Seller Advice

Advancde Preparation Fully preparing your home for sale can make a considerable difference in the time it takes to sell it. You can help eliminate buyer objections before they arise by making necessary repairs and improvements, some of which are suggested below.

Why Use a Real Estate Agent
It’s always a good market in real estate — when you know what you’re doing. Structuring transactions, arranging financing and finding the right buyers are some of the keys to success. There are few entities that know as much about the trends in today’s market as your local real estate agent or broker.

Real estate has become a very complicated business. Selling (or buying) a home can be one of the most important financial transactions in your life. That’s why it pays to work with a professional who specializes in this field — a licensed real estate agent or broker.

Becoming a licensed agent or broker requires thorough training and examination. Several states, including California, require continuing education in real estate for license renewal. These specialists are compensated on their ability to sell properties quickly and cost-efficiently — and their expert abilities are chargeable only when a transaction is complete

Outdoors:
Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery and replace dead plants.
Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be clean and in good shape.
Clean or paint your front door – remember first impressions last the longest!
Manicure your front yard; make sure your driveway and entryway are free of clutter.

Exterior:
Check that house numbers, mailbox, and exterior lighting are all in good condition.
Touch up with fresh paint as needed.
Inspect chimney for cracks or earthquake damage.
Repair loose trim, drain pipes, and fencing.
Clean stains and window screens.

Garage:
Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
Clean the floor.

Living Areas:
Apply fresh paint as needed… think about brightening your interiors with neutral-toned paint.
Clean carpets.
Replace burnt out light bulbs.
Clean the fireplace and remove smoke stains from the wall and mantle.
Clean window coverings.
Replace damaged window blinds.