3 Secrets to Getting the Highest Possible Price for Your Home

Published On: September 18, 2022|Categories: Blog, Selling, Tips|Tags: , , , |

3 Secrets to Getting the Highest Possible Price for Your Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home in Tampa Bay in the next few months, check out these three secrets to getting the highest possible price for it. You may be surprised and how easy they are to implement.

3 Secrets to Getting the Highest Possible Price for Your Home

Though there’s never any way to guarantee a buyer will pay exactly what you ask, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you get the best possible price when you sell your home in Tampa Bay. Check out these three secrets that have helped people sell their homes quickly and for top dollar:

  1. Make sure every room has a purpose
  2. Listen to your REALTOR® when it comes to pricing
  3. Boost your curb appeal

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    High-Offer Secret #1: Make Sure Every Room Has a Purpose

    When buyers tour homes, they like to see rooms used for traditional purposes. That means each room in your home needs to have a clearly defined purpose. It’s okay to set up a spare bedroom as a home office, workout room or sewing room – but it’s not okay to leave it as a storage space. If you have a room that catches all your stuff, you should clear it out before you put your home on the market. After it’s cleaned out, give it a defined purpose so that by the time your home is photographed, buyers will be able to visualize the room as intended.

    Related: 7 simple staging hacks every seller should know

    High-Offer Secret #2: Listen to Your REALTOR When it Comes to Pricing

    Your real estate agent will tell you how much someone is likely to pay for your home. Though you can adjust that figure – it’s your home, after all – you should listen to your real estate agent when they tell you your home’s current market value. That’s because your agent will compare your home to several others in the area, including those that have sold recently, those that were on the market and never sold, and those that are currently on the market waiting for buyers To determine how much your home is worth.

    Remember, your home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. That’s why it’s so important to listen to your real estate agent; many people accidentally add sentimental value to the monetary value of their homes, which results in overpricing. If you overprice your home, it’s going to sit on the market without selling.

    Related: What to do if your appraisal comes back low

    High-Offer Secret #3: Boost Your Curb Appeal

    buyers will begin forming an impression of your home before they even pull up at the curb. That means it’s up to you to ensure that your home’s curb appeal is on-point. Cut the grass, trim the hedges, power wash your sidewalk and driveway and ensure that the exterior of your home is clean. Put away bicycles and kids’ toys, and arrange comfortable seating on your porch so buyers get a favorable first impression.

    Welcome to this charming bungalow just 5 minutes to Lowry Park Zoo, 10 minutes to downtown Tampa and 15 minutes from the airport! You'll want to spend all of your mornings on the inviting front porch under the shade of the oak tree. As you walk in, you'll fall in love with the abundance of natural light in the spacious living area. The home features a split floorplan for the two bedrooms, perfect for privacy. The kitchen was tastefully updated with granite counters, wooden shaker cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Additional features include an indoor laundry, large fenced in backyard, and laminate flooring throughout! Schedule your showing today! $260,000 Active

    8506 N Branch Avenue Tampa, Florida

    2 Beds 1 Baths 716 SqFt 0.110 Acres

    Priced to sell immediately! Peaceful and quiet block 3 bedroom / 2 bath home with a spacious screened-in patio and outdoor grill area overlooking a huge 34' x 16-3/4' pool, perfect for entertaining or just relaxing! Your privacy is ensured via a 6’ tall block wall surrounding the back yard. The front yard features a large driveway leading up to a 2-car garage, connected to both the interior of the home, as well as the rear patio. New laminate flooring 2023. New interior paint 2024. Re-roofed in 2016. Double pane windows and sliding glass doors. Professionally pest controlled. Plumbing repiped from galvanized to PVC. Pool re-marcited in 2013. New electrical panel 2023.Hurricane shutters included. No HOA. Not in a flood zone. Please ask your agent to set up a showing today! Outdoor furniture and stone garden ornaments do not convey. $395,000 Active

    11718 Fife Avenue Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 2 Baths 1,297 SqFt 0.220 Acres

    This charming one story 1920s bungalow is located in Hyde Park just steps from Bayshore Boulevard and walking distance to Hyde Park Village. The home is adorned with beautiful original hardwood flooring throughout and custom finishes. This  home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an office/den. Natural light fills the living room, accentuating the charm and character of hand crafted built-ins and original fireplace. The adjoining office/den is lined wall to wall in windows and boasts original glass french doors. The kitchen enchants with three large windows overlooking the french garden and fountain. The design and detail in the kitchen is perfect for even the most experienced chef or casual cook with all new appliances, two dishwasher drawers, gas stove, custom cabinetry, and a large island. The master bedroom is reimagined with ensuite bathroom, double vanity, walk in closet, and large walk in shower.  Outside you’ll enjoy a screened porch and covered patio – great for relaxing while staying cool and covered, front porch and 1 car garage with alley access. Other updates include new A/C, roof 2015, new plumbing to the street, exterior and interior paint, custom tall wood privacy fence, landscaping, and city approval for a pool. A short distance to shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor festivals and markets; you won't want to miss this remarkable home. $1,500,000 Active

    1715 W Hills Avenue Tampa, Florida

    3 Beds 2 Baths 1,904 SqFt 0.170 Acres

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