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Are you thinking of moving up to a larger home? Maybe the kids have gone and you want to downsize? When you are ready to sell your home, we can help you through the process. Achievers Realty of Lehigh Acres has professional agents who can help you and answer all of your questions to get the most out of your house. We are experts in buying and selling homes in Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, Naples and the surrounding area. We want to help you make your home selling experience a success.


What are the steps that you will need to take when selling your home?


Prepare your home

When you are ready to sell your home, ensure that your home shows at its best by completing the maintenance on your home. Some of the items to check:


Curb appeal

If the -exterior of your home is enticing to potential buyers, this can translate to more prospective buyers. A well-kept lawn and attractive landscaping help your home sell for the best price. Repair peeling paint.



Does your carpet need to be replaced? If not, be sure to have your carpets cleaned. Paint if necessary. Pay attention to window sills and baseboards.



Take a walk through your home. Take note of the details and make any small repairs that you have been putting off until now. Taking care of these details will make a difference in the impression that your home makes to new buyers and will help generate offers.


Putting your home on the market

You may have a fairly good idea of home values in your area. However, make sure your hopes are realistic. When you are ready to put your house on the market, ask your agent to help you choose a selling price. Now you are ready to put your house on the market!


Tips for showing your home

It is best if you can plan to step out for an hour or so on short notice in case a buyer wants to view your home in Lehigh Acres. Turn on the lights and the fireplace to make your place look inviting. Staging your home is a proven method to make your home more marketable. This includes putting away a lot of your personal items (and this is a good opportunity to start your packing early!) and clear away clutter. Move out unneeded furniture to give that spacious feeling. These steps will help a buyer imagine themselves living there.


The offer

Once you have an accepted offer, your agent will open an escrow account. During this time all of the requirements in the sales contract will be met. This may include property inspections and lender required repairs. There is a specified time period for this to occur. This will be spelled out in the contract, usually between 30 and 60 days. Once all of the requirements are met, the escrow will close and the property will change hands. After closing, the buyer will take possession of the home and you will receive the funds from the sale. Congratulations! Your home in Leigh Acres or Fort Myers is sold!

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