You are getting ready to sell your San Pedro home. It could be a place that you lived in for a long time or it could be something that you inherited. Either way, you want to put it on the market and get the highest price that you can for it.
Before you go and put “realtor San Pedro” into a search engine – you do want to use a realtor for this, right? Trying to sell a place on your own would be one of the first mistakes you could make barring your being a realtor yourself. Try to avoid making these mistakes, too.
Don’t Overvalue Your Home Because of Sentimentality
You may have a lot of emotions attached to your place. There may have been a lot of life milestones that occurred while you were there. You need to clear that out of your head before putting it on the marketplace.
The people who are going to buy your home are likely not to care what the place meant to you. They want to see what it does for them. A realtor can help you get the selling price right.
Pay Attention to the Time of Year
There are good times to sell and then there are bad times. Usually the worst time to sell is at the end of the year and the first couple of months of the New Year. That is because people are watching their budgets.
The main reason is because this is a time when people buy gifts for others and they are paying off those bills. Also, they may not want to venture outside if the weather tends to be cold in the area that you are selling. This can save you from having to sit around during a lull.
Put Your Home In The Best Light
You want to impress the people that are looking at the place. That might mean fixing certain things like the roof or other parts of your home that could detract to its overall appearance. Also, keep the place as neat as possible for showings.
An experienced realtor can be invaluable here. They should have a good idea of how to set up your place to make it look its best. Use that to your advantage.
These are just a few things to avoid when selling your home. Talk to your realtor about any other concerns you have. Then you can focus on your offers.
Jonathan Ramirez began his real estate career with Keller Williams in 2015. Originally from The Bay Area, Jonathan graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and can’t wait to help you find your new home with The Prestige Team.