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Questions to Consider Before You Sell a Luxury Home in Florida

by Hector Zapata PA 06/26/2019

Planning to list your Florida luxury house? Before you add your luxury residence to the Sunshine State housing market, there are many questions to consider, including:

1. Why do I need to sell my home?

Think about why you're selling your Florida luxury residence in the first place – you'll be glad you did. If you consider the reasons for selling your house, you can map out a successful home selling journey.

For example, if you're selling a Tampa luxury home so that you can move closer to Disney World, you may want to start checking out luxury residences in Orlando while you sell your current home. This will ensure you have a plan in place to accomplish your luxury home selling – and homebuying – goals.

On the other hand, if you intend to sell your West Palm Beach luxury house in the hopes of turning a massive profit, you'll need to prep your residence accordingly.

In the aforementioned scenario, you may need to perform assorted home interior and exterior upgrades to help your luxury residence stand out from the competition. You also may want to consider where you'll live once you sell your house, as you may have only a short amount of time to figure out your future living situation.

2. How much is my home worth?

Certain areas of Florida feature higher home prices than others; for instance, a luxury home in Key Biscayne may be worth more than a luxury residence in Palm Bay. Thus, you'll want to understand how much your home is worth before you list it. If you gather plenty of housing market data prior to selling your luxury residence, you can establish a competitive price for your home.

When it comes to evaluating a Florida luxury house's value, it often pays to hire a professional appraiser. If you collaborate with an expert appraiser, you can gain deep insights into your house's strengths and weaknesses.

Typically, a home appraiser will examine your luxury house's interior and exterior. He or she will evaluate housing market patterns and trends as well. After performing a comprehensive assessment, this appraiser then will provide you with a report that details his or her findings.

Take a close look at an appraiser's report. By doing so, a Florida luxury home seller can understand the current value of his or her residence and price it appropriately.

3. Do I need to hire a real estate agent?

If you intend to sell your Florida luxury house, you definitely don't want to leave anything to chance. As such, you should hire a real estate agent before you embark on your home selling journey.

A Sunshine State real estate agent understands what it takes to sell a Florida luxury house. He or she will set up property showings, negotiate with a buyer's agent on your behalf and much more. Therefore, a Florida real estate agent will make it easy for you to maximize your earnings.

Take the guesswork out of listing your Florida luxury residence – consider the aforementioned questions, and you can avoid potential pitfalls during the home selling cycle.

About the Author

Hector Zapata PA

Hector was born in Colombia, and has called South Florida home for 18 years. He is an Industrial Engineer by trade specialized in Cost Control, Production Planning, and Plant Design. Prior to moving to South Florida, Hector worked for 13 years as a Plant and General Manager in the Graphics and Publishing Industries in Bogota, Colombia. When Hector moved to the United States in 2001, he decided to become a PGA Golf Pro, and created his own business in the Golf Industry as a competitive player, and teaching pro. He was the founder and director of Bonaventure Golf Academy for ten years. In his nearly 15 years of experience as a Golf professional and Instructor in South Florida, he has been asked by many customers looking to purchase a home on a golf course his opinion about the best Golf Communities in South Florida. He became a full time realtor in order to better serve his customers, and help them as well as all golf enthusiasts find the home of their dreams. Hector is highly recognized for his personalized service, ethics and professionalism in the Golf industry, and his goal is to provide extraordinary service to his Real Estate customers and friends too! Hector is specializing in Golf communities and Luxury properties in South Florida. 

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