Tips For Selling My Southern California Home

When selling your Long Beach home follow these tips. Everyone's heard location, location, location, right?

We believe it's location, price, condition and marketing the sell homes. Some of Los Angeles real estate used to be Southern California's best kept secret, not any more! Living along Southern California's coast has become the top choice for home buyers from single householders to families with children and retirees. As far coastal properties along Southern California coast, properties in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Belmont Shore area and Naples Island in Long Beach are a highly sought after. They offer the finest in Southern California costal living lifestyle.  

Location

There is a buyer for every home within Southern California within the Long Beach, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and greater Los Angeles real estate market. These communities rest along the Southern California coast line.  When selling Southern California homes it helps to put yourself in the mind of a buyer; for those who have bought a home before, lets go back to when you first bought your home. There may have been amenities or it's location that made you write your purchase contract. The same will be true when we list your home for sale.  Here's a list of the top items that Long Beach home buyers will be considering:

  • Proximity to the freeways for commuting
  • Busy streets or a cul-de-sac location
  • Lot size
  • Amenities
  • Low or high maintenance 
  • Views
  • Local schools
  • Is the property located in a Homeowners Association, if so what are the fees
  • Is there Mello Roos

                           

Price

Besides location, the most important reason that gets a home sold in any market is Fair Market Value! Fair market value is the price buyers are willing to pay, the price the market will support (appraisals), and what the seller is willing to sell for. In today's market, or any market, those selling their Long Beach homes want to know they sold the home for top dollar.
 

As Keller Williams Real Estate Specialists in Long Beach we analyze the current comparable properties within the tract, neighborhood, or city to determine your homes fair market value. Here are factors we focus on when pricing any home for sale:

  • How does a home show
  • How much competition is there
  • How well does the neighborhood sell
  • Are there bank owned properties or short sales impacting neighborhood values

                                                           

 Condition

Homeowners selling their Southern California homes have learned over the years that emotion is an important factor in attracting a buyer to their home over their competition in the area. In a sellers market this concept gets less attention, because when there is a lack of inventory, virtually everything sells. In today's real estate market, the condition of a property often means the difference between selling your home for top dollar or receiving multiple low ball offers.
 

If you are planning to put your house on the market, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get top dollar in alliance with market conditions. Set the stage for success with these 21 tips for styling and upgrading your home, and see results — fast.                                  

 
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A thorough cleaning and de-cluttering does make a difference, in some cases replacing or cleaning the carpet, a fresh coat of paint and other minor upgrades will net a higher sale price. Pride of ownership does go a long way, you don't have to spend a lot money on improvements to make your home look like you did.

 

Marketing


In today’s high tech, fast paced real estate market it's crucial that a homeowner hires a real estate marketing expert. A team that knows and understands the importance of showcasing a property for sale. We have a unique marketing plan utilizing our networking skills and the latest print and online marketing technology. We network with the top real estate agents in the greater Los Angeles area, bringing buyers and sellers together. We have built a great reputation in the Southern California real estate community.

Today's buyers are internet savvy, having done a great deal of research about a community and the types of homes they're interested in. The internet is more important than ever, statistics from the National Association of Realtors indicates that 9 out of 10 buyers start their home search on the internet first before calling a Realtor.

Our experience has shown us that buyers are doing the same when looking to buy a home in Southern California. We market all of our listings on the most
popular home buyer search sites; Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow, Remax.com, YouTube, Twitter, Craigslist, Redfin, Listingbook, Ricco Sells Homes Facebook fan page, Facebook Marketplace, Frontdoor, and TourFactory just to name a few.

Contact us now, we will show you how our marketing plan will get your home sold for top dollar in any market.

 

Thinking about selling your Long Beach home?

Click here to find out how much you can get for your property. Let us provide you a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) showing you the recent sales prices of other similar properties in your area.

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