Leslie Rudder - Destin Lifestyles

Leslie Rudder

Broker

850-830-7490

leslierudder58(at)gmail(dotted)com

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Tracey Clay

Sales Associate

850-259-9672

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Florida Luxury Real Estate – Seller’s Guide

Whether you’re moving to a bigger home or relocating to another area, selling your luxury home should not be a complicated process. You can simplify your life by following the guide below or, even better, listing your property with us. You’ll be glad you did, sparing yourself the stress of the process and, just as crucially, getting the best possible price on your home.

1. Choose the right agent.
Getting a real estate professional on board will make a world of difference when it comes to selling your home. Realtors can employ a diverse range of marketing strategies and effective methods of promoting your home and getting it sold – like tapping into their network of contacts, buyers, and brokers. Make sure you choose an agent with a proven track record and extensive knowledge of how the market works. It’s best to deal with a Realtor who is always available no matter the time or day, and will act promptly and decisively – just like Destin Lifestyles. Remember, at Destin, we make it a point to clearly understand your goals and we genuinely care about the outcome of the selling process.

2. Set realistic goals.
Establish your desired time frame for selling and stick to it. At the same time, brush up on market trends and scope out the competition. Then, keep your cool. Don’t be in a rush to sell at the expense of due diligence. Your agent will apprise you of factors that affect the price of your home, like market conditions, time of the year, and the price of similar properties. Sellers must sell at the current market value, so it’s important to get the pricing right the first time, as overpricing could drive away potential buyers. At Destin Lifestyles, we make it our business to know what the market likes at any given time – while keeping an eye out on coming trends – to make sure we can sell your property as quickly as possible, at a price that’s competitive but always fair.

3. Prepare your home.
Once we agree on a price, stage your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. Spruce it up to make it look welcoming: do minor repairs, slap on a little paint, de-clutter. Home staging can do wonders in eliciting favorable first impressions, and increases the chance of obtaining higher offers from buyers. Remember: visual appeal is what homebuyers look for first, so your home’s exterior and interior spaces should have eye-catching photos when it appears on property listings. Destin Lifestyles provides custom professional pictures and videos, and specializes in the kind of property you’re selling.

4. Review and negotiate offers.
Take the time to sit with your agent and review each offer you receive. Do not cave in on offers that sound tempting. Listen to your agent’s advice so you can make a more informed decision. Be prepared to make repairs on your property and renegotiate during the escrow phase, where you’ll have to meet contingencies set by the buyer’s lender. At Destin Lifestyles, we make sure our clients take full advantage of our excellent negotiating skills.