Property Evaluation

One particular service that we believe is extremely important in the South Florida real estate market is helping our clients to objectively evaluate their homes for marketability. Some brokerages do a once–over to get the information to put into the various information fields in the listing. We however, go into greater the detail of the features, characteristics and condition of your home.

We will want to postpone taking photos until we’ve worked with you to do a thorough inspection and appropriate staging of your home with a whole lot of details in mind. Every buyer who sees your home will be comparing it to the competition in your area and price range. How your home compares is critical to how soon you sell it and at what price.

  • Interior features & characteristics: While the number of bedrooms and baths are not something you’ll be changing to compete better with other homes, you do need to objectively compare them in order to end up with a listing price that will get your property sold. Some things we can consider for improvements, others we just need to know how your home compares to other homes buyers will be seeing. Other features/characteristics:
  • Layout and floor plan
  • Year of construction and functional obsolescence
  • Condition, paint, updating, etc.
  • Kitchen features: cabinets, countertops and appliances
  • Room sizes
  • Lighting, skylights, windows

What differentiates Quantum from many other real estate professionals is our ability to assist the Seller in addressing any personal property contents (liquidation), cleanup and trash removal, landscaping, on-going property management, repairs and any other items that need to be addressed prior to the property being placed on the market.  We have an extensive network of professional vendors that can assist and are happy to help the estate coordinate whatever is needed to bring the property to a market ready state.

And if the property is vacant and the heirs are not local to the area, you can just “throw us the keys”.  We will put together a comprehensive plan of action with an estimate of costs to present to the estate; and if everyone is in agreement, will coordinate the entire process.

  • Exterior:That “curb appeal” thing really does mean something. When a prospective buyer first drives up in front of your home, they’re going to get a first impression that is very important. We help you to look at things like landscaping, exterior paint and condition. Here is an area in which small expenditures can yield big results. It’s a fact that some buyers will ask to leave without ever stepping across the threshold if they get a bad first curb appeal impression.
  • Condition: Minor repairs can also make a major difference. Many buyers assume that a need for minor repairs indicates a general lack of fundamental maintenance over time. They’ll discount their offer, if they make one, thinking they’ll have a lot of work to do to bring the home to a good condition. So, we’re honest with you about things that we see and buyers will see and consider in their evaluation. From cracked window panes to scarred walls or doors, we’ll let you know what we believe is important and make suggestions.

Quantum is here to make sure that the home enters the market in the very best competitive position possible. A thorough and objective evaluation is one of the most important steps in the process.