There are many reasons that you may decide to sell your Parkland home. You got a promotion that means leaving the area. Your family has grown and you want to downsize to keep things more manageable. You lost your job and must sell your home because you can't afford it anymore. No matter what the scenario, it can be difficult emotionally to sever the relationship you built with your Parkland property. However, when it comes to selling your Parkland home, it's just business. Take emotion out of the equation.
I know, I know. You're probably saying to yourself, "Easier said than done, Salma." And, you would be correct. But, to have a successful real estate transaction for your Parkland golf home or Heron Bay property, you need to keep in mind that a buyer doesn't care about the fact that your baby girl took their first steps in that house. Or, that you had 100 of that same daughter's friends dancing in the backyard for her "Sweet 16". Or, how long it took you to find just the right color for the kitchen walls that perfectly complimented the backsplash you spent weeks deliberating on. They just see a business transaction, pure and simple. And that's how you need to approach the marketing and sale of your Parkland home.
Setting the right listing price is imperative. Ask your Parkland/Heron Bay real estate agent to pull the sales figures of homes recently sold in your neighborhood ("comps" that are not more than 90 days old). This will give you one of the best pictures of what you can expect your home to be worth in the current market. Just because you invested $50,000 in a complete kitchen remodel two years ago doesn't mean you should raise the price of your home if the market doesn't support it. You can only sell your home for what buyers are willing to pay for it, not necessarily for the amount of money you have into it.
Talk to your Parkland agent about what they believe you can sell your home for. They are in the real estate trenches everyday and have insight you aren't privy to. Really listen to their advice instead of discounting it. That is what you are paying them for, after all.
One of the hardest things for a homeowner to understand is that, when selling your Parkland home, it's just business. Emotionally detach yourself from the situation. Most likely, you will be searching for another home to live in soon and will be looking at it through "buyer's eyes" as well.
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If you have questions about Somerset or any other Parkland area community, please call Salma Dhanji at (954) 816-0232.