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Home Selling: Top 6 Tips for Selling a Home in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Home Selling: Top 6 Tips for Selling a Home in Los Angeles, CA, How to Sell your Los Angeles house for Top Dollar,Ways to Sell Your Los Angeles Home for More Money,When Selling your Los Angeles Home..Heather Paul Los Angeles Realtor
By: Heather Paul, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Working to get your Los Angeles home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time. We have provided our Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Los Angeles below for you:
1. Contact a Local Realtor to Walk-Through your Los Angeles home. Having a local Los Angeles Real Estate Agent or Los Angeles Realtor do a thorough walk-through of your home will greatly help you prepare your Los Angeles house before it is placed on the market to help ensure a greater home sales price for you. We always recommend to use a local Los Angeles Real Estate Agent or Realtor, out of area Real Estate Agents generally may not know what your home will sell for, plus it is always wise to have a local Los Angeles Real Estate Expert on your team when selling your home. Another added benefit of calling a Los Angeles Realtor is they will prepare a detailed Comparative Home Market Evaluation to give you a better idea of what your home will probably sell for. They can also provide you with relocation information for the area you are looking to more for.
Here is a link to one Top Los Angeles Real Estate Agent that is well-known in the Los Angeles community and They can provide you also with a Free Home Market Evaluation of your Los Angeles Home:
2. Have a home inspection
Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. For $250 to $400, an inspector will warn you about troubles that could make potential buyers balk. Make repairs before putting your home on the market. In some states, you may have to disclose what the inspection turns up. This is always optional, however something to consider.
3. Get replacement estimates
If your home needs minor repair or your home inspection uncovers necessary repairs you can’t fund, get estimates for the work. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home and the repairs. Also hunt down warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for your furnace, washer and dryer, dishwasher, and any other items you expect to remain with the house.
4. Make minor repairs, if needed
Not every repair costs a bundle. Fix as many small problems—sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, dripping faucets—as you can. These may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression your house isn’t well maintained.
5. Clear the clutter
Clear your kitchen counters of just about everything. Clean your closets by packing up little-used items like out-of-season clothes and old toys. Install closet organizers to maximize space. Put at least one-third of your furniture in storage, especially large pieces, such as entertainment centers and big televisions. Pack up family photos, knickknacks, and wall hangings to depersonalize your home. Store the items you’ve packed offsite or in boxes neatly arranged in your garage or basement. This is one of the most important aspects of selling your Los Angeles home for success! Buyers love to see open and airy spaces; homes filled wall to wall with furniture make it difficult for them to envision their belongings in the home, so take the time and pack up as much items as you can, your Realtor can help provide some pointers of items to pack up to help you sell your Los Angeles home for the most money.
6. Do a thorough cleaning of your Los Angeles Home
A clean house makes a strong first impression that your home has been well cared for. If you can afford it, consider hiring a cleaning service. If not, wash windows and leave them open to air out your rooms. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Wash light fixtures and baseboards, mop and wax floors, and give your stove and refrigerator a thorough once-over.
Pay attention to details, too. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, clean inside the cabinets, and polish doorknobs. Don’t forget to clean your garage, too.
We hope these valuable Los Angeles home selling tips help you when you start preparing your Los Angeles home for sale. To find out what your home is currently worth or to schedule a Los Angeles Realtor to view and walk-through your home,
Call Heather Paul, Coldwell Banker
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Heather Paul, Realtor
Real Estate Expert
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
License # 01475055