2018 is the perfect year to put your Brea home up for sale. The local real estate market is forecasted to continue to be a seller’s market which promises a high return for your home. Here are some great tips to ensure a quick sale for top dollar for your home.
Finding the Right Agent
The biggest decision you will make when it comes to selling your home is who your real estate agent will be. The right real estate agent will be able to sell your home faster and at a higher price, so make sure to choose wisely. Some of the qualities that you should look for in your real estate agent include:
- Hard working and honest.
- Has a great understanding of the local housing market, the neighborhoods and the community.
- Is flexible and has your best interest in mind.
- Has a strong portfolio and utilizes all of the real estate marketing strategies and tools (internet, open house, etc.).
In addition to these qualities, your agent should also be outgoing and personable and have an excellent track record of sales and client satisfaction.
Pick a Date
After you have chosen the right real estate agent to sell your home, it is time to get out a calendar and circle some important dates. These dates include:
- The day that you want to put your home on the market.
- Open house dates as well as dates that will work for private showings.
- A preferred closing date.
If you are looking at buying a home over this time period, make sure to include those dates on your calendar as well. Do not forget to factor in dates with lawyers, banks and other institutions that may be part of the selling process.
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Putting the important dates in a calendar is an important part of selling your home because it not only provides a visual, but it also breaks down the entire selling process into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Stage it to Sell
With the right real estate agent and timeline now behind you, it is time to get your home ready to sell. In order to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, it is important that your home is staged. This process can be expensive and time consuming, however we offer this service for free.
The key to a well-staged home is a minimalist approach. First, you want to depersonalize your home so that any potential buyer can see themselves in your home. Second, you want a minimum amount of furniture in every room so that the main focus is the floor plan and open space. This will allow a buyer to envision their belongings in that space. A crowded and personalized home will only slow the sale of your home.
Make sure to keep all kitchen appliances, wall decorations to a minimum when staging your home. The minimalist approach to staging also applies to the garage, pantry and bathrooms.
These important tips will allow you to sell your home quickly and at top dollar. If you would like more information about any of the previously mentioned tips or other home selling strategies, please call me today. I would love to be a part of your sales team and show you how I can effectively sell your Brea home. I look forward to working with you soon.