Last summer, home inventory was as hot as the Florida sun: Houses were literally flying off the market. In a head-spinning market, each of my VIP clients wanted someone who could keep up with the market’s pace and had the experience to ensure a solid offer would land on the table, when they found the right home for their family. Fast pace is second nature to someone who used to work on the floor of the NYC stock exchange!
These days, houses for sale are spending a bit more time from listing to closing. Home seekers who need to move are motivated to get financing locked in before another interest rate hike. But in general, buyers in Florida and nationwide are moving forward more cautiously, as each rate increase means a higher monthly mortgage payment. But, the facts remain, people will have to move.
Brandon, Valrico, Riverview, and Fishhawk see many new military transfers at the beginning of the calendar year. People are also still flocking to Florida in record numbers. And, others will outgrow their homes, take jobs in the Greater Tampa and Brandon areas, or go through life changes that necessitate an in-town or transfer move.
Whatever your life situation, if you’ve thought you should sell in the upcoming months, here are some helpful tips for selling your home for top dollar in the current market!
I never recommend people go the route of “for sale by owner,” but if you need one more reason not to try to sell your own home, this market requires the savviness of a knowledgeable agent to get you maximum profit for your home sale. At Elena VIP Homes, we are motivated and put the time in to research the market for best pricing. We also want to make this stressful time of selling (and probably buying simultaneously) a smooth process.
If your family’s items are too much in the space, people will have difficulty seeing your house as their new home. Before the photos are taken for your listing, a good decluttering and deep cleaning will get your home looking fresh, open, and inviting. When the clutter has been moved and the baseboards wiped, hire a professional stager to add a little style to make your home stand out on the market.
The present market doesn’t need to be intimidating to sellers who want top dollar for their Brandon, Florida, area home. When you count on Elena VIP Homes, we’ll guide you on maximizing your sale and the steps to take before cutting your asking price (which many people want to do much too soon!). We want you to put as much money in your pocket out of the sale of your largest asset. Contact us today to discuss listing your home, and see for yourself the difference a VIP experience makes.