Saturday, January 10, 2015

Selling Your Brevard County, Florida Home - (And a Suggestion For Homeowner Associations)

Everyone has an opinion on the home owner association.  Is it good?  Is it bad?  Where did home owner associations come from anyway?

As a real estate agent working with buyers who are most often looking to purchase a Brevard County, Florida home in a community with a mandatory home owner association I have one suggestion.

Home owner associations should monitor all homes for sale in their community.   If there is a current violation like neglected lawns/landscaping, paint color issues, mold/algae issues (common in Florida) or whatever address it as soon as the for sale sign goes up.

This is step will serve a couple of purposes.
  1. First, it will help the seller get the home sold faster by improving an obvious appearance issue.   
  2. Secondly, the new home owner will not be alienated by receiving a notice of violation as soon as they move in their new home. 
Sellers should also consider their compliance with association rules and restrictions when preparing their home for sale.  And sellers should make sure they accurately disclose how much the association dues currently are and if an increase is in the future.

Buying and selling a home can be quite stressful.  Dealing with home owner association issues up front is an easy hurdle to clear before the for sale sign goes up.

If you are considering selling your Viera, Florida home, pelase give me a call at 321-693-3850 if I can help.

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