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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Selling Your Brevard County, Florida Home–So what if your kitchen counter is laminate?

One thing I have found through my years as Florida real estate agent.  I have never met a seller who said “my house is a piece of crap and I just want it sold!

Sellers are almost always quick to exhort the excellent qualities of their home and praise their neighborhood, schools, medical facilities, atmosphere....!

And, when they decide to sell they want to make sure their real estate agent uses all those positives in all marketing material.

And they want the list price to reflect all those wonderful characteristics.

But before they sell they need to step back and take an unbiased non-emotional look at their home.

Is the paint too personalized?  Is the wallpaper really that appealing?  Will the 20 year old kitchen with original appliances appeal to new buyers?  What about the old laminate counters?  (At a certain price point most buyers expect solid surface, granite, silestone, etc.) Have I neglected the landscaping or exterior paint?  Well, you get the picture, I am sure.

I am not suggesting any seller go out and pour a ton of money into a home they are getting ready to sell.

I am only saying home owners who intend to sell must accept what is good for them may not be appealing to a buyer at any price.

Still, some things do help sell (and for more money).

When you are ready to sell, get an unbiased opinion of your home.   Ask your real estate agent.  Better yet, have a professional home stager come by and give you a check up.  And if your home is more than a few years old consider a pre-listing home inspection.

Selling your home will be a much easier process if the "home work" is done before the listing goes active.

If you are considering selling your Brevard County, Florida home call me to discuss the process and how I can assist!

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