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Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

Those wanting to sell their Florida homes in the Jacksonville or Pensacola areas are getting excited about the prospect of multiple offers and premium prices. This puts a new perspective on what steps sellers should take before listing their homes.

If you are pondering selling, you may also be wondering if you should fix-up your house before you sell it or go straight to the market as-is, allowing a potential buyer to do the updates and remodeling. If you're one of the many homeowners in this camp, here are a few tips to help you decide which way to go.

1. Analyze Your Market

At Navy to Navy Homes, a real estate professional can help you to understand your market and the potential, as well as how improvements may affect the level of buyer interest and demand for your home. Being in a seller's market, improvements can change the price range of your home, too. 

A professional Navy to Navy Realtor can also offer insight into what you can change or remodel and how to declutter your house to make it attractive to buyers. Hence, you can get the best-selling price and your best Return on Investment.

In today’s rapidly changing seller’s market, it's a good idea to get an idea of your Jacksonville home's current value. Check out this link for a free INSTANT home evaluation http://BeatZillow.smarthomeprice.com.

2. Get an Inspector

Right now, the average length of time a family stays in a home is between 9-10 years. That's a little longer than the historical average, so if you've been living in your home for a while, it might be time to make some significant improvements. Think electrical system, HVAC units, roof, siding, etc. An inspector can give you a better idea of your home's condition and let you know if it is up to current code standards and recommendations on how to have your house ready before you put it on the market.

3. Decide If You Need to Remodel

You may also be thinking about driving buyer appeal with something like a kitchen or a bathroom remodel. If so, first dig into the market value of your home and compare it to the remodel's actual cost. A Jacksonville or Pensacola real estate professional at Navy to Navy Homes can help you determine market value, and you'll want to get a few quotes from contractors on the potential remodel pricing as well. Once you have those two factors narrowed down, you can decide if a remodel will give you a return on your investment when you sell. It is often more advantageous to price your house to sell, list it competitively, and then let the buyer pick the colors they want for their bathroom tiles and the type of countertop they prefer. 

Selling your Jacksonville or Pensacola home is a big decision. At Navy to Navy Homes, we are experienced in getting you through the entire process with knowledgeable agents who understand our local military and veterans' unique circumstances.

One of the most significant incentives for you to give us a call if you are selling in Jacksonville or Pensacola is our cash back incentive. If you BUY or SELL a home with us, we give you 25% cash back from our commission if you are Military, Veteran, First Responder, Medical Field Worker, Teacher, or Clergy. Register at www.904Heroes.com for details.

Bottom Line

Nationwide, inventory is low, meaning there is less than the 6-month housing supply needed for a normal market. With Florida's continuing and thriving demand, we are seeing multiple offers on homes in Jacksonville and Pensacola. A competitive market such as the one we are currently experiencing is a perfect time to sell.

If you're considering selling your house, let's get together to help you confidently determine what will be the best choice for you and your family. We are here to help. Please email us at info@navytonavy.com for a list of up-to-date recommendations and strategies.

Navy to Navy Homes 

10605 Theresa Dr #5

Jacksonville, FL 32246 

(904) 900-4766 

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