HOME SELLING INFORMATION

December 22, 2020

Gearing Up for a New Year: Buying and Selling in 2021

When the pandemic hit earlier this year, the world was on edge as we all clung to see what might come next. For real estate, the results have remained very good despite the roller coaster we’re all riding in this pandemic. Homes continued to sell consistently during the spring and early summer months, even if it was at a slightly slower rate than before the pandemic, and as late summer and fall rolled around, buyers continued to face stiff competition for the relatively reduced home inventory on the market. As we look ahead to what 2021 may bring, much is still up in the air (after all, a year ago none of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 was […]
November 24, 2020

What to Consider When Listing Your House during the Holiday Season

This year has been one for the record books, and while every person and every industry has been impacted by the pandemic (and everything else 2020 has thrown our way!), one area that has continued to fare well throughout it all has been the real estate market. As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is,” and this year home is quite literally where it all is. For those of you considering listing your home during the holiday season, there’s strong reason to believe demand will continue to remain high well throughout what is sometimes considered a “low” season for real estate – a time when there is historically less inventory and a reduced demand to go with it. […]
August 25, 2020

Tips for Finding the Right Realtor for You

For most things in life, we turn to experts to help us navigate the intricacies of whatever challenge we’re up against. If we have health questions, we turn to a qualified medical professional, if we have finance questions, we talk to a financial advisor. The same is true for real estate. Since most of us don’t go around buying and selling houses every day, we turn to someone who does. And like all things in life, there is more than one person who excels in their given profession. So the question then becomes, how do you find the right person to help you? With so many qualified professionals, it can feel overwhelming to even know where to start. Here are […]
August 4, 2020

What to Expect When Closing on a Home

Closing on a home is to many the defining milestone of the home buying process, and it should be celebrated. After all, upon closing, you are a new homeowner and you finally get to enjoy the new home you’ve been dreaming about for months or years. But closing is not all sunshine and roses. The road to closing can be long, excruciating, and filled with every emotion (and document!) imaginable. In short, a lot has to happen before you get the keys to your new kingdom. But don’t let that scare you. Simply knowing what to expect should ease many of your worries and relieve some stress about the process. Here’s what to know so you’re better prepared to face […]
July 7, 2020

Real Estate Market Outlook: What to Expect This Summer and Fall in Miami

It’s fair to say none of us could have quite predicted the impact the coronavirus pandemic was going to have on our lives, our work and communities even just a few short months ago. And while some of us may be growing weary over the uncertainty of what’s to come, we are still facing a very serious health threat and must be prudent in how we proceed. The good news, however, is that we are moving ahead. As we look to the future, it’s impossible to say exactly what will happen and when in regards to real estate in Miami, but we can make some educated predictions based on how the market has fared thus far (relatively well!) and our […]
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 […]