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Answers to Home Selling Questions

The home selling process in Southern California can often be a daunting task filled with rolling emotions. There are a lot of variables to consider and a lot of ways to make your home more appealing to home buyers. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home in the Temecula area, but still have a ton of questions, here are some common answers that might help you.


What is the Home Selling Process Like?

From listing your home for sale, your agent will begin marketing your property. Your listing will be displayed on websites, a for sale sign will be put out front, and some agents may do postcard marketing. For your part, you’ll do your best to make your home appealing to buyers — which includes fixing anything that is broken and adding a little curb appeal outside.


When is the best time to sell my home?

Just about every real estate agent will tell you that there are certain seasons you should aim for when finding the right time to sell. The spring and early fall are exceptional times to sell your home. Spring offers the best time of year to list an open house. It tends to create an appealing ambiance when it comes to trees, gardens, and fresh blooms. Plus, these seasons makes it easier to get your home ready for sale.


Should I use a real estate agent to sell my house?

Using a real estate agent is beneficial because they understand the process and paperwork. They can list your home on the MLS service, which gives your home more visibility to buyers. In addition, agents usually work with pre-qualified buyers, so you don’t have to worry about if someone can truly afford your home or not.

A real estate agent’s responsibility is to act as a liaison between the sellers and the buyers. They tend to have access to all properties listed by other agents. This is a great accessory to have when you want to learn more about what is and what isn’t selling on the market.


How much should I list my home for?

Working with a professional will allow you to set a price that is a perfect balance between ultimately receiving top dollar and attracting solid offers. Southern California is a hot sellers market that gives potential home sellers the right advantages. Overpricing can be beneficial but nonproductive at the same time. Focus on the factors that can prompt you to raise the asking price. Upgrades, location, amenities are all reasons to up the price tag on your home.

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How long will it take to sell my house on average?

This is a common question that many home sellers tend to ask. The amount of time it takes to sell your home depends on many different factors. It’s much easier to assume that you won’t be given an offer until you have shown your home to at least 20 different buyers, and 2 – 3 offers have been given before the actual deal is done. Price is the most important factor when it comes to determining how long your home will be on the market. If the price is low enough, the house will sell quickly. If the price is too high it will sit on the market much longer.


What factors affect the sale of my home?

If your home isn’t selling you might be stuck on too high a price. Research the market to find out where your home’s selling point is so that you can avoid the delay of sale. Having limited exposure is also another thing that can affect the sale of your home, as well as a potential glaring issue that needs to be resolved. The last factor that can affect the sale of your home is its condition. A home that needs to be fixed doesn’t appeal to buyers that well.


How do I get my home ready to sell?

Impress your potential buyers by reinventing the kitchen and giving life to your bathroom. These two rooms in your home are selling points that potential buyers fall in love with first. Curb appeal is also important because it’s the first thing your buyers will see. Consider a new entry door, elegant address numbers, outdoor light fixtures, and maybe even a new doormat.


Definitive Guide to Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be a long and strenuous adventure. But if you have the proper tools to effectively sell your home, you will find the process much less confusing. To learn more about selling your home in Southern California, contact us or read our free home seller’s eBook:

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