It’s no secret that Florida’s selling season, when most real estate sales occur, is from March until July/August. This year, I have noticed a surge of activity just as soon as 2020 began! January has been a super busy month for me! I’m not complaining, in fact I love being busy! To me, it’s like a game to find and secure the perfect house for my buyer or sell their property faster and for more than they expected.
So, if you’re planning to sell this year, I would suggest NOT waiting until March if you can. NOW there is less competition and YOUR property will have a better chance of standing out and hopefully garnering MULTIPLE offers. Of course it all depends on price range and whether or not the property is priced properly. Nothing makes a property sit on market longer than overpricing it and then not dropping the price at regular intervals.
To prepare for sale, start packing things you know you want to keep but don’t need now. Streamline the house, removing clutter on tables or counters. Stage it like it’s a furniture store, with just a few pretty things out. Remove your personal pictures so the potential buyers can have a blank canvas to envision their things in the house.
If you have a few hundred dollars to spare, it may be a wise investment to get a pre-listing inspection from a licensed professional. That way you can get a jump on any issues that a potential buyer will discover at THEIR inspection. Or, at least have me take a look around and suggest to you what needs addressing, as potential concerns for a buyer or simply to make the listing photos look their best. I have great success when sellers take on my suggestions!
The Florida market is HOT and likely will be for some time. Not only do 300,000 people move to Florida every year, but investors from far and wide like owning rental and vacation properties here in Central Florida.
Give me a call and schedule a free, no obligation meeting to have a look at your property and discuss what you’d like to do. I can help you find your next address too, so let’s talk about what the next phase of your life will look like. Call me any time at 407-236-6559 or email me.