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Pricing and Timing

Pricing a home in Florida to sell is part intuition, part research and part market timing.

Rearrange Bedroom Closets and Kitchen Cabinets. Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors. Think of the message it sends if items fall out! Now imagine what a buyer believes about you if she sees everything organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of the house as well. This means: Alphabetize spice jars. Neatly stack dishes. Turn coffee cup handles facing the same way. Hang shirts together, buttoned and facing the same direction. Line up shoes.

Hire a good photographer in Florida to shoot a virtual tour with at least two to four spins of your house, and advertise the virtual tour link in your marketing materials.

Rent a Storage Unit. Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and put them in storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room to showcase the room's purpose and plenty of room to move around.

Stagers bring in a vast array of items to spruce up the house. Here is a small sampling of items professional stagers often use to dress each room. How they are utilized is limited only by the creativity and vision of the stager: Mirrors, Plants, Silk Flowers, Floor and Table Lamps, Area and Throw Rugs, Small Love Seats, Ottomans, Afghans, Pillows, Inflatable Queen-Size Beds, Baskets, Plastic Tables and Chairs.

Prices vary depending on where you live in Florida and the local demand for professional home staging. Coastal areas and large metropolitan cities where home staging has been prevalent for years command higher prices. Some real estate agents help Florida sellers Stage the home themselves. Most listing agents agree, however, that vacant homes show better with staging and will encourage sellers to hire a professional stager. Fees range from $500 to $5,000 or more, depending on square footage and the number of rooms staged.

All Florida FSBO marketing should be geared toward making your phone ring and increasing traffic to your home.

With all the money you will be saving over hiring an agent in Florida, spend a big chunk on advertising. Figure out your target audience and get the message to them.

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