It’s not just a Buyer’s Market, it’s Perfect for Sellers too!Terry Riffe | November 11, 2015
With real estate prices on the rise and interest rates still low, the housing market is ideal for both sellers AND buyers.
If you have been thinking of selling your home, now is the time. During the fall and winter months, there are less listings coming on the market – which gives the buyers less of an inventory to choose from. Listing your home in the fall and winter months gives your home more exposure and draws in potential buyers that wouldn’t normally see your home.
Unless you are planning to sell your ‘For Sale By Owner’, you will need to choose an experienced real estate agent to represent you. Keep in mind that all agents are not equal. You will want to choose one with a proven track record in your area. Ask friends, relatives or coworkers that have recently bought or sold a home for recommendations. Be sure to check reviews and do your research. As a seller’s agent in the Orlando/Disney area for many years, I have extensive experience in this market. My clients benefit greatly from my local expertise.
Begin preparing your home before you put it on the market. Don’t put off what you can do today. Buyers are looking for a move in ready home, not something they will have to work on. Making small changes before listing your home can make a big difference once you have potential buyers walking through. Small repairs done before listing your home can make the difference not only in how long your home sits on the market, but can also make a big difference in the bottom line of what buyers are willing to offer.
When you list your home, be sure to make your home available. This means not putting any restrictions on when potential buyers can view your home, within reason of course. If a client is interested in seeing you home, but not able to, you can be sure that they will find another home to look at.
Have your plan together of what you are doing after the sale. You can ask your real estate agent to help you find suitable housing before you begin marketing your home.
If you keep all of this in mind, selling your home can be a very positive experience. If you are in the Orlando area and ready to sell your home, I’d be happy to assist you. Email me An@OrlandoVacationRealty.com or call me +1 (407) 800-0888.