Start Planning for Your Transition
Moving your home is usually one of the most traumatic changes a family will go through, but with preparation and a little advice from a professional who is accustomed to assisting with this transition, you can anticipate many of the pitfalls which make a move so challenging.
A professional Realtor should be prepared to discuss with you the following topics and make suggestions based upon your family’s objectives. The Full Sale Team has an approach to planning which provides the homeowner a partner in finding referrals, locating vendors and oversight of the entire process of making sure your move is as stress free as can be, even if you’re only moving across town!
• Discuss an identify your relocation objectives, if any.
• Identify referring agency if relocating out of the area.
• Refer qualified lenders to advise about new home lending, bridge loans and/or renovation lending.
• Discuss & facilitate the benefits of purchasing a home warranty during the sales process.
• Identify any short term or residential search objectives.
• Develop a pre-move relocation information package & plan.
• Make a plan for all ongoing utilities & maintenance (electric, water, pool, lawn, etc.)
• Discuss all moving / storage options & refer vendors accordingly.
Contact a Full Sale Team marketing professional today to schedule a planning session for your next move! (CTA)
Suggested Improvements & Home Enhancement – Marketing Preparation
At the point of listing your home most of the major repairs should have been addressed, or contingencies planned for. There are some essential aspects of how your home is presented to the public which can vastly impact the time it takes to receive an offer, and the value of the offers received for your home. A Full Sale Team Professional Realtor will work with you to help make the best initial impression of your home and include that in all marketing materials. Call today to schedule a marketing assessment appointment! (CTA)
Suggested Interior Improvements Checklist
Suggested Exterior Improvements Checklist
Disclosures and Permits
The Florida Real Estate Statute require the homeowner disclose any known deficiencies of the home in which the owner, or a trade professional has made the owner aware of. Your professional Realtor will also want to compile all positive features of your home to include in both the marketing material and within the property disclosure. A Full Sale Team Professional Realtor can assist you in verifying that you will benefit from all of the improvements that you have invested in the home and positively fulfilling this legal requirement. Contact a Full Sale Team agent to discuss the work performed on your home today! (CTA)
• Inventory all improvements made to the home within the past 10 years.
• Inventory & identify the age of all major appliances and features throughout the home.
• Facilitate any re-inspections of recent improvements made to the home by hiring a professional home inspector, if required. Advise about various loan types and required maintenance/condition requirements.
• Work with municipal resources to document and collect any outstanding permits related to work on the home.
• Produce an actionable proposal to address all immediately required improvements to sell your property for the highest price.
• Produce the formal Florida Seller Property Disclosure forms and produce a features list to highlight within the marketing message.
Get your property ready for staging
The objective of marketing your home is to allow the buyer to visualize themselves living in the home. There is substantial proof that a home that is efficiently staged with fresh innovative furnishings will sell faster and for more money than empty homes. Homes cluttered with personal belongings are far more likely to be devalued as compared to being empty.
While you have made a lifestyle within your own home, it is best to set a date in which your family will commit to staging the home for sale. This may include moving out completely, or finding alternative storage solutions to minimize the number of items in your home, or simply having a daily game plan to make sure your home is in “show room” condition.
During the staging, potential buyers begin mentally imagining their own items, and their lives, in your home. If they can't make the imaginative leap because the house is too cluttered, dirty, colorful, or quirky, you’ve probably lost their business. Best to stage the house to be as spacious, clean, bland (yes, bland!), and typical as possible.
Try to limit furniture in your house to the absolute essentials. If you haven’t used it in three months, store it, sell it, or throw it away. This helps the rooms appear larger. Replace or hire replacement for items that are outdated or don’t complement your home.
Show items in groups of 1, 3, and 5 items, erring on fewer items when possible. It's not clear why odd groups of items are mentally appealing, but they are. Freshen up rooms with fresh flowers and bowls of fruit. Use scatter cushions and glass vases to liven up the room.
The Full Sale Team is affiliated with a full service certified staging company which can assist in a plan to best display your personal furnishings, or we can completely stage your home with contemporary furnishings that reflect décor trends within the area. Call today to make an appointment Certified Staging Professional (CTA)