Prepare your garage when listing your home

The garage must never be overlooked when listing your home for sale.

Take a drive through most neighborhoods throughout the country and you will likely find many homes with garages but with no vehicles parked inside them. What’s the reason for this? Unfortunately, Americans are known to be hoarders, thus leading to many cluttered garages. Although this is an inefficient use of garage space in most cases,… Continue reading Prepare your garage when listing your home

Pricing your home in a seller’s market

Home pricing in a seller's can present certain challenges.

You don’t need to look far to realize that we are currently in a home seller’s market. With a limited inventory of homes for sale combined with extremely high buyer demand, home prices have been rising for some time. Perhaps there is no better example of this than the South Florida market. Not only are… Continue reading Pricing your home in a seller’s market

Potential deal killers when selling a home

Certain items can quickly derail a home sale

If you have ever sold a home, then you probably know the various potential obstacles that must be overcome to successfully reach the closing table. From the initial price negotiations to loan contingencies and appraisals, there are plenty of opportunities for any deal to be cancelled. Of course, another major hurdle that must be cleared… Continue reading Potential deal killers when selling a home

Are more owners ready to list their homes for sale?

More home owners may be listing their homes for sale in the coming months.

By now, you are probably tired of reading about how tight the inventory of homes for sale is across the country. In fact, we are tired about writing about it as well. However, there could be some possible good news on the horizon for home buyers. According to a recent survey of approximately 1,300 consumers… Continue reading Are more owners ready to list their homes for sale?

The 5 golden rules of home staging

Home staging does not have to be costly to be productive.

Staging a home for sale is the best way to highlight the home’s best features while casting it in the best possible light. Did you know? On average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home. The good news is that staging a home does not need… Continue reading The 5 golden rules of home staging

Common home pricing mistakes

How to avoid some common home pricing pitfalls.

Home pricing is the single most important thing that you will do when listing a home for sale. Although ensuring the home is clean, de-cluttered, & presentable is extremely important, even the most presentable home will not garner any buyer interest if it is overpriced. Unfortunately, the current seller’s market has created a pricing trap… Continue reading Common home pricing mistakes

How to bring a stale listing back to life

Sellers and agents must take proper steps to revive a stale listing.

A stale listing is a home that has been languishing on the market for some time, and is not garnering much attention or offers. Oftentimes, buyers and their agents look at the total days on the market (DOM) for a listing to determine whether or not a listing is stale. In any market, a high… Continue reading How to bring a stale listing back to life

Are pandemic-paused home sellers ready to list now?

More homeowners that were sidelined by the pandemic may now be entering the market.

Many home owners that were considering selling their homes decided to put this off due to the pandemic. For various reasons including social distancing and limiting exposure risk to COVID-19 to waiting for home prices to stabilize, many of these would-be home sellers have been waiting patiently on the sidelines. This may begin to change… Continue reading Are pandemic-paused home sellers ready to list now?

Should you sell your home now or wait for spring?

Proper timing of listing your home sale can result in a significant difference in the sales price and overall experience.

Every year during the fall and winter months, many sellers ask the same question: “Should I sell my home now or wait for the spring?” This is understandable given the fact that we are all aware of the “spring home buying season” when many buyers enter the market to set themselves up for a late… Continue reading Should you sell your home now or wait for spring?

How much are average closing costs in Florida?

What are typical closings costs for a home?

“How much will my closing costs be?” This is a common question that we receive from many of our clients here in South Florida. Of course, just like everything else in this economy, the price tag has risen. Recently, ClosingCorp, a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology, provided some updated data.… Continue reading How much are average closing costs in Florida?