You want to sell your Brevard County house, and you want to get top dollar.
But “What do I need to do to sell my house in Brevard County“?
Here are some tips on how to get your home ready to sell if you’re looking for top dollar that the market will bear:
*NOTE: These instructions are if you’re looking to get full retail value for your house sale. However, if you don’t want to do the things below… or don’t have the time or money to do the things below… you can still sell your Brevard County house fast for a fair value in a win-win sale that will save you time and expense.
1) Declutter and clean, clean and clean. Leave only minimal furniture and decor, and pack up all the collectibles and family photos. Your buyer wants to see the house, not your life! Having too many of your things around makes them feel like they’re taking your house away from you. Additionally, you’ll have a head-start on packing that will need to eventually be done anyway.
Even vacant houses get dusty and dirty, so clean and keep it clean! Nothing short of gleaming perfection will impress buyers. If you’re not a total clean freak, hire someone to help you out until you sell.
If you’re a slob, consider finding somewhere else to live while you show your house. Maybe you can bribe your cleanest friend to trade houses with you? Seriously, keeping everything immaculate really helps buyers feel comfortable in your space. Nothing stops people faster from buying faster than feeling grossed out.
2) Cultivate a cohesive, neutral style. You don’t have to paint everything off-white. In fact, some subtle colors can really help change the perception of spaces – for example, a soft yellow will help brighten up a dark kitchen, while a deeper blue or green will help a bright bedroom to feel like a calm place to sleep (but be careful, dark colors will also make rooms feel small).
Buy high-quality paint and hire professional help. Subconsciously people will pay more money for a property with the right colors and very neat lines; it makes the home feel better built, even though it’s just paint. Optical illusions are real, and psychologists study this stuff. Look it up.
Finally, increase your outside curb appeal by repainting the exterior, trimming trees, and adding new plants and mulch to your landscaping. Then you’ll also have to keep (especially new) plants watered and looking fresh for showings.
3) Fix or replace anything that’s broken. It might feel like a waste of money to spend an extra couple hundred bucks for minor fixes, but many buyers will get a home inspection and use the opportunity to negotiate with you…even with an “AS-IS” sale. As the seller, you’ll often end up paying more if you try to hide neglected maintenance from the purchaser – and legally you are obligated to disclose. Florida law states that the seller is required to disclose to the buyer “all known facts that materially affect the value of the property being sold and that are not readily observable or known by the Buyer.” Make sure you stay in compliance with the laws.
It’s often good use of your money to hire a home inspector to come through before you put the property on the market. If you ask in advance, they may charge you only a small fee to come back after you’ve done repairs to deliver you a clean inspection report. Prospective buyers love seeing an independent report on the condition of the house – it makes them feel very comfortable with the purchase.
4) Make only necessary improvements. The biggest mistake people make when getting their house ready to sell is over-improving. They often spend too much money on customized frills that can’t be recovered in the sale.
Often, paint is the only safe investment – it’s easy to overspend on almost everything else, and it’s easy to get ripped off by unscrupulous contractors. It’s important to know what improvements will produce a return on investment to avoid wasting money.
5) Get expert opinions. You should definitely find a decent real estate broker who will help you price your property, but be honest with them. If you’re planing to market the property on your own, don’t make enemies by lying about your intentions. Great brokers are rare, but they make more money for their clients than they earn. House Beagle is owned and operated by a licensed broker who will be happy to advise you on the market value of the house.
6) Have a really great marketing plan. Again, great brokers earn their value by doing this work and spreading the advertising expenses across many clients. It’s pretty expensive and time-consuming to start from scratch on your own, but if you’re already a marketing expert you’re ahead of the pack.
If you’re not, spend the time listening to what the best brokers do to sell houses in Brevard County – just to educate yourself on the options.
7) Get a cash offer. We buy houses all over the Brevard County area, and we do all the work so you don’t have to deal with any of this stuff.
Don’t Want To Do The Things Above Yourself? But Still Want To Sell Your Brevard County Florida House Fast?
While everyone wants to get as much as they possibly can from their house sale… not everyone can do the things or wants to do the things required to sell it at full retail value to an end buyer.
Doing the repairs, cleaning the property up, upgrading the property, marketing the property… those all take money and can take lots of time.
If you have the funds to do these things... AND you can wait the 2-6 months it takes to sell houses in this market… then you’ll be better off financially to do those things then list it on the MLS (the main property listing service that real estate agents use).
If you don’t have the funds to do these things... AND can’t wait months to sell your house… then you may be a perfect fit for our local Brevard County house buying service. You’ll submit basic info about your house over here on our website, we’ll evaluate your house, we’ll make you a fair all-cash offer on your house, and you can decide if it’s a fit for you.
Then we can close FAST (often times within 7 days) if you need us to.
Take a look at what we’ll pay you not to do anything versus the time, expense and hassle involved with doing it on your own.
So if you’re still asking “what do I need to do to sell my house in Brevard County“… now you have 2 solid options.
- Fix the property up and get it all nice and ready with the steps above to sell it at top dollar
- Let us do all of the work and we’ll make you a cash offer on your house in AS-IS condition. This saves you time, money, and gets the hassle off of your hands.
If you need to sell a property near Brevard County, we can help you.
We buy properties like yours from people who need to sell fast.