Are you considering listing and selling your Corona del Mar home this summer? The real estate market is definitely heating up, and you want to make sure that your property stands out amongst the competition.
The real estate market in Corona del Mar in general has picked up, and it if a property is priced appropriately, then it is important to make sure that your property stands out amongst the competition.
The following suggestions are to help to to make your home “stand out” amongst the competition.
- How is the curb appeal of your Corona del Mar home? Clean up flower beds and add colorful annuals to make it inviting. Remember your home has one chance to make a good first impression, and the curb appeal/exterior is the first thing that a buyer will see.
- Be sure to address any deferred maintenance on your property. A potential buyer will have a home inspection on the property, and any items or deferred maintenance will come up. Are there any leaks, dripping faucets, are the sprinklers leaking? These are items a potential buyer will see when they are walking up to the home.
- Let the sun shine in!!! Be sure to clean windows (professionally) and mirrors throughout home. Don’t forget to clean and remove hard water spots from glass shower enclosures. Repair or replace screens in home. Especially living at the beach, the screens do not last forever.
- When you are preparing your home to sell, be sure to de-clutter the interior including cupboards, closets, drawers, pantry Buyers will open those doors and you want that area to be as clean and neat as possible. Organize closets, and start thinking like you are going to move . . . start getting rid of items you no longer need, clean it up and less is truly more.
- Be sure to keep the house clean, and beds made each day. And be sure dishes in kitchen are done and put away and counters wiped down. You never know when someone is going to call to set up appointment to show your home sometimes with very short notice.
- If you have pets, be sure to keep yard cleaned at all times! You may want to take them out of the property for showings. Many people are not either cat or dog friendly, and it is best to have the animals out of the home so the buyer feels most comfortable.
- Lastly, be sure to be sensitive to any odors. Any pet odors, or cooking odors that someone may find offensive. Even scented candles can be offensive to some.
Hope these suggestions help you prepare your Corona del Mar home to sell, and if you would like a complimentary market analysis of your home, please contact me.
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