What’s the key to success in selling a home in today’s Orange County real estate market? Every Orange County realtor will have a different opinion but the best tip that any Orange County home seller can follow is to get their home ready to show, before they decide to show it.
Take A Look Outside
The first step and one of the best home selling tips that you can follow which will help you to sell your Orange County home is to start cleaning up the outside of your home before you focus on cleaning up the inside. Why is this step important? The average home buyer will be influenced by curb appeal first and if they see that the outside of your home has an overgrown lawn, dead flowers, leaves that should have been raked months ago and trash lying everywhere, they will be more inclined to drive away.
If you say curb appeal doesn’t matter, you’re only fooling yourself because, the average buyer who wants to buy a home with poor curb appeal will present a low ball offer and you could easily get thousand more just by spending one weekend cleaning up the outside of your home.
What To Focus On In The Inside Of Your Home
Selling a house in Orange County doesn’t have to be hard, especially if you use invest a little sweat equity on the inside of your home. When you’re focusing on cleaning up the inside of your home you should apply yourself to the following area:
- Windows – Every window in the home should be cleaned on the inside and out.
- Flooring – Clean all carpets and flooring thoroughly, this step is important especially if you have pets because, you don’t want a prospective buyer to tour your home and be offended by the smell of cat or dog pee coming from your carpets.
- Electrical – Test every light switch before people come to your open house; this step is important because, there’s nothing ore embarrassing then for a prospective buyer to flip one of the switches in your home only to find out that the switch that they’ve flipped won’t turn on a light or fan; this will lead them to think “if this switch doesn’t work, what else in this house is broken and needs to be fixed?”
For more tips on how to get your Orange County home ready for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today at (949) 272-0125.