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Top New Year Resolutions for Home Sellers

January 4th, 2020 8:18 PM by Marie Negron, Owner


We’ve all heard the saying “new year, new you” and while the age-old adage seems played out, the desire for change remains true. With the new year, there are new opportunities to do the things you’ve always been meaning to do. Selling your house and making a move might’ve been a goal of yours for a while, what better time to do that at the start of a new year and new decade? If you’ve decided this is finally the year to move, then making the right resolutions can help you sell your home quickly and for the best possible return.  

 

7 Resolutions for Home-sellers  

  1. Move Up Spring Cleaning – Although winter has technically just started, don’t wait until the season changes to Spring Clean. Decluttering and depersonalizing your home will make it look bigger and make it easier for possible buyers to envision how they’d live in the house. Not to mention, in Florida weather is gorgeous year-round so you have no excuse but to open the windows, crank the music, and get to work.  
  2. Stage Your Home – You have your very own specific style and taste that has made your house a home. But now it’s time to pack-up your niche decor and rearrange the furniture to make rooms look bigger and brighter. You don’t want your style to distract from the beauty your old home has to offer. Whether you hire someone or do it yourself, make sure your home is as blank as a canvas as possible.  
  3. Think it Through – Although a quick kitchen renovation might seem like the most bang for your buck, make sure you’re truly thinking every upgrade through. Don’t overspend due to hasty decisions or guessing. Do your research to make sure every upgrade you do complete is worth it.  
  4. Take Care of Neglected Repairs – It might’ve taken you a while to notice the spot where the carpet is coming up but a potential buyer will see it immediately. Now is the perfect time to hire a handyman or break out the tool belt to take care of maintenance you’ve been putting off and take care of those pesky repairs.  
  5. Check out the Competition – The new year is one of the most popular times to sell and you can be even more prepared by knowing what you go up against. Go see homes listed for sale in your area and adjust your timing, staging and pricing based on the market. Checking out the competition allows you to work smarter not harder.  
  6. Prepare Mentally – Selling a home can be extremely stressful. Be prepared for low offers, picky buyers, drop-by agents and odd terms. Take a moment, or several, to center yourself now so you will take them in stride when you’re on the market.  
  7. Hire the Right Realtor – Selling and preparing to sell can seem overwhelming. The best thing you can do is hire the Right Real Estate Agent for your needs. At HOMM Real Estate Services, we set you up for success before your home even hits the market. With plenty of connections to local Tampa businesses, we can ensure you have the right person to stage or repair your home. We also have decades of experience selling in the Tampa market and we ensure that the selling process goes as smooth as possible.  

It’s a new year and a new decade, why not add a new home, too! Happy 2020!  

HOMM Real Estate Services, located in the Brandon, Florida area of Tampa-Bay focused to Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk Counties. As a full-service general real estate company, we specialize in general real estate, home buyers, home sellers, new home construction, rentals, tenants and landlords and property management. Learn more about Marie Negron, her team and HOMM Real Estate Services. Call 813-684-5954 or email info.hommsales@gmail.com to get started.