Selling Property in Paso Robles, California & Surrounding Areas


 

 

 

 

 
 

Seller's TOOLKIT

When you're armed with the right information, and an experienced real estate professional, you'll be closer to reaching your goal - selling your home fast, and for the best price. 

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Selling your home, whether it be a standard transaction, Short Sale, or REO, is an involved process that affects your family and your future.  Before you begin this process, you'll want to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.  When should you sell?  How do you get the best price? What upgrades/improvements should be made prior to the sale? 

Please contact us if you have any questions about selling your property.  There are also FREE NEWSLETTERS available at the bottom of this page that may help you.

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As a homeowner, you can play an important part in the timely sale of your property. When you take the following steps, you'll help your RE/MAX Sales Associate sell your home faster, at the best possible price.

The easiest and most reliable way to improve the appeal of your home is to enlist a
quality home service professional. The right professional can help you get everything in order - from repainting the kitchen to providing a thorough cleaning.
 

  1. MAKE THE MOST OF THAT FIRST IMPRESSION  A well-manicured lawn, neatly trimmed shrubs and a clutter-free porch welcome prospects. So does a freshly painted - or at least freshly scrubbed - front door. If it's autumn, rake the leaves. If it's winter, shovel the walkways. The fewer obstacles between prospects and the true appeal of your home, the better.
  2. INVEST A FEW HOURS FOR FUTURE DIVIDENDS A
    Here's your chance to clean up in real estate. Tidy the living room, the bathroom, the kitchen. If your woodwork is scuffed or the paint is fading, consider some minor touch-ups and redecorating. Updating the hardware on kitchen cabinets, adding new slipcovers to sofas and keeping a vase of fresh flowers in the entryway are some simple touches that can go a long way. If you're worried about time, hire professional cleaners or painters to help get your house ready. Remember, prospects would rather see how great your home really looks than hear how great it could look "with a little work."
  3. CHECK FAUCETS & BULBS
    Dripping water rattles the nerves, discolors sinks and suggests faulty or worn-out plumbing. Burned-out bulbs or faulty wiring leave prospects in the dark. Don't let those problems detract from what's right with your home.
  4. DON'T SHUT OUT A SALE
    If cabinets or closet doors stick in your home, you can be sure they will also stick in a prospect's mind. Don't try to explain away sticky situations when you can easily plane them away. A little effort on your part can smooth the way toward a closing.
  5. THINK SAFETY
    Homeowners learn to live with all kinds of self-set booby traps: roller skates on the stairs, festooned extension cords, slippery throw rugs and low-hanging overhead lights. Make your residence as safe as possible for visitors.
  6. MAKE ROOM FOR 'SPACE'
    Remember, potential buyers are looking for more than just comfortable living space. They're looking for storage space, too. Make sure your attic and basement are clean and free of unnecessary items.
  7. CONSIDER CLOSETS
    The better organized a closet, the larger it appears. Now's the time to box up those unwanted clothes and donate them to charity.
  8. MAKE IT SPARKLE   Bathrooms sell homes, so let them shine. Check and repair damaged or unsightly caulking in the tubs and showers. For added allure, display your best towels, mats and shower curtains.
  9. Create Dream Bedrooms
    Wake up prospects to the cozy comforts of your bedrooms. For a spacious look, get rid of excess furniture. Colorful bedspreads and fresh curtains are a bonus.
  10. Open Up in the Daytime
    Let the sun shine in! Pull back your curtains and drapes so that prospects can see how bright and cheery your home is.
  11. Lighten Up at Night
    Turn on the excitement by turning on all your lights - both inside and outside - when showing your home in the evening. Lights add color and warmth, and make prospects feel welcome.
  12. Avoid Crowded Scenes
    Potential buyers often feel like intruders when they enter a home filled with people. Rather than giving your house the attention it deserves, they're likely to hurry through. Keep the company present to a minimum, if any.
  13. Watch Your Pets
    Dogs and cats are great companions, but not when you're showing your home. Pets have a talent for getting underfoot. So do everybody a favor: Keep Kitty and Spot outside, or at least out of the way.
  14. Think Volume
    Rock-and-roll will never die. But it might kill a real estate transaction. When it's time to show your home, it's time to turn down the stereo or TV.
  15. Relax
    It's best if you're not there when your home is being shown. However if that's not possible, be friendly but it's not necessary to force conversation. Prospects want to view your home with minimal distraction.
  16. Don't Apologize
    No matter how humble your abode, never apologize for its shortcomings. If a prospect volunteers a derogatory comment about your home's appearance, let your experienced RE/MAX Associate handle the situation.
  17. Keep a Low Profile
    Nobody knows your home as well as you do. But RE/MAX Sales Associates know buyers - what they need and what they want. Your RE/MAX Associatewill have an easier time articulating the virtues of your home if you stay in the background.
  18. Don't Turn Your Home into a Second-Hand Store
    When prospects come to view your home, don't distract them with offers to sell those furnishings you no longer need. You may lose the biggest sale of all.
  19. Defer to Experience - It's the Experience
    When prospect buyers want to talk price, terms or other real estate matters, let them speak to an expert - your RE/MAX Sales Associate.
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