Tips for Sellers: Evaluate a Florida Luxury Home

by Brian Giacomello 10/25/2020

If you plan to sell a luxury home in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay or any other Florida city or town, you should examine your residence closely. That way, you can identify any potential problem areas and address them before you list your Sunshine State luxury house.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate your Florida luxury residence prior to adding it to the local housing market.

1. Conduct a Home Inspection

Although an inspection generally is performed after a seller accepts a buyer's offer to purchase a house, it may be beneficial to conduct this evaluation prior to listing a Florida luxury home. Because if you work with an expert property inspector, you can gain deep insights into the overall condition of your Sunshine State luxury residence. Then, you can prioritize home repairs accordingly.

Typically, a property inspection may require only a few hours to complete. At this time, a property inspector will walk through your Florida luxury house and track any issues. Next, a property inspector will provide you with a report that details his or her findings.

A property inspection is valuable, regardless of whether you intend to sell a luxury home in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or elsewhere in Florida. Once you have a property inspection report in hand, you can address assorted home issues right away.

2. Perform a Home Appraisal

Like an inspection, a home appraisal delivers tremendous value. If you conduct an appraisal, you can obtain a property valuation based on your Sunshine State luxury home's condition and the current state of the local housing market. You then can use this property valuation to establish a competitive initial asking price for your luxury home in Miami, St. Augustine or any other Florida city or town.

A home appraisal may help you set realistic expectations for the Florida luxury house selling journey too. It allows you to understand what your Sunshine State luxury house is currently worth, and as such, establish an aggressive price for it when you launch the home selling journey.

3. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal

Allocate time and resources to analyze your Florida luxury home's exterior. By doing so, you can find ways to upgrade your residence's curb appeal and differentiate your home from similar properties in your city or town.

Of course, if you need help with home exterior upgrades, you can always hire professionals to assist you. Home improvement professionals are available in Coral Gables, Tallahassee and elsewhere across the Sunshine State, and these professionals can make it simple for you to enhance your Florida luxury house's curb appeal.

As you get set to enter the Florida luxury housing market, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional is happy to provide tips and recommendations as you evaluate your Sunshine State luxury home. Plus, he or she can help you get the best price for your Florida luxury residence.

Evaluate your Sunshine State luxury home today, and you can take the first step to correct any house issues and ensure your residence stands out to dozens of prospective buyers.

About the Author

Brian Giacomello

I have been in the real estate services business in the Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Naples, and Sanibel real estate markets for many successful years and will be here for many more. This longevity and confidence comes from my real estate services to a great many buyers and sellers, and their recommendations to others that result in repeat and referral business that keeps me productive and successful. As a full service Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Naples, and Sanibel real estate professional, I work with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all of the price ranges and property types. Residential Single Family – My residential single family services connect buyers with sellers every day, and I do it with professionalism and a total dedication to my clients. This property type is the majority of my market transactions, but by far not the only one in which I have expertise. Condominiums – While condominiums are residential, they’re a very different market focus, and I am an expert in evaluating condos and helping buyers and sellers to cope with the special financing and homeowner concerns for this property type. Multi–family – Investors are great clients for me. Multi–family properties are a very unique market. The detailed return on investment and valuation calculations investors need to evaluate properties for rental are second nature to me. Vacant Land – Land is a very special property class. It’s relatively easy to show a gourmet cook a wonderful commercial kitchen in a home and see their eyes light up. It’s more of a challenge to help a buyer or seller to realize the potential in a piece of land. I'm the best at it in the Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Naples, and Sanibel real estate markets. Call me at 239-281-5269 or email me at [email protected] to start a discussion of your needs. Or, click the Contact button at the top of the page, and tell me about your property interests and an overview of your needs.