gainesville fl real estate

When putting a home on the market, there is a lot to consider. How will you find a REALTOR®? What should you price the home? And the big one—is the home ready to sell? Most sellers know to get rid of clutter and fix any big or obvious problems. But what else can sellers do to get top dollar for their home? The National Association of REALTORS has identified some staging tips for various rooms in a home. After all, NAR research shows that 81 percent of buyers believe it is easier for them to picture themselves in a home when it’s staged. To appeal to those buyers, NAR recommends scrubbing the fireplace, focusing on symmetry in decoration, packing up dishes that don’t match your main set in your cupboards, making the extra bedroom a fun activity room to showcase other functions (like a sewing room or office), and keeping all closets as empty as possible.

Check out how many local sellers were successful selling their homes in May:

Gainesville FL Real Estate Market Trends – May 2016

The Gainesville FL area single family home sales saw new listings increased by 2.31% when compared with May 2015 numbers.  Sold listings increased by 1.03% and pending sales decreased by 9.12%. The average sales price increased by 5.18% and market times dropped by 2 days.

Gainesville Area
Single Family
New Listings Pending Sales Sold Listings Avg. Sales Price Days on Market
May 2016 398 279 293 $237,694 118
 May 2015 389 307 290 $225,978 120

The Gainesville FL area Condo home sales saw new listings increased by 29.87% when compared with May 2015 numbers.  Sold listings increased by 15.94% and pending sales increased by 12.22%. The average sales price increased by 22.04% and market times dropped by 28 days.

Gainesville
Area Condo
New Listings Pending Sales Sold Listings Avg. Sales Price Days on Market
 
May 2016
100 101 80 $120,213 119
 
May 2015
77 90 69 $98,502 147

For the latest Gainesville FL real estate market conditions in your area, please call me at 888-424-8841 or visit MyGatorCondo.com.