Preparing Your House to Sell in Fall 2022

Preparing Your House to Sell in Fall 2022

  • Chris Curran
  • 10/3/22

The Tampa housing market is different today than it was just a few months ago. So, if you have been considering selling your house, this news may leave you wondering what you need to do differently. Taking the time to prepare your house upfront while creating a solid plan can help you get the result you are looking for.

Here are three tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house Fall 2022.

1. Price It Right

The first thing a buyer will notice is the price of your house. Pricing your Tampa house too high at first could put you at a disadvantage and discouraging potiential buyers from even scheduling a showing. However, pricing your house too low may make buyers worry there’s  something wrong with the home.

Your goal in pricing your property is to gain the attention of real buyers and get them to make an offer. That being said, pricing your home appropriately from the start has become more important than ever.

Pricing your house isn’t a guessing game. It takes skill and expertise. Work with a trusted real estate advisor to determine the most accurate market value for your home.

2. Keep It Clean

Realtor.com says in their Home Selling Checklist:

When selling your home, it’s important to keep everything tidy for buyers, and you never know when a buyer is going to want to schedule a last-minute tour.”

Before a buyer visits, ensure to declutter the living space, kitchen, and bathrooms. Also, put the dishes away, and make the beds. You want the buyer to not be distracted by stuff, but rather see themselves living there.

For more tips, check out this checklist for preparing your house for sale. Ultimately a local Tampa realtro is your best resource for tailored advice, but this list can help get you started.

3. Help Buyers Feel at Home

Finally, we want buyers to see how they can make your house their next home. An easy first step is to de-personalize and de-clutter by removing excess personal items, like pictures, awards, and sentimental belongings. It’s also a recommended to remove any extra furniture, which helps the rooms feel bigger.

Spending the time on this will pay off in the long run. In a recent article from the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

Staging is the art of preparing a home to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers in your market. The right arrangements can move you into a higher price-point and help buyers fall in love the moment they walk through the door.”

Bottom Line

Selling a house in the Tampa area requires work and expertise. So, if you’re looking to sell your house or condo in the greater Tampa Bay area, let’s connect to help your home stand out in today’s shifting market.

Work With Chris

Chris will bring all his experience and knowledge to assist you successfully through your real estate transaction and will do it with a level of professionalism and high standards that you should expect from a full-time professional real estate advisor.