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By Rose & Joe LoCicero

By Rose & Joe LoCicero | Agent in Land O' Lakes, FL
  • Can't Get Your Tampa House Sold? Follow These Tips And Get It Done!

    Posted Under: General Area in Tampa, Home Buying in Tampa, Home Selling in Tampa  |  August 16, 2014 4:13 PM  |  16 views  |  No comments
    With the wide array of information available to home sellers out there today, there is no excuse for having a property just sit around on the market. Use the tips provided in this article to help move your home and you can become successful in real estate. Whether you're a one-time seller or are planning on frequently selling, these tips will help you.

    Real estate experts agree that a great tip for anyone wishing to sell their home, is to neutralize personal decor, as much as possible. It is important for prospective buyers to be able to picture themselves living in the house and a large volume of items specific and personal to the seller, can make that difficult. Therefore, try to make the home's style, appeal to as wide an audience as you can.

    Before setting a selling price, don't just rely on the real estate agent to tell you what you can set the price at. Look around at recent sales of properties similar to yours to see what the actual sales price was. This will give you an idea of what the market is like and what people are actually paying for properties like yours.

    Have the relevant information that a potential buyer may ask about at hand when selling your home. From people who have worked on your home to various aspects of the neighborhood, make sure you know a lot about the home before you attempt to sell it. This will give the buyer a good idea about the kind of care that was put into the home during your ownership.

    A good way for new real estate agents to drum up business is by mailing out marketing plans to expired listings. These are people whose property didn't sell and for one reason or another didn't re-sign up with their previous real estate agent. So they're the ones most likely in the market for someone new to work with. With a unique marketing plan package and by targeting selected expired listings agents can increase their listings by fifteen or twenty percent.

    When trying to figure out what price to sell your home for, look more at the prices that houses similar to yours sold for rather then houses that are currently on the market. When an appraisal is made for the sale of your home, the mortgage company will only approve a mortgage for the amount of the appraisal, even if both the buyer and seller agreed on a higher amount. Appraisers use previous sales as their guide. By doing this up front, you will keep yourself from having issues during the sale process.

    Hire a home inspector when you are even considering a home. Looks can be deceiving. Just because a home appears to be structurally sound to the naked eye, doesn't mean it actually is. You need the services of a professional home inspector. He will go through the house, listing any problems that need to be addressed. Once you have this information, you have two options. You can either require that the seller make any repairs prior to you purchasing the house or you can get the cost of the repairs deducted from the sale price.

    It can be rather difficult to sell in this market, regardless of where you're located or even for what your property is available for. That's why it is very important that you check out some great information on how to move your home as a Tampa Home seller. These tips will get you started off in the right direction.

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  • Advice To Help You Sell Your Valuable Real Estate in Tampa

    Posted Under: General Area in Tampa, Home Selling in Tampa, Property Q&A in Tampa  |  August 9, 2014 5:05 AM  |  32 views  |  2 comments
    In this uncertain economy today, everyone wants to maximize profit and save money, including sellers in the real estate market. If you're one of them and you would like to learn how to make your house more valuable and sell it more easily, then you're at the right place. This article contains simple yet brilliant tips to instantly boost your house value, and help you to sell like a seasoned expert.

    Hire a real estate attorney, even if you are selling your home on your own. By hiring a legal professional to look over your contracts, you are saving yourself many potentially costly problems in the future. A lawyer can spot flaws in your documents, allowing you to rectify them before it's too late.

    When selling your home, always hire a Realtor who will take quality pictures of your property. A virtual tour is essential in today's market as well. Remember that your property will be marketed on the internet and so, top notch visual presentation is key to attracting potential buyers.

    If you are selling your home and having an open house, you should leave that event to the real estate agent and make yourself scarce. Trying to sell people on your home as they are walking through it may be a big turn off to buyers. Go shopping or run errands for the day, but just make sure you stay away the entire time.

    Be prepared to negotiate and make counteroffers when selling a home in the fall. Many buyers that are in the market during these months are likely looking for a great bargain. Do not get offended by their offer, instead counteroffer with a price that you are willing to let the home go for.

    You may want to hire a professional appraiser to get a solid number on the value of your home. This can be helpful if there has not been much real estate activity in the area recently, your home is unique in some way or if there are co-owners on the property.

    Your home must be priced in line with the market and area or lower. You may think your house is worth that extra 100 grand, but buyers will be turned off. Going a little above market rate can work out but be careful. There are a lot of homes on the market and if your price too high, you won't have any hits from prospective buyers.

    To make the carpet in your real estate last longer you should never use a steam cleaner to clean the carpet. The water starts to break down the fibers that make up the back of the rug and when they dry they become more brittle. Find a service that uses a dry cleaning process instead.

    The real estate market may be confusing and frustrating. It usually takes a long time to find a buyer, and even when you find one, the price at which they are willing to buy might be too low. But if you follow these tips, then you will be on your way to increasing your home's value, finding buyers, and finishing the deal faster and easier than you could have imagined.

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