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.

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    3 Beds 2 Baths 1,587 SqFt 0.120 Acres

    Step back in time to brick lined streets and big front porches to fall in love with this stunning bungalow in a location that cannot be beat! Experience all Tampa's urban core has to offer and then come back home to your beautifully renovated home, without sitting in traffic! Walk half a mile walk into Ybor where you can catch the free trolley to Water Street, Amalie Arena, Channelside, Downtown, etc. Walk/bike a bit further from your gorgeous bungalow to the Riverwalk (1.5 miles) or Downtown (also 1.5 miles). At the end of the street, the city is in the process of a Tampa/Ybor Greenway Extension that will include pickle ball courts and a dog park!! Once back home from exploring the city, find peace and comfort in your beautifully designed home with finishes like the herringbone engineered hardwood flooring, deep green shower tile, brushed gold fixtures, high ceilings & quartz counters. Enjoy the outdoors on the beautiful front porch or in your low maintenance backyard shaded by oak trees. Ybor City is in the process of major developments including Gas Works and the development of the Ybor Harbor so this home will be an incredible investment as prices are sure to soar in the years to come! Make this gorgeous home yours today! $369,000 Active

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