It's Selling Season in the Sunshine State

Dated: 10/29/2019

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Florida Homeowners - with the weather cooling down and the vacationers returning, now is the perfect time to finally list your home!

By Dorine Wollangk, Florida Realtor with LoKation Real Estate

The mistake that many Florida homeowners make, especially those originally from out-of-state, is in thinking that the Florida Real Estate market behaves in the same way as the rest of the country. But you’ll find here in the Sunshine State that not only is the ‘grass greener’ for many, it’s also greener for longer - in other words, we have nice weather year-round. For that reason, the traditional Real Estate market timelines that may apply in the Northeast or Midwest, for example, have no bearing here. Potential Florida home buyers are abundant and constantly multiplying year-round, intertwining with the influx of new transplant residents, vacationers, and second-home owners. This is good news for Florida homeowners looking to sell - and especially for those who think they’ve missed their chance over the summer to do so - because now, in the fall, is the perfect time to finally list your property. 

A Realtor report for the greater Fort Lauderdale area shows that there were 650 single family homes still for sale as of September, and that during that month, 185 of those listings were newly added. And while the median time-to-contract figure may be higher now than it was this time last year (only by 16.2%), that figure, which is 86 days, is still much lower than if you were to list your home in the fall in other parts of the country. 

So sellers - it’s time to spruce up the home and yard, and get your Florida Realtor’s® ‘for sale’ sign out! Here are some quick fall tips for making your home look its best this Fall season:

  1. Check your HVAC - you want to be sure the air in your home feels cool and fresh, so this may mean having it serviced or cleaned, or changing the filter out. (If your HVAC is older than 10 years, consider replacing it with a new energy efficient model - this will increase your home’s value.)

  2. Clean up the yard - rake any leaves or debris that may have accumulated from the summer rain showers, trim hedges, and ensure everything looks tidy. 

  3. Use fall inspiration for interior and exterior accents - put some pumpkins or gourds out on the front porch, hang a fall-colored plant (like a chrysanthemum), and use warmer accent pieces and fragrances inside the home to create a ‘cozy’ environment.

Use these tips to create some fall-appeal, and you’ll have no trouble at all selling your home in Florida this season. An experienced and licensed Florida Realtor® can also help make sure you’re presenting your home to potential buyers as optimally as possible. Don’t have a Realtor® yet? I’d be happy to help you sell your home. Text or call me today at 561-350-3838 to get started.

ABOUT DORINE WOLLANGK, REALTOR®

With over 30 years’ experience in Real Estate, and having helped thousands of in and out-of-state clients find their next home, Dorine’s dedication to and deep knowledge of the Real Estate market in Broward, South Palm Beach, and Miami Dade counties has placed her as a top agent, and has led many of her clients to return for their future and recurring property needs. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, seller, renter, or investor, Dorine will be there for you until the keys are in your hands.

 

Florida Property Locations Served: Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Parkland, and Deerfield Beach.

Stay up-to-date with local Florida property listings by connecting with Dorine on Facebook or following her on Instagram. On the go? Download the free LoKation Real Estate mobile app today to view Dorine’s listings and photos easily and conveniently.

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Dorine Wollangk

Finding your next property, especially from out-of-state, can be challenging. With over 30 years’ experience in Real Estate, I am passionate about helping my clients find the property they desire ....

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