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Selling your home is never an easy task. It can be a truly daunting experience for an individual who may not be as well versed in the nuances of real estate. Most people’s overall goal is to sell their homes for as much profit as possible, and failing to understand the basics will only prevent you from doing so. In Miami specifically, the housing market shuffles from time to time, so knowing what to do and how to do it when selling is crucial.

The first step in selling your home is attracting potential buyers, thus stressing the importance of curb appeal. First impressions are vital in nearly every social situation. Selling a home is no exception. Have a trusted real estate agent tour your home to give you their opinion of what could work, what may need some improvement, and what your best strategies are. Most of this requires little to no money being spent, but rather an expert opinion. Trust your agent that he or she know the best ways to boost your house’s curb appeal. Take advantage of a spacious lawn or garden, and boost the visual aspect as much as possible.

Avoid renovating or adding new, luxurious features to your home just before putting it on the market. While this can create for a more visually appealing feature, the chances of recouping that investment are slim. For example, remodeling your kitchen because it is outdated in your eyes can be costly in a financial sense, as well as potentially losing a sale. Updating certain areas for your home can be taken differently by a buyer depending on his or her taste. A new countertop with dark granite can be appealing to one person, and unattractive to another.

Keep it simple. A cluttered home is one that will surely be seen as a fix-me-up by those looking to buy, and also hides the natural build of the house itself. Before listing your home as open and ready for potential buyers, always clean as much as you can. Make your home look spacious. If this requires you to rent a storage unit in order to rid your home of unnecessary items and clutter, so be it. A beautiful home is one that will sell.

In my next blog, I will detail even more steps that you can take to guarantee a successful open house, and one that will bring you that much closer to selling your home.