The home shortage continues. The inventory of homes for sale remains tight for Sarasota real estate and the entire United States. Home prices in America experienced an 8.6 percent surge, and this can work to your advantage. Still, a potential seller’s market doesn’t mean you have no competition.

Here’s a list of what you can do to make your property rise to the top:

1) Stage Your Home

Remodeling efforts only increase home values by 64 percent. This, however, still accounts for something. Any home-improvement projects can heighten the chances of getting that “sold” signboard put up in your yard soon.

First, clean up. Get rid of the clutter in your home before you accept ocular visits from potential buyers. Aside from presenting your home better in photos, cleaning up will help customers visualize living in your house.

Declutter common junk spaces like fireplace mantels, tabletops, kitchen and bathroom counters, magazine racks, and laundry room shelves. It’s the key to making your home a pleasing environment to live in.

Second, enhance your curb appeal. It’s the first thing that your buyer sees. If your potential buyer sees that your curb fits into the neighborhood, that’s an advantage. Appearances mean a lot when it comes to real estate. Make your home attractive upon your buyer’s first glance.

Next, depersonalize your home. Remove any memorabilia to let your clients picture themselves living in the area. This effort enables the buyer to see the house as their home, and not yours. Let the light in, too. Show off your home in “good light” by improving window treatments.

Lastly, make sure that your home stays free from hazards. See to it that your buyers know their future house remains in compliance with all the current building codes. Hire a licensed electrician and plumber to fix the electrical and plumbing systems. This can assure a buyer that the house is in a “move-in” condition.

2) Pricing Matters

Come up with the right price. Some may think that going with an unrealistically high price can attract buyers. Sadly, it does not work for all. If your pricing seems reasonable, your home won’t stay in the market longer.

Start with a reasonable price to save yourself not only money but time, as well. Consulting a real estate agent would be advisable because you need an experienced professional to represent your interests, and help you determine an appropriate price. And once you have the right price figured out, you’re in a better position to compete with other properties in the market.

3) Your Realtor for Life

If you’re looking for a realtor that can best provide the services you need, you can depend on Shayla Twit. She can help sell your home quickly in Florida. Shayla works to know you, understand you, and pay attention to all your requests.

She also delights in guiding you all throughout the entire process with your preferences prioritized. If it has anything to do with a property, Shayla can offer you the assistance you need.

To find out more, give her a call today.