Everyone has heard that springtime is when you should list your home for sale, but is that just an industry myth? According to HomeLight and their extensive analysis of millions of real estate transactions, exactly when you should list your home varies by area. That is why they created an online tool to make selling a house in Orlando easier than ever with all the data at your fingertips. Years of market trends show that May is the best time to list your home for sale in Orlando!
If you are trying to sell your home quickly, listing in May has historically resulted in the fewest days on the market, which translates to a better deal and smoother timeline. But what if you aren’t ready? We have compiled some tips to quickly get you and your house ready to list during this lucrative window.
1. Offer a Virtual Tour
Creating a virtual tour is a quick way to gain lots of exposure—even before your home is ready for showings. Buyers love these glimpses, and it just might push them into coming and seeing it in person. It might sound intimidating, but creating a virtual tour for potential buyers can be as easy as taking a walk through each room of your home with your camera’s video recorder on. Simply making a video of your home, taking it slow and steady, can help buyers envision the layout and details. You can hire a professional real estate photographer or videographer for an even better quality video if it is in your budget.
2. Boost That Curb Appeal
Before you tackle any interior fixes, spruce up that outdoor decor. First impressions are powerful and can make or break a potential buyer’s opinion while they are still in their car. Don’t worry, there are some simple fixes that can do wonders for a tired exterior in a snap:
- Power wash your walls, sidewalks, and driveway
- Paint your front door
- Add flattering exterior lighting
- Add plants
- Change out hardware and fixtures
- Keep the landscape trimmed and lush
- Get a new mailbox
3. Declutter Before Showings
You don’t have to throw yourself into full-on staging, but simply clearing off surfaces and discarding clutter can make a huge impact on how a potential buyer sees the space. Move out some furniture to open up the living areas. Make sure to hide any personal or valuable items on days your home will be shown. Add that extra touch and put out some flowers or just make sure your home smells extra fresh.
4. Find the Right Agent in Orlando for You
For one of the biggest financial and legal contracts you will sign in your life, don’t just go with the first person you find in a Google search. You need someone sensitive to your specific needs and familiar with your area to make your sale efficiently. The only problem is there are lots (and lots and lots) of agents out there, so how do you find the one who will be a good fit to sell your home? Take advantage of the data from millions of transactions and request a list of agents in your area who are best prepared to meet your needs.
Deciding to list your home for sale can seem overwhelming, but having the data on your side can shine a light on what works. Contact HomeLight to request your personalized list of real estate agents so that you can list your home this month and potentially sell in the fewest days possible!