Selling Your Home
Listing your home for sale
List Your Home With Us! There is no better choice you can make for listing your home for sale than selecting Cal Pacific Real Estate and our astounding team of professionals to represent you. To get started, simply contact us at (858) 333-8021 | (619) 208-5537 and we will begin the process.
Selling a home is not easy, but with careful planning and the help of one or more of our agents, staff and professional service providers, you will obtain the optimal price for your home. There are many factors to consider when selling your home. The first step is to find a real estate agency you trust and who listens to you. At Cal Pacific Real Estate, we listen and we are experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy.
We will ensure that everything goes smoothly when selling your home. We will help you set the right price for your home. We know the prices of comparable home sales in your area, which will give you an idea of the appropriate pricing level. We will also perform other important tasks, such as creating advertisements, screening prospective buyers and presenting your home in the best possible light. An agent will also review the contract to make sure it reflects your best interest. Agents also screen for the buyers who are most likely to be interested in your home and be able to make the best offer on it.
When selling your home, one of our experienced agents will provide information on comparable homes that have recently sold or are currently for sale in your area. Prospective buyers will likely be looking at these other homes and comparing them to yours. That’s why it’s a good idea to know as much about the competition as possible.
You should hire an inspector to uncover any potential issues or problems prospective buyers may have with your home. This will give you the option to fix any important problems ahead of time and to more accurately set a reasonable price, thereby avoiding stalling the process or any difficulties in negotiating the price. Your agent should be able to help you find a reputable inspector.
When selling a home, the importance of sprucing up the home, or “fluffing” in real estate parlance cannot be underestimated. Renovations usually don’t pay for themselves, but renovating the kitchen and bathroom will get you the most return on investment when selling your home. Making sure your home is clean, with a fresh coat of paint can make it much more appealing to prospective buyers, which is often reflected in a higher selling price. Hiring a professional cleaner, especially for kitchens and bathrooms is a good idea. First impressions are also very important, so make sure your lawn, gardens and front of the house are all in good shape. If your home is cluttered, then buyers will not be able to picture themselves living in your home, so make sure to clear out most of the artwork and personal items.
Another thing to consider when selling your home is the time of year you put it on the market. In typical markets, home sales peak around April and May and are strong right through to July. In the fall and winter, home sales fall. It may be possible to get a higher price for your home during fall and winter, since there are fewer homes available for sale. It may also ensure a quick closing if you sell around the end of the year, because buyers may want to get tax deductions.