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Maximize Your Home's Value to Attract Top Dollar Offers

Don Pelletier

With over 36 years as a professional Realtor, and the 2,200 San Diego home sellers and buyers Don has represented, he has a long-standing tradition an...

With over 36 years as a professional Realtor, and the 2,200 San Diego home sellers and buyers Don has represented, he has a long-standing tradition an...

May 2 4 minutes read

Are you a homeowner looking to put your home on the market? If so, let me tell you the five things you must do to maximize your home’s value to attract top dollar offers.

Here are the five easy things you can do to get top dollar for your home.

Clean and Declutter A clean and clutter-free home is more appealing to potential buyers. Clean your home thoroughly and remove any excess clutter to create a more spacious and inviting environment.

Make Necessary Repairs Before putting your home on the market, make a list of low-cost repairs that need to be done like fixing leaky faucets, patching holes in the walls, cleaning or replacing grout in the kitchen and bathroom. You may want to consider doing a home inspection upfront to see what significant work might need to be done. If you would like to know the most cost-effective improvements, that offer the very best returns, feel free to contact me.

Enhancing Your Curb Appeal First impressions are important so make sure your home’s exterior looks its best by trimming overgrown bushes, Add ground covering such as bark, or mulch, and power wash the exterior, and take care of any minor fixes, such as painting the front door, if it needs it.

Stage Your Home Staging can help potential buyers envision themselves living in your home. Rearrange furniture, add decorative touches, and create a cohesive look throughout the home.

And finally, Price It Right In today’s market as a seller, you need to be competitive in your list price, so you do not become stale on the market. This is why it is so important to work with an experienced real estate professional to show you all the current market data and sold comparable properties in the neighborhood. Also, be careful NOT to underprice your home! Many agents rely only on the sold comps, which represent historical data, and are not necessarily accurate in the current market. Oftentimes, especially right now, they no longer reflect the true market value of your home.

This is where a very experienced listing agent can add so much value! By understanding the current market, at a deep level, a good agent will help you to sell for a much higher price than you may have thought! In fact, just in the past month, or so, we’ve sold a number of homes that sold for between $40,000 and $55,000 MORE than what the sellers ever expected-just by understanding the market dynamics. You deserve to get the most money from your home investment.

Whether you want to sell your existing home, buy your first home, upsize, downsize, purchase a vacation home, or just talk about options, a real estate professional is your best source for information based on current trends in our area. If you're interested in learning more about the 2023 real estate forecast, don't hesitate to reach out - we're happy to help!

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