Palm Beach is an unincorporated town in beautiful Palm Beach County, Florida. It is separated from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Work by the Intracoastal Waterway. Palm Beach has a relatively low population year round, but it nearly triples in size each year, temporarily, once you factor in the seasonal population.
Palm Beach is home to Florida’s world famous sunshine and warm weather, and there is SO much to see and do here. With all that Palm Beach has to offer, it’s no wonder that so many people choose to relocate here or call Palm Beach “home.”
Home Sale Issues
If you are considering a new Palm Beach home, you will first need to sell your existing home. If you are thinking of putting your house on the market, you will likely want to keep these tips in mind for how to avoid Palm Beach home sale issues. In no particular order, some of the biggest mistakes are:
- Getting emotionally involved. Once you decide that you want to sell your home, it can be especially difficult for some sellers to picture anyone else living in their home, and so they have a hard time starting to think of themselves as businesspeople and home sellers, rather than the home’s owners. By taking a step back and maintaining some healthy distance, and insisting that you view this as a financial, business transaction, you will help distance yourself from the negative emotional aspects of selling this house that has been your family’s home for so long.
- Not working with an agent. Trying to sell your home on your own is a truly daunting task and is more than likely not recommended, particularly if you have never done it before. A good agent is truly indispensable in the sale of your home. He or she can help you get your home ready to be put on the market, can help you price your home fairly and at a price point that will see some movement and market your home, as well as help you negotiate with potential buyers.
- Listing your home at an unrealistic price. Again, this is where your real estate agent comes into play. Some sellers automatically think that they should list their home for an unrealistically high price, in order to give them some flexibility and room to negotiate with buyers. However, this strategy often ends up backfiring. Buyers, as well as their agents, can easily get turned off by an unrealistic asking price. They think you aren’t serious about selling your home, and will often keep moving on to the next home.
- Expecting to get your asking price. Particularly in a buyer’s market, any smart home buyer will expect and want to negotiate with you on price. And, as a seller, if you want to complete the transaction, you’re going to have to play this game with them, whether you like it or not. Don’t get too attached to your asking price, and be willing to be a little flexible, if necessary.
- Skimping on your listing photos. Again, working with an agent who is experienced in listing properties similar to yours will prove to be invaluable. Don’t skimp on your listing photos. The photos of your home are usually the first impression people will have of the listing, and you know what they say – you can’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Taking quality photos that showcase your home in the best possible light can go a long way toward making the sale.
Palm Beach Gardens Vacation Rentals
If you have any questions about Palm Beach or Palm Beach Gardens realty, of if you would just like to know the differences between living in Jupiter Florida versus Palm Beach Florida (be sure to check out our recent blog on Jupiter versus Palm beach here), then you have come to the right place! I am Leshia Johnson, and the team at Jupiter Lighthouse Realty and I would like to welcome you to our website. Our goal is to be your one stop for all of your real estate needs in the area. Browse through our listings and then call or connect with us online today!