5 Tips for a Quick Orange County Real Estate Sale
With the prime selling season just starting to ramp up here are 5 steps to help you sell your Orange County home quicker!
1) Price it right from the start
Pricing really is part art and part science. A Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) is the starting point which will tell us what properties like yours have recently sold for and from which we compare and contrast your home and then get an idea of what your home’s value is. The art of pricing is knowing the local market, knowing the housing trends on a local level and knowing the current local demand so we can adjust the CMA price point to maximize your profit. Pricing is one area where hyper-local expertise is essential so you can get the greatest price possible without risking over pricing your home and missing out on potential buyers. Over pricing leads to inactivity which often makes potential buyers think there is something wrong with the home even if the price is adjusted latter just because of the number of days it has spent on the market compared to similar properties. The third piece of the pricing equation is your expectations. Once we have all three factors in place we can intelligently discuss a pricing plan that will lead to a successful transaction in the time frame you require.
2)Enhance your home’s curb appeal
Curb appeal is everything. The best way for you to decide what to do is drive up to and walk around your Orange County home as if you were a potential buyer of your home. How does it appeal to you? What looks good about it and what are some things that you need to change? What you notice rest assured most potential buyers will as well. Remember you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
3) Update the interior and exterior
A fresh coat of paint inside and outside as well as new updated fixtures are relatively inexpensive ways to make your home more appealing. These small projects can pay off huge in final sales price and time on market so if you add a fresh coat of paint and some updates go for it.
4)Clean, store or donate, depersonalize
Start with a complete cleaning top to bottom. The mantra for preparing you home for sale is “Less is more.” Remove your favorite collectables, other knick knacks and that oversized couch that takes up your entire living room. Your goal is to make your Orange County home look less cluttered and in effect larger to potential buyers . Lastly take down family pictures, religious items and political posters to allow potential buyers to be able to envision themselves living there.
5)Good photos and lot’s of them and good video
Make sure the absolute best features of your house are clear and obvious to potential buyers & utilize the emotional impact visual mediums provide to generate the right reactions. Just snapping random pictures with a smart phone is nowhere near enough today. Busy buyers needs to be motivated to want to see your home, don’t risk getting eliminated from their list of potential homes because of poor quality photos. Photos and video have an impact that words in the description simply can’t compete with. So make sure the promotional images make your home stand out in the Orange County Real Estate market.
For more tips and ideas to get your home sold quickly feel free to contact me today.
949 599 6860