Blog: selling a home

4 Steps to Getting the Highest Price For Your Home in the Shortest Time

In order to get the highest price for your home in the shortest amount of time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you home is marketed, the more likely you are to get an offer that will bring you the price and terms you want.

If you're looking to sell your house in Lee County, we can help. We have sold thousands of homes right here in Southwest Florida. Below are 4 steps we recommend following to get the highest price for your home in the shortest amount of time. 

1. Pricing is the most important factor in marketing your home. The price should be based on your property’s value in the current marketplace. It's important to compare with other similar houses and recent sales. If your property is not priced realistically, buyers will not be attracted to it.

2. Condition is another critical factor that plays into selling your house quickly.

  • Make sure that your home looks ready to be sold.
  • Fix any defects (peeling or faded paint, cracks, stains, etc.). Condition alone can sometimes prompt fast buying decisions.
  • Not only should you fix any defects, but consider upgrading your home by making major repairs and cosmetic improvements before selling.
  • Provide details of any major upgrades or improvements you have made to your home so buyers can see the value you have added.
  • A nice looking home triggers an emotional response that can lead a buyer to make an offer.

3. Negotiate fairly on price and terms for all parties involved. Terms are another factor that can  attract buyers. If you insist on getting your asking price, think of what else you can offer to the buyers. Consider things like moving dates, seller-finance options, or crediting buyers for new carpet or paint to help support your listing price.  

4. Get the buzz out about your home. List your house with an experienced, professional, full-time agent who can market your home in many ways, including internet and MLS listings. On your own, help your realtor get the word out. It should always be visible to passersby that your house is for sale, whether it is through signs, or telling friends, family, and acquaintances.

Are you looking to get the most money for your home while spending the least amount to sell it? If you answered yes, let's talk! Contact Eric at 239-561-2500 or by email at eric@wesellleecounty.com.


Assist-2-Sell can sell your home for less. We are a full-service broker for significant savings with flexible, cost-saving solutions to sell your home. You receive complete service from listing to closing. We are permanent year-round residents of Fort Myers, and we are proud to be a family owned and operated business serving Lee County for more than 30 years.

If you're on Facebook, be sure to Like Assist-2-Sell Partners Realty's page. Connect with us on Twitter @Assist2SellSWFL for real estate listings, reads and more.

Home Sellers: Make a Good First-Impression When Showing Your Home

A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, prompting them to make an offer on your home. What the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking price. Remember when you first purchased your home. What did it look like inside? Did it instantly feel like home? Was the house clean and lit well?

You want the buyer to feel all of those emotions you felt that made you fall in love with your home. Here are a few guidelines to help you make a great first impression when showing your home.

What to avoid:

A bad first impression can dissuade a potential buyer. Don’t show your property until it’s all fixed up. You do not want to give buyers a negative first impression to use in negotiaion.

Be sure to do this:

Real estate agents see houses everyday and can give solid advice on what needs to be done to make your home appeal to buyers. What you need are objective opinions. It’s sometimes hard to separate the personal and emotional ties you have for the home from the property itself.

Typically, there are some simple fix ups that can be done both outside and on the inside. As a seller, you should consider the following:

  • Landscaping — Is the front yard well-maintained and welcoming? Make sure all areas of the house visible to the street are in good condition.
  • Cleaning or redoing the driveway — Is your driveway cluttered with toys, tools, trash, etc? Keep the area clean and clear so buyers have an easy path to the front doot.
  • Painting — Does both the exterior and the interior look like they have been well taken care of? Touching up faded trim and siding, and giving the interior a fresh coat of paint can quickly make a house look fresher and more inviting.
  • Light — Are all the light bulbs working? Showing your home in its best light can help make buyers interested in your home.
  • Carpeting — Does the carpet have stains or look worn and dirty? Having carpets professionally cleaned can give your home an instant makeover.
  • Clutter and cleaning — Is there too much stuff crowding your rooms? Keep counters and table tops clear of clutter. It can be well worth it to put some items and oversized furniture in storage while your house is on the market.

Looking to list and sell your home in Lee County? Contact Eric at 239-561-2500 or by email at eric@wesellleecounty.com


Assist-2-Sell can sell your home for less. We are a full-service broker for significant savings with flexible, cost-saving solutions to sell your home. You receive complete service from listing to closing. We are permanent year-round residents of Fort Myers, and we are proud to be a family owned and operated business serving Lee County for more than 30 years.

If you're on Facebook, be sure to Like Assist-2-Sell Partners Realty's page. Connect with us on Twitter @Assist2SellSWFL for real estate listings, reads and more.

Are You Considering Selling Your Home in Lee County?

There are many reasons for selling your home. You might want to upgrade in size, relocate for a new career, retire or move to a larger city. No matter the reason, knowing why you are selling your home can help you follow the right plan of action (note for Kayla, link to plan of action blog) for getting what you want.

This article will help you figure out what type of seller you are while guiding you towards the right action plan.

Some home sellers place a high priority on a fast sale even if it means less than the maximum selling price, while some others are focused on getting the highest price possible no matter how long it takes. Still other sellers try to balance the priorities of a timely sale and highest possible sales price. 

If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price possible is not one of your priorities. A timely sale is often a priority when a new job is about to start, the kids need to enter a new school system, or the next home is already purchased.

It does not mean that you won’t or cannot get the highest price, but it means that the price is not the deciding factor. A buyer who can give you a quick closing time will appeal much more to you than a buyer who can offer you more money but the negotiation and closing time drag on.

If top sales price is your top priority, it’s always good to know how low you are willing to go as a bottom price. This will help to eliminate some of the offers that are not seriously willing to negotiate. Even though you should consider all offers and consider all the terms of each offer–not only price–sometimes, if you know the bottom line and are strict about it, you can save yourself time. 

3 Things to Remember When Selling

  • Once you know what your time and financial limits are discuss them with your agent so that they can help you set your selling goals realistically. 
  • Whether you list your home with a professional or try to sell on your own, make sure to review research on the current market and recent sales, and get the proper advice in terms of legal issues, closing needs, etc. 
  • The key is to be realistic and to know what your goals are so they can be met.

Are you ready to sell your home? We can sell your home for as low as $2,995*. Call us at 239-561-2500 or email us at eric@wesellleecounty.com.

 


Assist-2-Sell can sell your home for less. We are a full-service broker for significant savings with flexible, cost-saving solutions to sell your homeYou receive complete service from listing to closing. We are permanent year-round residents of Fort Myers, and we are proud to be a family owned and operated business serving Lee County for more than 30 years.

If you're on Facebook, be sure to Like Assist-2-Sell Partners Realty's pageConnect with us on Twitter @Assist2SellSWFL for real estate listings, reads and more.

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.

Eric Potts
Assist-2-Sell Partners Realty
8361 Village Edge Circle #2
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-561-2500
Email: eric@wesellleecounty.com

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