Tips for Getting Top Dollar for Your Home
Do the Prep Work
Take care of maintenance issues before potential buyers step foot in the door! A positive first impression is priceless. Have your agent walk through each room with a critical eye and give you a list of honest recommendations. A thorough cleaning and a fresh coat of paint, when necessary, gives the impression that the home is well taken care of.
Pack It Up!
Pack up 50% of your belongings. You’re moving anyways and less clutter makes every room feel larger. Buyers need to envision themselves in the home and packing up will help you detach and start focusing on your next home.
Inspections & Expectations
Be proactive by doing your termite and other inspections prior to listing. Knowing about potential issues and the estimated cost of repairs saves you from surprises down the road that could derail your closing. Have your agent detail the transaction process and provide a net sheet so you can make informed decisions throughout your negotiations.
Marketing, Advertising, Publicity
Getting top dollar is a direct result of getting the most potential buyers through the door. Good agents provide a combination of publicity and advertising to maximize exposure for your home. Demand a yard sign, postcard marketing, color flyers, the max number of photos and verbiage in the MLS, Realtor Caravans, extensive online marketing, open houses, and print advertising.
Keep Your Offer on Track
Your agent will assist you in analyzing offers to choose the strongest one with the highest likelihood of closing successfully. Sometimes the highest offer is not the strongest! The best offer is the one that can close and bring in the established value of your home in the current market.
Diane and Kevin Silberman
Helping you Make Your Move!
COLDWELL BANKER | Realtors®/Associate Broker
CA BRE # 01912579 | CA BRE # 01304958
760-271-3721 | 760-271-3324