Home Seller's Guide 

Selling your Tampa property is not a decision that should be entered into lightly or without the right guidance. 

If you are anything like most people, you want to be confident that you are:

  • -Selling your Tampa property at the right time
  • -Listing your Tampa property for the right price
  • -Trusting the right Tampa Realtor to handle all of the marketing and legal red tape

As Tampa parents ourselves, we understand just how important it is to your family that you sell at the right time, get what you deserve from the sale, and don’t pull your hair out in the process. Despite what many people think, selling a property in the unique real estate market of Tampa Bay is not cut and dry! There are many intricacies of various neighborhoods, continually shifting market conditions and evolving laws that you need to be aware of to make the best move for your family. When you don’t know what you don’t know it can be that much scarier to sell your Tampa property which can cost you. 

As part of our dedication to advocating for you in real estate, we want to supply you with all of the information that you need to make the best decisions for you and your family. Below, you will find answers to several common questions, as well as, resources you need to do just that. 

Have another question not answered below? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us because we LOVE to provide personalized advice!


Is Now A Good Time To Sell A Property In Tampa?

Despite what many people will tell you, Snowbird season is not the biggest determining factor in whether or not you should sell or buy a house in Tampa. The truth is that every market is different and each of them responds differently in the economic climate. Just because the real estate market is booming in Seattle but dying in Phoenix, means nothing for the Tampa real estate market. 

Another common myth is that one particular season like Spring or Summer is the best time to sell. Again, the truth is that you can’t base the decision to sell your Tampa property on something so arbitrary. The truth is that if you want to sell your Tampa property at the best possible time, you need to consult with an experienced Tampa Realtor to determine if now is the best time for you to sell. If not, we can still make suggestions on strategic improvements that will increase your property value and let you know exactly when the moment is right to maximize your profits. 


How Do I Know How Much My Tampa Home Is Worth?

The first thing that you need to know is that there is a difference between the legal value of your home (what you are taxed on), the value assigned by an official appraiser, and the list price you try to sell it for. 

There is a lot more that goes into establishing the true value of a home than what you might think. When you give us a few key details about your property we will run a sophisticated data retrieval to create what is known as a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This report with take the characteristics and features of your property and compare it to those of similar properties that have been listed, sold, or expired within your neighborhood over the last six months. In order to help us identify a strategic listing price, we will then average the price per square foot of the relevant properties that have sold and apply it to your property. 

However, the best way to get a more clear and accurate idea of what the value of your Tampa property is would be for us to come out and take a tour of it with you. If you would like to find out how much your Tampa property could sell for in today’s market, tell us a few details about your property and we will get to work to run that CMA for you. 


What Is The Best Way To Market My Tampa Home?

In order to get a property sold in the Tampa real estate market, you need to have both a thorough understanding of the shifting market conditions and the appropriate way to leverage them in a marketing plan. Since most buyers find their property in an online search, you need to make sure that your listing is professionally photographed, priced right, and appears in front of the right buyers at the right time online. This means creating landing pages, social media posts, and syndicating your listing to thousands of websites beyond the MLS to get the right exposure. 

While we have implemented a number of proven marketing methods both on and offline, we believe strongly that each property that we list here at the Mike and Michelle team deserves a personalized marketing plan to highlight its best features in the most effective way. Our extensive suite of advanced tech-savvy marketing tools, professional network, and boots-on-the-ground marketing methods will be combined to make sure your Tampa property not only gets the spotlight but attracts the right buyers and the right price. Oh and don’t worry because we will be there to expertly negotiate on your behalf when the bidding war begins. 


Why Should I Hire the Mike + Michelle Team To List My Tampa Property?

The truth is any agent can list your Tampa property. However, there is a massive difference between adding a property to the MLS and actually getting it to the closing table. Marketing a property and negotiating a deal that results in a contract is only half the battle. From there you still have to jump through major hurdles like the inspection, appraisal, further negotiations about repairs and thousands of other deal-crushing surprises that could pop-up along the journey to closing. 

When you hire the Mike + Michelle Team to list your Tampa property, you get so much more than an average agent. Our white-glove concierge service begins from the moment we meet to help determine your property’s value and make recommendations on ways to help you increase your profits on the sale. Once your property is ready to hit the market, we will implement a state-of-the-art, custom, and strategic marketing plan to deliver the best buyers and sales price. In the meantime, we make it our mission to make it as convenient as possible for you to go on living your life while we handle showings and open houses so you aren’t put out. After the best offer is accepted, we will go above and beyond at every turn to coordinate vendors, negotiate with the buyer’s agent, and handle the mountains of paperwork so you can continue enjoying your life. Even after the closing, we promise to be here for any questions or concerns you have or to help your friends and family learn to enjoy the process of selling a home in Tampa.


Ask for a Free Home Evaluation: A well-priced home will generate competing offers and drive up the final sale value. Our free market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices and home values in the area and provides you with a detailed evaluation that puts it all in perspective.

Sell Your Home with a Professional: Our tried and true marketing plan will take the guesswork out of selling your home.

See What's on The Market: Use the search tools on this site to get an idea of the competition.

Connect to a Professional: Contact us anytime you need to know what's really going on in this market. When you're ready to take the next step toward selling your home, we're here to help. We'll make sure your listing gets the best exposure and reaches the right buyer—whether they're out of state, in another country, or right around the corner.

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