Why is it that some homes in Orlando sell faster than others?
Have you ever wondered why some homes in Orlando sell much faster than others when they appear to be similar in the same neighborhood? The most obvious three reasons would be location, size and condition. However, beyond that here are some other factors that can affect why some Orlando homes sell faster than others.
Great Curb Appeal- Top Realtors in Orlando say that the curb appeal of a home is actually the number one factor determining the amount of time that a home stays on the market. So if you’re selling a home in Orlando be sure that the front of your house looks the best that it can. Sometimes all it takes is a freshly cut lawn, manicured hedges and a few colorful plants.
Homes ready to move-in- Homes that are in “move-in ready” condition and are marketed as such usually sell much faster than homes in need of repair. Although there seems to be a million Orlando real estate investors buying fixer uppers right now, the amount of retail buyers are much higher.
Local School Districts- Homes that are located in A rated school districts not only sell faster but they also sell at a premium. For a young family, there’s a tremendous amount of value to them knowing that their kids will be going to the best schools. As a matter of fact there’s it’s been researched that 1 in 5 Orlando home buyers would pay and additional 6 to 10 percent above their housing budget to be in a good school zone.
Professional Photography- As an Orlando realtor, it still baffles me how many listings I find on the MLS with horrible photos. If you want to sell your Orlando home fast for top dollar, make absolutely sure your agent uses top quality photographs. Sometimes times, especially with our international buyers, people buy homes that they’ve never seen and all they have to go on is the photos. Also, homes in Orlando end up selling for more money when they have quality photos as opposed to homes with amateur looking photography.
Have it staged elegantly staged- Homes that are tastefully staged actually sell 73% faster than homes that aren’t staged. If you can’t afford to have your home staged, you should at least make sure it’s de-cluttered and cleaned so it looks the best that it can for potential buyers.
Setting the listing price correctly- Homes that are priced at market value or just under have been proven to sell much faster than homes which are over priced. Consult with your Orlando realtor to determine the correct listing price before putting it on the market.
Hiring a top Orlando Realtor– Buy hiring an experienced Orlando real estate agent who knows your community like the back of their hand, you’ll not only sell your home faster and for more money, but you’ll have the piece of mind knowing their’s a licensed real estate professional in your corner looking out for your best interests. Be sure check an agent’s reviews and track record before hiring them.
Video and virtual tours- One thing we do with everyone of our listings is to create a unique video showcasing the property. We do this because everyone loves watching video and we share it to social networks, on the blog as well as the website. We’ve also found it to be a great sales tool to show potential buyers.
Home features- In addition to being an Orlando realtor I also invest in Orlando real estate, mostly to buy and resell. I can tell you from experience that homes with certain upgrades like granite counter tops, upgraded fixtures and quality flooring. However, you shouldn’t over invest in these upgrades unless you know you’ll get a return on your investment.