In our last post, we talked about buying a house in the new year. We hope that if that applies to your situation, then you’ll contact us right away to see how you can get started. However, if you’re thinking about selling your home after the first of the year, then this post is for you. At Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, we know how much time and energy goes into selling a house. If you’re planning on moving because of a job opportunity, a recent retirement, or simply for a change of scenery, then we’d love to work with you. Give us a call today to learn more!


Cleaning Your Home

One of the first things to think about when you’re planning to sell is when the house was last cleaned from top to bottom. Sure, you may do a thorough spring cleaning each year, but when was the last time you cleaned out the garage or went through everything in the basement? There might be some spots in the house that haven’t been truly cleaned in years, and those can be good places to start, so you can get the tough areas out of the way.

While cleaning, you can also take the opportunity to go through things and decide what you want to keep and what can be donated or thrown away. Purging some belongings can make your upcoming move much easier, since you’ll have fewer things to take with you!

Staging Your Home

This step can coincide with the next one, listing your home, but we’re going to cover it first because of the impact it can have on potential buyers, as well as the lead time you’ll need to schedule a staging. Our team of agents can help you with the staging details, and we’ll make sure that your home looks absolutely amazing, with every room presented at its very best. It’s important to keep in mind that your house should be somewhat of a “blank canvas,” where interested buyers can see themselves living. With each room situated with furniture and decor, people will be able to see how the spaces can be used, whether it’s the master bedroom, the kitchen, or the family room.

Listing Your Home

The beginning of the year can be less busy when it comes to people looking for homes, but that shouldn’t deter you from listing your house when you want. When you work with us, you can determine what a good asking price is, as well as how long you can anticipate your home being on the market. There’s always the chance that the perfect buyer is right around the corner, but it’s good to be prepared for somewhat of a wait when selling in January or February.

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in selling your home in the new year, then please contact us today. We’ll work with you every step on the way of getting your house ready to put on the market, looking its best, and finally, landing that perfect buyer. Above all, we want you to feel confident that you made the right choice in working with us.

We look forward to hearing from you!