Owning a rental property in Florida may sound like a glamorous and profitable venture, but let me tell you, my friend, it’s not always rainbows and sunshine. The life of a landlord in Florida is full of surprises, some good and some downright challenging. So before you make the decision to dive into the world of rental properties, let’s take a moment to explore the surprising truth about what it really means to be a landlord in Florida. Believe me, it’s not always what you think it’s going to be. But with a little preparation and some savvy know-how, you can tackle any obstacle and emerge victorious as a successful landlord. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to learn the truth about being a landlord in Florida. I promise, you won’t regret it.
In this blog, we will give you…
5 Clever Tips That Use Psychology to Sell Your Home Fast!
1. The Numbers Matter
Listen up, my dear homeowner! When it comes to selling your home, you can’t just wing it and hope for the best. You need to do your homework and know exactly what your beloved home is worth. Setting a specific price not only shows prospective buyers that you’re a savvy seller, but also that you’ve put in the time and effort to maintain the quality of your home. Don’t fall into the trap of using round numbers like “$150k” – that’s a surefire way to make it seem like you have no idea what you’re doing! Instead, if you and your agent conclude that your home is worth $196k, be bold and ask for $206k. Trust me, my friend, a little confidence can go a long way in the world of real estate. So let’s get to work and show the world that you know exactly what your home is worth. Together, we’ll make sure that your home sells for the price it deserves.
In addition, avoid listing something using a whole mess of 9’s. “Our home is $299,999.99!.” People see through this and can make you seem gimmicky. This isn’t what people are looking for when making such a large purchase.
2. Engage the Senses
But not TOO much. Make people have that “WOW” feeling the minute they walk in the door.
Listen up, my friend! When it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about what the eyes can see, but also what the nose can smell. You don’t need to go all out and burn your entire stock of basil, rain, and lavender blend incense (although that does sound heavenly), but you do want to make sure that your home has a light and pleasant smell throughout. Trust me, people absolutely love the smell of a freshly cleaned home! So skip the overpowering bleach and instead opt for something citrus or pine scented – these aromas are universally appealing and are sure to leave a lasting impression on any prospective buyer. Just remember, my friend, the key here is balance. You want to create an inviting atmosphere, not a sensory overload. So let’s get to work and make sure that your home smells just as good as it looks. Together, we’ll have those buyers falling in love with your home in no time!
As far as what people hear, keep music mild and low. Everyone has different taste, and you don’t want to subconsciously make buyers want to leave the room. Let the light in.
And always…. always, let the light in. Open the curtains, the blinds and turn on a light if you have to. Dark and shadowy places are often ignored.
3. Don’t Get Too Personal
Put away your vacation pictures and clean the paperwork off your desk. People don’t want to feel as if they are “intruding” on your space. Making them feel uncomfortable right from the get go, isn’t the best way to sell. You want to find the balance of making the house feel “homey” without feeling too specific. Think about a catalog shoot when you are staging. You don’t have to go overboard, but include some pieces of interest that aren’t excessively powerful. This will allow people to imagine themselves in the space, so make it warm and inviting.
This will also make the selling process easier for you. Putting your personal effects away will give you a headstart in leaving the place you’ve called home. Being emotionally ready to sell will make the whole process less stressful.
4. Throw a Party
It’s likely that the people coming to your open house have been to a few others just like it. Do something different, and have your open house in the evening or on a Sunday for a BBQ and a football game. This will bring in a whole new crowd and will definitely make your house stand out above the rest. If you show people a good time, they will be able to envision themselves living in the home, and enjoying it just as much as you do.
5. Love at First Sight
People decide if they are going to buy within the first few seconds of seeing your home. It is up to you to make those first few seconds count. Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule, but first impressions go a long way. If your yard is overgrown or messy, people aren’t going to feel a welcoming vibe. Make sure your yard is well groomed and take care of some easy cosmetic fixes. (New house numbers, a mailbox refresh or some paint touch-ups.)
You will also want to give some attention to your entry area and the places people see upon walking in. Add some flowers and make sure the lighting is on point. Don’t leave clutter around as this is often the place where shoes, backpacks and other miscellaneous items pile up.