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January 3, 2023

What To Expect in the 2023 Miami Market

Sometimes markets are easier to predict than others, and this one… well, there are a lot of moving parts. I’m certainly no fortune teller and any number of things could impact my best guesses.  At any rate (pun very much intended), I’ll give you my thoughts as of now about what to expect with the Miami real estate market for the upcoming year. Will Housing Prices Go Up or Down? The next several months will be different, a “back to normal” market, but that doesn’t mean a loss of all the gains we have seen over the pandemic price surge. In fact, in most areas of Miami prior to 2019, I would say we were undervalued from a global perspective as […]
November 22, 2022

Is Staging Your Home Worth the Investment?

Under all the right circumstances hiring a professional staging company is absolutely worth the cost. I realize that is a qualified statement, so bear with me for a minute. The point is that there is absolutely value in the process of having a professional stage your home before it hits the market. Which side of the cost/benefit analysis that service falls on depends on several more specific details. In a Perfect World… As an agent, the ideal situation is to present the most picture-perfect version of the house we’re selling. If the seller has moved out, staging the home – with the lack of personal items – creates a blank canvas that prospective buyers can project their lives onto. Staging […]
October 25, 2022

6 Steps for Preparing Your Home to Sell in Miami

Ready, set, sell! Miami is (currently) still in a seller’s market, and while homes are selling at lightning speed, the process for preparing your home to list does take a bit longer.  When you spend adequate time preparing your property, you can expect it to sell faster and for more money. Taking a little extra time up front can really make a big difference when your home hits the market. Where to Start When Preparing Your Home For Sale We recommend starting the process at least  six months in advance of when you actually want to list. A common mistake we see with sellers is they wait too long to contact an agent.  Your agent wants you to succeed, and to […]
September 6, 2022

Selling Your Home in a Down Market

After 2008, it’s normal for buyers and sellers to feel a little skittish about less-than-ideal market conditions, but 2008 was (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime event. The next recession, whenever that may be, will very likely not be as damaging for real estate (as a whole).  So, as of right now, there’s no reason to panic – but there is reason to be concerned. The best way to avoid worrying about what is going on in the market is to have the best listing in your neighborhood. Here’s how to outshine the competition when you’re selling your Miami home in a down market.  Price Your Miami Home Right From The Start You only make a first impression once. So once you are […]
June 21, 2022

The Pros and Cons to Hosting an Open House

While many agree that hosting an open house is an excellent way to get potential buyers through your door, it is still a heavily debated topic between homeowners and real estate professionals. Truthfully, there are pros and cons to choosing to have or forgo an open house. Having a strong understanding of these pros and cons can help you make an informed decision. Pros Increased exposure – Perhaps more important than having open houses is gaining exposure for your home. While a sale may not come directly from an open house, you will undoubtedly gain exposure from ads, street signs, and promotions for your open house     . Low pressure environment – Open houses are usually very laid back and give potential buyers an […]
March 15, 2022

Questions Empty Nesters Should Ask Before Downsizing

For many empty nesters, there comes a time to face the impending question: keep the family home or downsize to something smaller? Like any real estate investment, there are a lot of things to think about when downsizing to a smaller home. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to downsize: Lifestyle With the kids out of the house, you now have the freedom to decide how you want to live your life. Before downsizing, it’s important to think about what you do – for instance, if you’ve been commuting to work an hour plus each way to be near the kids’ school, and if your hobbies are near your home. It’s not uncommon for empty […]
January 11, 2022

Recent Sales Around Miami

While it may come as a surprise to naysayers, the Miami real estate market is still going strong. With many families escaping the north and a new influx of professionals leaving California behind in favor of our beaches, restaurants, and – surprisingly – less traffic, the market continues to show growth and demand. When looking to buy or sell a property, one of the first things to consider is what the comps are for recent sales in the area. As for Miami, the numbers still show a seller’s market.  We’ve compiled a list of a few recent sales to give you a sense of what homes in the Miami area are selling for. As always, if you have questions about […]
December 14, 2021

What Upgrades Can You Do To Increase Property Value Before Listing Your Home?

Home renovations can be costly undertakings. Faced with the current market trends for the increased demand for home renovations from homeowners as a direct result from families spending more time at home, mixed with the increases in materials costs, even the smallest upgrades can seem like big ticket items.  So, what happens if you are a homeowner looking to sell your home but want to find ways to upgrade your home in order to increase your property value before listing? First, it’s important to know that many smaller projects are not necessary to undertake before selling your home. In fact, we may even recommend against making any changes before listing at all. With the Miami market in such demand as […]
November 2, 2021

Miami-Dade Real Estate: 3 Things to Consider in 2021

It is true that Miami is known for its iconic beaches, diverse culture, and economic success; however, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Miami’s real estate market. A true hotspot for new and returning residents, investors, and foreign business seekers, this city is on a continuous uprise and has been that way for the past few decades. If you’re considering moving here, one thing is true; you should know the three big Miami real estate trends happening right now in 2021.  1.  Supply and Demand In general, the United States is dealing with a record high demand for housing. It is one of the worst housing shortages that we have experienced in the nation. This […]