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Sell Your California Home Quickly for Top Dollar

by Darla Lee 09/10/2018

There’s no way around it--California has one of the most competitive real estate markets in the nation right now. But, there’s no reason you can’t use some of the charms of California living to help sell your home for top dollar and edge above the competition.

There are a number of tools and techniques you can employ to improve the marketability of your home. In California, you can use the local benefits to your advantage and highlight them in your home sale.

In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to do just that so that you can get a faster turn around on your home sale and start moving onto your next big adventure.

Read on for the list of 5 ways to quickly sell your California property.

1. Priced to sell

Market rates in California an be quick to change. You’ll want to make sure your on top of these fluctuations so that your home is always priced to sell. Value is at an all-time high in California, so you should be able to make a large profit off of your home while still beating out the competitors.

2. Be on-call

Jen, a potential buyer, just landed her first big tech job in California. Now she has to find a home--and fast. You can bet that Jen and her agent are going to go with a seller who is available and ready to play ball at a moment’s notice.

Making yourself available for showings, pictures, and having paperwork and answers ready are all important to giving potential buyers a heads-up that they’re working with someone who is taking their inquiry seriously and respecting their time

3. California living

You’re not just selling your home. You’re also selling the dream of living in the Golden State. Showcase the benefits that your neighborhood and region have in daily life. Since commuting is a frequent concern of California residents, showcase how your home is a commuter’s dream. If you have some nearby landmarks or scenic places to hike and bike, put these in your ads as well.

There’s a reason so many people want to move to California, why not show that your home stands with the top properties in the state when it comes to the dream of California living.

4. Throw in bonuses

If a potential buyer hints that they love the way a certain room is decorated or that there are just one or two minor issues they have with the home, don’t be afraid to offer some incentives and throw in bonuses with your home sale. This can be things like furniture, decor, and more.

5. Show that you can work around their schedule

California buyers tend to be a busy lot. They often don't have months to wait before moving into their new home. Making arrangements to be out of the home by the time the buyer would like to move in is a good way to help ease the buyer’s anxiety about moving on time.

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Darla Lee
Hi, I'm Darla Lee and I'd love to assist you. Whether you're in the research phase at the beginning of your real estate search or you know exactly what you're looking for, you'll benefit from having a real estate professional by your side. I'd be honored to put my real estate experience to work for you.