Almost everyone who wants to sell a home in Mission Viejo is trying to sell it fast. Actually, it seems to be the trend in real estate because when you decide you’re ready, you already want the process to be over with! We understand the selling process can be stressful.
Getting rid of your old property isn’t as problematic as most people think if you take some simple steps to get started. Here are a few tips to get you on the right foot.
Get A Real Estate Agent
Unless you are a practicing realtor, we suggest you get an expert to help you out. A realtor thinks about selling and buying homes all day and likely dreams about it too. This is exactly what you want!
Who would you put your money on; a person who has a home and is deciding to sell for the first time or with a realtor who sells a home every week. It’s a no brainer who would win in a competition, so hiring a pro should be number one on your list.
A seasoned realtor would also know the ins and outs of selling in Mission Viejo as well as what trends get homes sold well above the market price. Plus, the rest of the tips we’re going to suggest, they would start doing on day 1.
Get Rid of Your Pets!
Ok, not forever, but at the very least during the time that you’re trying to sell your home. Let’s face it, we all love our animals, but they can stink! Even worse, they seem to enjoy destroying your expensive things.
Even if they are the cleanest and most well-behaved dogs in the world, people don’t want to see them running around what could be their new home. Why?
They assume that they run around stinking and destroying nice things because that’s what most people complain about with their animals. Do yourself a favor, after getting your home cleaned out and ready for showing, have the animals stay with a friend or family.
The potential for damage to occur with animals is way higher than without. Plus, they will inevitably leave fur (dander) around the newly cleaned home. You never know who is going to enter your home and there is always a chance that someone might have an allergy to your beloved animal.
Those allergies are guaranteed to get them out of the house in a sneezing fit without even giving your place a decent look around. Avoid missing out on the perfect sale, send Mr. Softpaws over to Grandmas for a few weeks.
Make A Great First Impression
Making a memorable impression is one of the most important things to do when trying to sell a home in Mission Viejo. The majority of people want to buy a beautiful home that can be moved into that day if possible.
Making sure that the home looks stunning from the very second you set eyes on it from the street is step one. This means to trim and care for the foliage and even add more if possible. Bright beautifully colored flowers in the front yard can go a long way.
Next, a fresh coat of paint on the exterior is essential. Also, making a few repairs or improvements is an excellent idea. If you have a gravel driveway, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get fresh high-quality gravel or to pave it to improve its appeal.
On the inside of the house, cleanliness is the key to a fast sale. This doesn’t just mean getting a cleaning service out to get the nooks and crannies of each room. Getting your old furniture out and into storage and allowing your realtor to get staging furniture takes top priority.
As with the exterior, repairs should be done if needed. No one sees cracked bathroom tile and thinks happy thoughts. All the people looking at your home see when they see needed repairs is added money into the purchase. Don’t let that happen!
A few repairs, a fresh coat of paint, and some furniture handpicked to showcase your home’s strengths will work wonders on the interior. This is, again, why it is so important to pick a realtor that knows what they are doing. With these tips, you can be light years ahead of your competition!
If you’re still trying to figure out the fastest way to sell a home in Mission Viejo, please call us at 949-350-0146 or email us at Debrakovacs@cox.net and we can give you more tips that can get your property moving today!