It’s no secret that selling a house in Miami can be one of the most significant transactions for homeowners today.
However, before you get started, here at Sunshine State Buyers, we’ve learned a few things over the years that will help you increase your chances of selling a property quicker and at a better price.
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De-Clutter and Box Away some of your Family Memorabilia
It may feel unnatural at first to pack up personal items and family keepsakes before you’ve even moved out. But, for a potential buyer, this first step can be crucial. Many homebuyers view properties with themselves in mind and need to picture their family living in your house. This will be a lot harder if your property is full of clutter from kid toys, drawings, and sports medals to holiday souvenirs and family photos. It can be a lot harder than you think to move home, especially if you start boxing up personal keepsakes first. So take your time. Maybe ask a friend to give you a hand and try and make your whole house less personalized.
The steps below are additional tips that need addressing before you market your house.
Price it Right
While you may know straight away what you want to sell your house for, you need to consider industry standards before determining its actual market value. What you hope your home will sell for and what someone is willing to pay can be two different things entirely – especially in the current market.
Nowadays, many homebuyers are smarter than you think. Research has shown that over 90% of home buyers start searching for properties on the internet. Almost all buyers, both professionals, and novices have done their research before coming to view your property. They’ll come armed with information that they found online from websites like Zillow. Anyone with a computer or even a smartphone can check property listing sites, and typically these sites value houses lower than what buyers are actually paying. So make sure you’re not asking for an excessive amount more than online sources. If you do, you’ll need an excellent reason to justify your higher price to potential buyers.
NOTE: If you’re looking for someone to value your Miami Florida home accurately, we can help you. We buy houses in Miami and therefore know the market very well. We would love to give you a NO-OBLIGATION offer on your house alongside a very ACCURATE VALUATION. With our help, you will know what other buyers may pay for your property on the open market. Just call us, Sunshine State Buyers, at (305) 916-3328 or submit your property information to us through this short form here >>
Stage the Property
Generally, a new house once marketed will attract attention right away. Studies show that over 70 percent of potentials buyers will come across a new listing within 3 to 6 months of it hitting the market. However, if you feel like your house is not getting enough recognition, there are a few things that you can do to help make your home look more desirable to potential buyers.
- Do a little bit of gardening. Ideally, you need to ensure that the shrubs and the yard are neatly trimmed and tidy. You can even go the extra mile, and you replace the existing flowers with new, fresh ones.
- Repairs and general maintenance. If it’s looking battered and bruised, repainting the exterior can genuinely transform the outside. It’s is more important than you may think.
- Furniture included. If you have great furniture, think about including some of the nicer or more essential items in the sale if the buyer would like you to.
The thing about most “retail” buyers these days is that the majority of them have a hard time looking past minor issues. Yes, they can repaint, or they can re-do the yard, a little bit of work on a new home is to be expected. But for so many new homebuyers, the first impression is what stays with them when they discuss your property with friends and family. If your home initially looks ugly and unattractive, that visual will be there when they decide to buy your home or not.
Don’t have time or money to do the repairs or upgrades yourself?
It may take some time to sell a house that has been neglected over the years. But we’re here to help. We’re a home buying firm based in Miami Florida. Here at Sunshine State Buyers, we can buy your house in CASH fast. Plus, you won’t have to do any of the repairs. We’ll take on the responsibility of repairing your property from minor damage to full-on renovations.
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Have an Inspection Carried Out
To avoid any surprises involving unforeseen repairs or maintenance, make sure you hire a professional firm to carry out an inspection. You don’t want to be left sorting out minor problems before trying to close a deal. So, get the key reports prepared well in advance. The next step is to ensure that every single issue is dealt with accordingly. Don’t leave anything to chance. A full property inspection will work in your favor too. If your house is problem-free, there’s a higher chance it will sell quickly.
If you need referring to a great local Miami Home Inspection Service, we’d be happy to provide you with the names of a few reputable inspectors who can help you out. Get in touch via email or give us a call at (305) 916-3328
Organize the Paperwork Together
Although this step is often ignored, it is particularly relevant. It’s no surprise that every buyer will want to know EVERYTHING about your house before he or she makes an offer. Concerns such as: Who usually does the maintenance? When were systems like the HVAC last maintained? Are there any structural issues? will be on the mind of every buyer.
If you’re having a hard time selling your Miami house in the time frame you were hoping, consider following our advice and tackle the steps in this article to make your home more attractive.
Alternatively, if you’re a bit overwhelmed and getting everything organized is taking its toll, connect with us.
We buy houses locally in Miami. We pay in CASH and can close in just 7 days. We’ll pay you a fair price that we both agree on – no strings attached or hidden costs. Rather than waiting months on end selling your house the traditional way, let us help, and you can be packed up and on your way to your new home in no time.