Seller Resources

Where to Begin When Selling Your Home

You have made up your mind: you're going to sell your home. Great! Now what? When selling your home in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, you have plenty of decisions to make, including which household items you're going to keep, how you're going to stage your home, what improvements you need to make, and which real estate agent you're going to choose to walk you through the whole process.

Though there are plenty of tiny steps in the home selling process, you just need to focus on a few. Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again. A good first impression will help your home sell quickly and for more money, so it's crucial to make your home appealing through home staging, curb appeal, simple improvements, and even the listing price. 

Use this home-selling guide to quickly and easily get to the closing table with more money in your pocket.

Before Listing Your Home in Sarasota

Determine your timeline:

If you are selling your primary residence, you end up being in a situation where you are selling your current home and buying a new home at the same time. Having to juggle the two can be difficult, so you have to determine your priorities.

If you need to sell your home in a short time in order to purchase your next home, then you may have to consider lowering your listing price in order to ensure that your home will sell quickly. In some cases, a faster sale is worth accepting an offer less than your asking price. However, we'd be more than happy to talk with you about your goals and work with you to sell your home quickly and for a higher price!

Prepare your home:

An attractive property easily grabs the attention of interested buyers. Because buyers know they’ll encounter fewer problems in a spruced-up and well-maintained home, your house becomes more valuable and stands out from the competition. So if you prepare your home correctly, you’ll save time selling it when it’s on the market.

When preparing your home, focus on how your home looks, feels, and smells. Start by cleaning out clutter, deep cleaning carpets and hidden nooks, making any needed repairs, staging your living spaces, and allowing your home to shine. Your goal is making buyers feel right at home in your house, so it's crucial to put your home on the market in the best condition possible.

Select your agent:

Selecting the right real estate agent is crucial to selling for more money and in a shorter time. Having an agent you can trust, who has years of experience buying and selling homes, and who has a broad knowledge about real estate and the Sarasota-area market, is priceless. The right agent will ensure you have a smooth and stress-free transaction.

Do your homework:

The real estate market in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Lakewood Ranch, and surrounding areas is always changing, even in your own community. We have detailed reports about key stats like average home values and days on market to help you learn what to expect during your home sale.

The Selling & Closing Process

Pick your price:

Having a realistic price point is key to a smooth and successful sale. As local Realtors who have in-depth knowledge and experience in this market, we can determine a competitive but fair price for your property using recent sales of similar homes in your area. Ask us for a home evaluation to see whether all your hard work and home improvements paid off!

List your home:

When you are ready to list your home, we will do everything we can to get your listing in front of as many buyers as possible. We will take plenty of photos, aggressively market your home, and make suggestions to improve your home's value. Since your home-selling needs are unique, we take the time to listen to your goals and create a marketing strategy just for your property.

Close the sale:

After a buyer has made an offer on your home, we will closely work with you to negotiate the best price, handle the details of the home inspection, and move you swiftly and efficiently to the closing table. From the moment your home goes on the market, we will keep you updated about everything that is happening with your listing.

Let's Get Your Home Sold!

We know you want to make the best decision possible when selling a home in Sarasota. Whether you own a condo, beach house, golf course home, or investment property, we will guide you through the entire transaction and ensure you have a smooth, stress-free closing. Ready to get started? Let's talk about your goals and determine the best asking price for your home.

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