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Choosing the Right Time to Contact a Tampa Bay Realtor for Home Selling

Donna Nettestad & Sons | About Us | Remax Realtec Group

Are you contemplating selling your home and wondering when the perfect moment to reach out to a realtor is? As you ponder this significant decision, you’ll face numerous tasks to handle. Connecting with a professional, knowledgeable team of realtors can alleviate some of the stress and ensure a smooth process. The right timing can make all the difference, and we’re here to help you determine when to take that step.

Beginning a relationship with a realtor early in your decision-making process enables you to make more informed choices and helps determine the optimal time to sell. Generally, Realtors prefer at least three months to prepare for a sale. However, the ideal moment depends on various factors, each unique to your situation.

Top Four Factors Influencing the Optimal Time to Contact a Realtor:

Home Condition

The state of your home plays a significant role in determining when to contact a realtor. If your home needs updates, repairs, or some tender loving care, it’s a good idea to connect with your agent early in the process.

Market Speed

The housing market’s condition can impact your timeline for contacting a realtor. In stable or slower markets, reaching out months in advance is beneficial. However, if the market is rapidly changing, it’s essential to collaborate with an agent who is knowledgeable about local trends and can help you adapt.

Selling Timeline

Your personal timeline also affects when to involve a realtor. If you aren’t pressed for time, it’s wise to start the selling process early, especially if you’re buying another home simultaneously. On the other hand, if you need to sell quickly, make contacting a realtor a top priority.

Comfort Level

The home-selling journey can be daunting, and your comfort level matters. If the process makes you anxious, seek the guidance of a realtor early on. If you have prior experience selling homes and can manage pre-listing tasks, you may need just a few weeks before meeting your agent.

Suggested Timelines for Contacting a Realtor

12 weeks before if:

  • Selling and buying concurrently.
  • Feeling overwhelmed with home preparation or selling process.
  • Needing home renovations or updates.
  • Enjoying a flexible selling timeline.
  • In a slower or stable real estate market.

6 to 8 weeks before if:

  • Dealing with minor maintenance issues.
  • Feeling comfortable with the selling process.
  • Already decluttering your home.

1 to 4 weeks before if:

  • Rushing to sell.
  • Requiring minor cleaning.
  • Navigating a rapidly changing market.
  • Remember, a trusted, local family team of realtors with over 50 years of combined experience in the Tampa Bay real estate market can be your ally throughout the home-selling process, guiding you every step of the way. We tailor our advice to your unique situation and offer the expertise needed for a successful sale. So, when you feel ready to take on this new adventure, don’t hesitate to reach out to a trusted realtor who will help turn your dreams into reality.

Speak with us today!


Donna Nettestad & Sons

We are a family real estate team with over 50 years of combined Tampa Bay real estate experience.

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