More information about Florida market trends
Home appreciation in Florida is strong, with a 9.1 percent increase in home values over the past year.
This trend is expected to continue, with an expected further 1.7 percent increase over the next year.
The average listing is 103 days.
As such, it comes as little surprise that two Florida cities - Naples and Miami-were included in the top 10 best real estate housing markets through 2016, the latter placed at number one.
This is thanks to Miami being an international destination for vacationers and potential residents, as well as a resort community, attracting home and condo purchasers from all over the world.
There is no better time to buy a house in Miami.
Pricing Your Home Accurately
The average home price in Florida currently is $187,200, but when pricing your house, there are a lot of different things to consider.
Fortunately, there are a lot of online resources to help you as you try to value your property as accurately as possible.
Including, realtors and other experts who can help you out. One of the most important factors when pricing your home is location.
In Florida, location can make a huge difference.
There is a gap of over $800,000 between the most expensive and least expensive counties to live in - Monroe county with an average listing of $913,410 and Calhoun county with a $96,094 average.
What this means is that you will have to do some research yourself that relates specifically to your property's location.
Compare the average listing price with how popular the city is to live in,
and that will help you to figure out how generous or cautious you need to be with your listing price.
You don't want to scare off any potential buyers with a price that is too high, but if you live in a popular county, you might have a little more leeway.
Pro Tip: How to Properly Photograph Your Home in Order to Sell it
When it comes to wooing potential buyers for a property, curb appeal is far and away one of the most important factors.
People start to form an opinion on a property as soon as they see it, and if a person finds a house unappealing from the outside,
they are unlikely to want to take a look inside. But the stakes are even higher now.
Around 90 percent of buyers start their search for a new home online.
This means you have even less of a chance to impress people-and it's much easier to scroll past a picture then drive by a house.
Of course, this all makes taking a good photograph of your house incredibly important.
Here are some tips to make sure that your photographs on your Florida MLS listing are really good ones.
Get a decent camera-Just about any device you can find has a camera of some sort on it,
but that does not mean that it is a good one. A high quality camera can make all the difference when it comes to staging a decent photograph,
so try to get a hold of one, even if you just borrow one for a day.
Stage the home-Curb appeal is still important in online listings.
To create a good photograph, the house has to look good to begin with.
Give it a fresh coat of paint or new siding to revive it,
and clean up the interior before taking photos.
Follow basic photography rules-Try to take advantage of natural lighting whenever possible,
follow the rule of thirds,
and take as many photos as you can. Also, though you want to give your home the best chance of attracting buyers as possible,
it is important not to mislead people. Don't give an impression of your home that is not accurate,
or you will risk upsetting potential buyers and you will be no closer to a sale.
After all this, just use your common sense when it comes to creating a good listing.
Think about what would attract you to a house-and since you are moving,
you probably have a lot of experience-and try to hit the high notes as well as you can.
Then, good luck-everything else is out of your hands!