Marcos Rubio
Carrington Real Estate
Office: 786-271-7231

guide to selling

Your Trusted Realtor

As your realtor, I will earn your trust by acting with integrity and loyalty, honoring your confidentiality, and working tirelessly to sell your home.  My commitment to you is that I will work for you 100% and protect your interests at all times by negotiating the best price and terms for you. As a former Vice President of an important bank in South Florida and over 14 years of experience in real estate, I have the knowledge and expertise of the local real estate market. I will employ the most sophisticated ways to market and sell your home fast.

Why List with Me?

Whether you're planning to sell your luxury estate, single family home or your condominium, you can count on my unmatched expertise and service As your agent, I am committed to offering you the highest quality representation, professionalism, and excellent customer service.

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Professional Services

Selling your home shouldn't be a stressful ordeal. My professional services and experience allow you to focus on your move while I manage and promote your home sale from my initial consultation to the closing and beyond. I pride myself on repeat business and hope you'll come to understand why.

As Your Agent, I will:

  • Perform a complete market analysis of your home that will maximize your home's value.
  • Compile a comprehensive plan detailing all the efforts I will employ to sell and promote your home.
  • Launch an extensive professional marketing campaign and present your home to as many qualified buyers as possible and getting your home maximum exposure. · Advise on staging your home professional and generate curb appeal to ensure you get the highest price. Your home
  • Assist with obtaining offers and help you in negotiating the best deal as smoothly as possible.
  • Help you find your next home and answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy and much more.

Important Information When Selling Your Home

Recent Home Sales:
What are homes selling for on your street? Feel free to contact me to find out what neighborhood homes are selling for, free of charge or to receive a more detailed analysis of the value of your home.

Getting the Highest Price for Your Home:
Here are a few tips to increase the curb appeal of your home. Staging your home is important. Many buyers will stay in your home longer if it's staged appropriately. I have compiled some ideas to present your home in the most effective manner.

Freshen Up:
Potential buyers often look for obvious signs of neglect, such as leaky roofs, water damage or crumbling foundations. But even without those problems, making your home look like new again can be as simple as applying a fresh look like new again can be as simple as applying a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Cooking, smoking and everyday living can discolor and fade your ceilings and walls, making your home seem old and unattractive. It's amazing what a fresh coat of color can do to improve a home's appearance and don't forget to touch up your white baseboards, trim and ceilings to make each room look its best.

Stay Grounded:
As much time as they spend looking up, potential buyers also spend time looking down. Flooring has a drastic effect on a home's selling power, and an outdated or poorly maintained floor can ruin a room's appeal. If your home has hardwood floors, remove old carpeting and finish the wood beneath it. This is a great selling feature you should invest in highlighting. If you do not have hardwood floors, update your old carpeting with a neutral shade. Replace any cracked or chipped ceramic tiles in kitchens and bathrooms, and thoroughly clean or replace the grout on all tiled surfaces as well.

Shower Power:
You may have heard that bathroom updates have some of the biggest returns when it comes time to sell a home, and it's true. According to CBS, homeowners can expect to recover about 75 percent of minor bathroom remodel costs. So invest in a faucet, shower head, cabinetry and a new light fixture to add to your "new" bathroom's appeal. Have a half-bath? Consider adding a shower to make it a full; this will make your home much more marketable.

Curb Appeal:
First impressions can have a huge impact on buyers' decisions, so make sure your home is as attractive from the street as possible. Curb appeal is key and could make a difference whether people stop and take a flyer or drive right by. If your cement sidewalk or patio areas have cracks, patch them with a kit from your local hardware store. Resurface an asphalt driveway and make certain your garage doors and exterior are freshly painted. Remember, your front door is the first thing a buyer will see. Consider repainting it a bold color that invites them in, and don't overlook replacing your door knob if it is in poor shape.

With a few updates around your home, you can greatly increase its perceived value and appeal to buyers. Put some time and resources into these key areas and you'll soon reap the benefits of your investment.

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