Ready to List? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you thinking it’s time to list a property for sale? The Kern Team is here to represent you, but we’re also here to help you make sure you’re well-informed on the front end of any real estate transaction.  

Timing Makes a Difference

First, it’s important to consider market trends and seasonality if you have the ability to list your home any time. Spring and early summer tend to be the most active seasons for real estate transactions. Many buyers are eager to purchase before the start of the new school year or to take advantage of favorable weather conditions for house hunting. Here in Miami it can be beneficial to list in Spring or early Summer, but it’s important to realize that it is likely to have the highest volume of listings available for buyers to choose from. At times it’s smarter strategically to wait until the market has lower volume – but it’s important to speak with a Realtor about your individual situation to have the best selling process. 

Your personal circumstances and timeline are also an important consideration. Factor in your reasons for listing, and what your needs are for moving. Job relocations, family changes, and financial considerations are all reasonable influences on your decision. If you are reliant on the sale of your current home before you can relocate, this may be the biggest determining factor the timing of your listing.

Time of year aside, planning ahead to prepare your home for sale link to previous blog to maximize its appeal to potential buyers will always be worth your time. The Kern Team is here to work with you to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy tailored to you and your home as well as your target buyer demographic.

Attracting the Best Offers

The power of curb appeal is real, and it’s important to make that first impression impactful. Refreshing your landscaping and adding some extra colorful flowers to your front beds or pots goes a long way. Consider scheduling any necessary repairs – both inside and out – well in advance of listing your home so it’s tip top for showings. Power wash exteriors and hard surfaces, clean windows and gutters, and tidy up outdoor areas closer to time for your listing to go live so it looks bright and shiny for your first showing.

Making your home into a blank canvas allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home. This means removing all excess décor and clearing off countertops as much as possible. Your home should feel inviting to potential buyers while still having a very polished look. More polished than most of us keep our homes day to day while we live our busy lives inside them. It’s also a great idea to use focused lighting and furniture arrangements to highlight as many of your home’s best interior features as you can.

If you’re ready to evaluate your property for listing it, The Kern Team is here to help. Reach out to us to get started.