Don’t Rely on Luck to Sell Your Home

In our current Long Beach real estate market, it’s going to take more than luck to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. With rising interest rates and longer time on the market, buyers are expecting and sometimes demanding more from homes. That means that preparing your home, pricing it correctly, and hiring an experienced agent with a proven marketing plan is critical if you want to sell. Here are some ways to prepare your home before you sell it:  

Boost Your Curb Appeal

Curb appeal can do wonders to increase buyer interest in your home. The curb appeal of your home is essentially what the potential buyer will base their first impression on. A little bit of effort goes a long way to boost your curb appeal. Consider cleaning or painting your front door, changing your house numbers, adding potted plants and fresh mulch, and making sure your lawn is in tip-top shape. 

Add Fresh Paint

You’d be surprised at how much fresh paint can transform a room. Re-painting is actually one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve your home. Remember to stick to a color that’s neutral and one that brightens up your space. Bold, dark colors tend to be a turn-off for most potential home buyers. When they go into a home with bold paint colors, they immediately envision the work they’ll need to do. 

Declutter and Depersonalize

When potential buyers walk through your home, it’s easier for them to envision themselves in a clean and organized space. Remove personal photos and any highly personalized items. If you’re having a hard time getting motivated to declutter your home, consider watching: Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Neftlix

Stage Your Home

Some people wonder if staging is really worth it when selling your home. The answer is, absolutely. According to HomeAdvisor, staged homes spend 33% and 50% less time on the market than those that haven’t been staged. Homes that are staged also have a higher chance of selling for above the original list price. 

KW Concierge Program

It’s no secret that fixing up your home before you put it on the market is the secret to a successful sale. However, not everyone has the funds readily available to make upgrades. What if we told you that you could pay for those upgrades AFTER you sell your home? The Keller Williams Concierge Program could be the solution you’re looking for. Watch our latest webinar, How to Pay for a Renovation After You Sell Your Hometo find out if our program is right for you!

If you’re thinking of selling your home in Long Beach or surrounding communities, our team can help you sell it quickly and successfully. Our team has a proven pricing strategy and a multi-step marketing plan. To learn more, give us a call at 562.896.2456 or fill out the form below.

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster