If you’re selling your home, chances are you’ll want to take advantage of every trick, strategy, and ploy you can find to attract homebuyers in Miami.
Homebuyers in Miami are notorious for finding any reason NOT to put an offer down on your home. That’s why preparing your sales strategy accordingly is necessary for finding buyers and securing a deal.
Here Are 4 Ways To Attract House Buyers In Miami!
Declutter Inside and Out
It might be an overwhelming task, but what you don’t use needs to go.
You might not see it, but clutter isn’t attractive, and too much stuff will make your home feel cramped and dirty.
Stuff just accumulates over time. Rather than deciding what to throw away, chances are you’ve kept most of the clutter hidden in cupboards, under the bed, in the spare room, or even in the garage.
If you are looking to sell, it means you’re also looking to relocate, which means there’s never been a better time to get active and decide what you can donate or throw away. Once everything is cleared, you can then give the home a good solid deep clean. With counters, bookshelves, and floors cleared, give your home the thorough cleaning it deserves.
You should also consider boxing up items you don’t need for the next few months and rent a storage unit if your garage isn’t large enough to store them without seeming cluttered.
Make Necessary Repairs
If you know something needs to be fixed, fix it. It’s common sense. But unfortunately, a lot of homeowners decide to wait it out and see if buyers mention anything during viewings. This is not a good plan.
Buyers will eventually discover that your washing machine is temperamental or some of the windows don’t open properly or te roof requires looking at. Leaving these issues until after buyers start viewing the property will make you seem lazy and encourage buyers to wonder, “What else is wrong with the home?”
Now, you might be wondering, “But, how will they know the roof leaks during heavy rain, if I don’t tell them?”
Well, that’s easy to answer! You are required by law to disclose anything you know as a problem. Second, if you try to act as if you’re not aware of the issue, this won’t work – the home inspection will uncover everything. Eventually, the buyers will request repairs or credits – so you will pay for it one way or another.
It’s much simpler to be upfront and disclose any repairs, maintenance, and upgrades you’ve made while people are looking. It expedites the escrow process, avoids lengthy repair requests, and gives potential buyers confidence that you were a responsible homeowner.
Stage the Property
Staging doesn’t always mean moving everything you own and renting all new furnishings. It can mean working with a professional who rearranges existing furniture and removes odd family photos, heirlooms, and art.
When it comes to staging, real estate agents are generally met with confrontation from clients every day. Unless they have a multi-million dollar home, most clients don’t see the need for the additional expense of staging.
But, even regular homes can benefit from this process. After clearing away all your unnecessary clutter, staging your home will ensure everyone can visualize themselves living in the property. That maximizes the number of people who will make an offer on the home.
Set a Market Price Just Under Expected Fair Market Value
When it comes to buying a property, buyers will focus on the size, layout, location, condition, and price.
When the first four qualifiers are in line with their needs, buyers will then prioritize viewings based on the asking amount. In markets where there are a lot of buyers, a lower (but still *competitive) price will attract more buyers. *Too long could give the impression there’s an issue.
A good agent then holds an Open Houses where droves of potential buyers fall in love with your home because it’s clean, clutterless, and staged.
These situations often result in multiple offers giving you the seller the ability to negotiate upwards towards fair market price due to increased interest.