Listing

October 10, 2023

Ways to Make Sure Your Home is Ready to Show at Its Best

Listing your home for sale is a big step, especially if you’re a first-time seller. Working with experienced Realtors like The Kern Team means having help through the whole process. When it comes time to get your home ready to show at its best, you’ll be the one taking the lead.  Take a Step Back  Start at the curb in front of your home and do a walk through trying to see your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer. Curb appeal matters and you should consider it a part of getting your home ready for regular showings and open houses. It probably goes without saying that the yard should be neatly cut and edged. Make sure all landscaping has […]
September 5, 2023

The Best Ways to Market Your Miami Home For Sale

Whether you’re a first-time seller or an experienced homeowner, listing your home for sale in Miami is a big decision. There are many factors at play that are out of your control – such as interest rates and market conditions –  so it’s important to take full advantage of the aspects you can impact. In short: the best way to market your Miami home is by presenting your home’s best qualities to the right audience. We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to market your home to find the best buyer. Work with Professional Realtors This starts with a team of experienced Realtors – like The Kern Team. A good realtor (or team of realtors) will start with a walkthrough of your […]
August 22, 2023

What is the Best Strategy for Negotiating with Home Buyers?

Whether you have one offer on the table or a bidding war for your property, part of selling your home is negotiation with buyers. Thinking through your strategy and goals helps prevent the process of selling your home from becoming emotional. Working with an experienced Realtor team gives you a buffer, but you’ll still be making all final decisions. So, You Have an Offer… Once offers start rolling in you’ll need to have an idea of how and when you want to respond to them. It’s tempting to reply right away, but it’s not always the best course of action. Letting the buyer’s agent know that all offers will be considered and responded to on a given day is one […]
August 15, 2023

What You Need to Know About Pricing a House

When it’s time to sell your home figuring out what price you want to ask is a big decision. The more you know about what goes into it and how it works the less intimidating it is. Working with an experienced agent means you don’t have to dive into the deep end of pricing, but it’s good to be informed. Start With the Basics Determining the current market value for your home is mostly a matter of location, condition, and comparison. We look at similar homes for sale, or recently sold, in your neighborhood to get an idea of what listing price will be best for your home. If there is a recently sold home of a similar size, condition, […]
February 21, 2023

Why Photography Is Important When Listing Your Home

Curb appeal has always been essential when it comes to real estate. And the fact is that we know live in an online world. In other words, the first impression nearly 100% of potential buyers will have of your home is the images in your online listing. With just a few quick clicks they will browse the photos and decide if your property is enough of a contender to view in person. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to wow them! Quality Over Quantity When posting pictures anywhere on the internet, having ten great pictures is always better than twenty mediocre ones. We see so many listings in which all the interior photos do is confirm that the home has […]
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 […]
May 11, 2021

Is Summer the Best Time To List Your House?

There’s an old adage in the real estate world that says to wait until the flowers start blooming to list your home. There are many reasons to wait until spring or summer to list your home: Weather, tax season ending and returns coming back, the ability to view homes and summer vacation for your kids. These are some of the typical reasons that spring and summer tend to be the best times to list homes. But is Florida typical? And is the (post) pandemic world we’re living in typical? In a normal year, on average across the country, spring and summer are the best times to put your home up for sale. However, 2020 was anything but normal and 2021 […]