging or a professional photographer.

Finally, don’t try and hide whatever imperfections or damages your home might have.  A buyer will find them, and this could prove costly.  Also, remember that when you’re selling your home, the focus is on coming to a mutually agreeable business transaction.  It may prove difficult, but try to keep your ego and personal feelings about the home out.

If you’re planning on selling your home or are looking to buy homes in Broward County or Miami-Dade, contact The Lotus Sisters at 954-205-5676 for any buying or selling questions you may have.