The California real estate market is shifting into a buyer’s market. Now sellers asking for high prices for their homes may have to work harder to reach their goals. For that reason, the number of homes on the market, and the number of days they stay there, are on the rise. This is good for buyers because they face less competition and have more options. But you can still sell your home fast.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to increase selling price and the shorten your selling time in this changing market.
Of course, you’ll want to adhere to the basics of having made your home exceptionally clean, repairing anything in need of repair, replacing worn fixtures, and the usual preparations. Also be sure to consider these factors:
Gorgeous landscaping can make a significant impact. Not only to curb appeal, but also the buyer’s impression of your attention to detail. Buyers would like to buy from someone who they believe maintained and cared for it well. There are some things you can do to make your home more appealing.
- Make your yard appear larger by mowing it in diagonal rows.
- Edge the lawn along sidewalks and driveways.
- Transplant flowers near the walkway. Choose bright colors.
- Place container plants near the main entrance.
- Have trees maintenanced and mulched so they look healthy.
Home staging is indispensable when selling a home, especially in a buyer’s market. The function of home staging is to make your home feel like a place where the buyer can picture themselves living, where they want to live! Professional stagers have specific skills that enable them to transform your home into a vision of the future to buyers.
Choose Your Real Estate Agent Carefully
All real estate agencies are not the same. Your home can be spruced up and made to look its best, and that is certainly an important factor in selling it. Equally important is getting your home in front of as many prospective buyers as possible. This is where your agent comes in. Look for agencies that offer free home staging, that host events and use social media. Ask for references and make sure you feel comfortable with your agent. They will be your guide and helper while together you sell your home fast.
Remember, a buyer’s market doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to sell. It means that there will be more buyers looking, and you only need to find one that’s a match for your home.