HOME SELLING INFORMATION

June 15, 2020

The Best Ways to Boost Your Home’s Screen Appeal for a Virtual Showing

Shopping online for homes is not a new phenomenon in the real estate world, but things certainly have changed in recent months in regards to how people go about finding their next property. While pre-pandemic online house hunting was typically used as a way to screen potential homes that a buyer would later then tour in person. Now, more and more buyers are relying on virtual showings as one of the most important components of their real estate experience – with some transactions being completed even without a buyer ever stepping foot on the property. In order to position your home for the best possible sale, creating a strong virtual presence and marketing the property are imperative. Even as social […]
June 9, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Professionally Staging Your Home

Preparing your home for potential buyers usually requires a little TLC. How much depends on your own personal situation and goals for the sale, but putting in some work upfront can not only help speed up your sale, it can also help you increase the home’s value. While it may feel unnecessary to put so much extra time, effort, and money into a home you will be leaving, a little preparation, especially when it comes to home staging, can go a long ways in making your property more appealing to potential buyers. But do you need a professional to do it for you? Let’s walk through some of the pros and cons of hiring a professional to stage your home […]
May 19, 2020

What to Consider When Listing Your House this Spring

Spring has generally been considered one of the best times of year to list your house, and there are many good reasons for why that is. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly left its mark on the market, homes are still moving and will continue to do so even if it’s not quite at the same pace as it typically is in the short-term. But before we dive in to what to know about the spring housing market in Florida, I always caution my clients to consider what truly meets their needs. In fact, the best time to sell your house is always when you are ready. For some, that may be summer, fall, or yes, even during the winter […]
May 12, 2020

How Will Buyer Demands Shift in a Post-Pandemic World?

The real estate industry is no stranger to market ups and downs as well as booms and busts, but after each upturn or recession things always look a little different in the marketplace, at least for a little while. The current pandemic is no different. COVID-19 has definitely made its mark on real estate, though not in the same way previous recessions have. For example, while the 2008 recession largely stemmed from the foreclosure crisis, today Miami home values are continuing to retain their mortgage value. There’s no denying, however, that the uncertainty surrounding the economic situation has buyers and sellers on edge. But it has also reshaped – or strengthened – our idea of what a home means. What […]
May 5, 2020

Why Marketing Matters Immensely When Selling Your Home

Selling a home has always been about portraying a property in its best possible light. That’s no surprise. We take steps to spruce up the space from top-to-bottom, inside and out, before listing it. Sometimes we even throw a batch of cookies in the oven to really make the space feel like home when potential buyers come for a tour. But selling a home during – and after – the pandemic will require home owners to take it up a notch even further if they want to compete in today’s more virtual marketplace. While marketing has always played an essential role in selling a home, in this new real estate landscape we’re all living in, preparing a home for sale […]
April 28, 2020

What We Can Expect in the Miami Real Estate Market During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. It is touching every industry, every sector, every life. The real estate market is no exception. There is reason, however, to remain cautiously optimistic about the real estate outlook in South Florida. What to Know About the Miami Market As recently reported in the Miami Herald, the Miami-Dade market was continuing to report robust listings and sales of single-family homes and condos well into March, but experts concede that the full impact of the pandemic on the industry may take months to reveal itself. While the industry has faced set-backs during periods of recession, the current pandemic is unlike any other recession in recent history, primarily because there is so much […]
April 7, 2020

Selling in the Pandemic

For those on the housing market right now – whether buying or selling – things may feel a little doomsday. The uncertainty around the coronavirus has everyone on edge, and things are changing by the day. But rest assured, it is not doomsday for the real estate market. In fact, the market is continuing to churn and real estate experts are remaining cautiously optimistic. New listings are being added – albeit at a slower rate, closings are continuing to proceed – even if there are some delays, and we all are taking important health and safety precautions to accommodate a more virtual real estate experience. Yes, the pandemic is top-of-mind for all of us, and that’s why we’re dedicating the […]
March 24, 2020

Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector When Buying a House in South Florida

After you’ve decided to put an offer on a new house, several important steps still need to take place during those weeks counting down to closing. A big one? Getting a home inspection. Certified home inspectors thoroughly evaluate the property and look for potential safety problems or hazards, including those that may be found in structural, mechanical, electrical, and other major appliance systems, among others. Inspections can offer some reassurances and peace of mind about your decision to buy. They can also make sure you are going into your purchase with your eyes wide open. Buying a property that will need a new HVAC system within the next few years may not be a deal-breaker for you, but it is […]
February 25, 2020

Pro Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Pets

You pets are part of your family, but as much as you love them, potential home buyers might not agree. To ensure you’re not scaring away buyers, here are some simple steps you can take to prepare your home for the sale, even if you have pets. Clean, clean, clean – Deep cleaning is a must, especially when it comes to getting rid of pet stains, odors, and hair. Hire a professional if needed and do what you can to control additional dirt or hair from accumulating once your home is on the market. Repair any damage caused by your pet – Scratching or claw marks, chew damage, ripped curtains or screens – these are all serious turn-offs that can […]