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Nancy, Both Buyer and Seller in Middletown, NY

Living in Florida when is the best time to put ones home on the market?

Asked by Nancy, Middletown, NY Sat Oct 22, 2011

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i agree with mike hunter,you never know when the best time is.Most important factor is to get your property in the best condition to sell.curb appeal is very important,mow your grass,trim your trees,bushes etc.if your house needs paint,paint it. if it doesn't look good on the outside,buyers won't want to come inside.a good coat of paint on the outside and inside gives the buyer the impression that you maintain your home.stage your home,get rid of all personal items.get rid of all your clutter.make it look like a model home,if you can. it will sell.then get a good realtor,price it right and you will sell it. that is my best advice. susan jennings "only way realty"
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
In my experience, the time of year in Florida mainly impacts the time to sell rather than the price. If you have plenty of flexibility and your home is in an area that attracts snow birds, then November to April is prime selling time. If you have time constraints or are not in a snow bird local, then get the house in top condition inside and out and price it right then put it on the market.

If you would like a consultation, give me a call.

Jeffry David
SellState Next Generation Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 25, 2014
August to April if you have a home suited for snow birds other wise any time you wish to sell your home!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 9, 2011
When do YOU want to move? 30, 60, 90 days a year, more? What's important to you about moving? What will that do for your lifestyle. Once you have that answer, then your answer is easy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 31, 2011
Hello Nancy:
In answer to your question... "any time" is the 'best time" since we do not have the extreme seasonal weather changes like our northern neighbors. The type of property you own as well as the location will determine the best marketing plan. Please call me at: (352) 362-8446 so that we may discuss all possible solutions for a quick sale.
Thank you for your inquiry! Cindy Head, Realtor/Sunburst Properties, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 23, 2011
The Florida market is strong year round, homes are constantly selling. What really makes a difference is not the time of year but the condition of the property and having it priced correctly. Prior to listing take the time to do all necesary repairs to make it look almost new. It is a good idea to hire a home inspector, who will tell you about things needing repair that you may not have seen. Fixing them now will be much cheaper than waiting for the buyer to find them and require you pay a professional to make repairs. Remove all clutter and personal articles and decorations, paint neutral colors. Then price it right. You should be in the bottom 20% of homes within your comparables, that will guarantee your home gets shown every time someone ask for homes within your size and price range.

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 23, 2011
Right now! Tomorrow morning, get in Monday's MLS-But get your home on the market while the foreclosures are still in litigation!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
Good Afternoon Nancy,

As you can see you do have quite a few answers. The best way to approach this question is for you to first determine if you want or need to seller you property. Whether you have an urgent need to sell the home or just trying to gauge the market, you are best served to work with a local realtor that can provide you with the most current market data on the type of home, location and condition your property may be in. Some parts of Florida have been hit harder than others, and also the difference between a condo or a single family home can make a difference as well. With the current market information, you would then be able to make the decision of whether to market the home now or later. There truly is no good or bad time to place a home on the market, whether it is in Florida or any other state. The key to selling the home is to have a good sense of what homes are going for in your area, and then based on your need or want to sell it, you then price the home accordingly. Pricing is truly the key component to properly getting your home sold in the quickest time possible. Good luck with whatever decision you make.

Lila Lopez
RE/MAX Advance Realty
S. Miami, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
Now is good. The air is crisp and everything feels brand new.

It is starting to get cold up north and we have exceptionally beautiful winters and the beach is open all the time.

Summer is good. The water sports are at their peak, the gardens are in full bloom.

Spring is good. Truly beautiful with the pool heating up and feeling great after morning exercise.

Winter is Great! Our northern friends can leave their heavy coats and bring their bathing suits and golf clubs.

I guess there is not a bad time to sell a house in Florida especially with great prices, low interest rates and a healthy however not over abundant inventory.

Debbie Albert, PA
Keller Williams Treasure Coast
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
Hi Nancy,

If you can possibly delay selling, it may be worth the wait!

Our Congress has finally come up with a good idea to stimulate demand for Real Estate and it may actually work. It allows a foreign national to get a Visa (not a work visa thankfully) to immediately immigrate to the US if they buy $500k in Real Estate with a minimum $250k purchase price for their primary residence. Take a look at the Wall St. Journal article and contact your Senator to pass it!


We may finally be at the bottom of the Real Estate market!

All the best,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011

There is no "proper time" to sell...if you do not have your home listed for sale, clearly it will not sell. Who knows when the buyer turns up? It could take days, weeks or even months, but if marketed at the right price and is in good shape, it may surprise you. Get a good Realtor and best of luck.

Mike Hunter
407 709 1911
Web Reference: http://www.michaelhunter.us
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
If your current situation requires to you sell your home, no time better than now. Properties that are properly marketed, staged, and priced will sell in this market. I suggest that you contact a local real estate agent to start the process; and, if you need an experienced agent please let me know and I will find one for you.
Phil Rotondo, Realtor
ERA Showcase Properties
Web Reference: http://www.321property.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 22, 2011
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