waterfront property checklist

Selling Your Waterfront Property Checklist

South Florida continues to be one of the hottest real estate markets, and for good reason. From rapidly expanding city centers to its endless coast coupled with easy access to the water, it’s no wonder so many are eager to find their next home. With so many buyers and so little competition on the market, it’s as good a time as ever to sell your waterfront home for top dollar. Being on the water is enough to make buyers salivate, but it won’t be enough to sell your home for its maximum value. If you’re considering selling your waterfront property or getting the process started, there’s a few steps you can take to ensure you walk away successful.

Waterfront Property Selling Checklist

Understand The Waterfront Property Market

Waterfront property, while truly stunning, is a niche within the real estate market. As such, there’s a distinct subset of buyers searching for waterfront real estate. Due to their proximity to the water, waterfront properties are priced much higher than anything else on the market, attracting higher-end buyers. As such, it’s important to nail the asking price.

Too high, and you could find yourself sitting on the market for a year plus without a bite. Too low, and you could miss out on the opportunity to get more for your home. An experienced South Florida waterfront real estate realtor can help you narrow down the right price for your home.

Have The Home Inspected For Any Potential Damage

With waterfront properties comes the potential for potential damage throughout your home. Understandably, buyers will be interested to know if there are any underlying issues that they’ll have to deal with once the keys are handed over. While you may not see it on a daily basis, your waterfront home could potentially suffer from water damage or salt damage (depending on the location of the home). It’s a good idea to have a home inspection completed so you can take care of any minor damage that may impede a sale, and discover any major issues that need to be documented.

Stage Your Home

Everyone that’s interested in buying South Florida waterfront property dreams of waking up to the soft sounds of water constantly rolling or waves gently crashing on the beach. It’s a part of your home’s identity, and as such you want to see that visual as much as possible. When staging your home for tours and photoshoots, consider rearranging furniture and belongings so they face the ocean, giving prospective buyers the ideal perspective.

Ensure Easy Access To And From The Water

As mentioned previously, the biggest selling point of your waterfront home is the access to the water. Whether you live on the beach, intracostal, or lake, your buyers are going to want to inspect your access to the water. You’ll want to make sure that the walkway is clear and easy for them to access, even if it is just a few steps. If you have a dock, you’ll want to make any necessary repairs to get it into proper condition so you can avoid prospective buyers having any issues imagining themselves standing there themselves one day.

Trust In A Waterfront Property Real Estate Expert To Market Your Home

There are various challenges that come with trying to sell your waterfront property on your home—thankfully, you don’t have to. The Wilson Team has specialized in selling waterfront property in South Florida for years, and can maximize your home’s value too. We’ll handle all aspects of marketing your property, simply contact us today either online or give us a call at (561) 289-3656.

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