Listing your Home in Boca Raton
Listing your home in Boca Raton is like listing your home anywhere else except that Boca Raton is probably one of the most intense Real Estate Markets in the country. Sellers be prepared for a roller coaster ride deciphering through offers and which buyers are good and which buyers are bad. When listing your home you need to prepare in much the same way buyers prep for the experience of purchasing.
A good listing agent will prepare you well before hand so that the emotions stay in check and you remain objective. A good listing agent will help you prepare for any contingency that may arise.
Over the years I have met and dealt with many Listing agents and I feel I can spot a good one when I come across one. It is not about just posting an obscene number on that listing and see if someone takes a bite out of it. If the buyer is getting financing that may create an issue later. If the buyer is paying cash, they probably know better.
Marc Jablon 561 213-6139 is an excellent Listing Realtor who works out of Boca Raton, Florida. Marc has a series of tips for customers who are about to go through the process of listing and selling their home. You can find many of these on his YouTube channel.
Here is a recent blog of his that talks about emotionally letting go of your current home so that you will be prepared to move on when the time comes.
Listing your Home in Boca Raton:
Listing your Boca Raton home for sale is a big decision. But one you’ve made it, this is the sobering fact you need to keep in mind: within 30-45 days after the right buyers come in and meet your asking price, you will no longer be living in this house.
That means you have to start removing yourself from the house not only emotionally, but physically. The way to do this is by gradually cleaning up your clutter.
Put yourself in the buyers’ place, then get out of the way by Marc Jablon
Remember your own experience when you purchased that great home? You walked around conversing about where your furniture would go and what would look best. Would the couch fit on this wall or in the other room? Where would your paintings go? Buyers will ask each other similar questions. So make it easy for them to find their own answers by limiting the amount of items that are unique to you and your family. Take down family heirlooms and family photos. Those little nick-nacs that are unique to you.
How to de personalize your stuff - Where to start
You’ll want to start by putting away many of the items you have on display that are appealing and meaningful to you and you alone. You would be surprised how much of this that we have. For example, maybe you have dozens of small framed photos of friends and family that adorn flat surfaces of furniture or shelves, or you may have large numbers of small items we refer to as knick-knacks scattered around the living room and den. Hard as it is, put most of them out of sight for now.
Leave space between pictures.
You may also want to clean up and sort through your pictures. If you have a wall full of paintings, or family photos, or decorative plates that are very close together, it’s a good idea to remove some and space them apart.
This goes for crowded rooms, too. If you’ve got too much furniture for the room, take some out. Let buyers see how much room there really is, and let them see where their possessions and furniture might fit.
Reasons to declutter
Buyers are looking for a place to live and a place for all of their possessions– or possessions that they expect have at some point in the near or distant future. So you need to give them sufficient room …room on the walls, room on the floors… for their imaginations to go to work and visualize.
Here is a video by Marc on the same topic:
Marc Jablon 561-213-6139
The Jablon Team - REMAX