Deciding to sell your home is never easy, as you likely have years of memories and stories connected to the house. It might be the first house you ever purchased, and you may have watched your kids grow up there. At Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, we understand the importance of selling your house, and how imperative it is that you feel comfortable during the entire process.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the steps you can take to sell your property. For a more in-depth look at these topics, be sure to visit our Selling a Home page. If you have any questions after reading this post or viewing that page, please feel free to contact us at any time.
When to Sell?
This question is one that our team of Realtors® gets asked quite often — and for good reason. As a homeowner, you want to know when it’s the best time to sell so that you can attract the perfect buyer and receive the perfect offer on your property. We can help you decide when the best time to list your home is based on the season, the current market trends, and your timeline.
There are certain times of year when more people are looking to buy a home, and we can help you get your house ready so that it hits the market at the right time. We’ll also look at the current inventory of homes for sale, keeping you informed of what other properties are out there that are similar in price and square footage to your property. If there’s low inventory and high demand, that could be the ideal time to sell your house.
Updating Your Home
You’ve made minor updates and upgrades to your home over the years, but when you’re thinking about selling it, there might be a few major projects that you want to tackle before listing the property. A kitchen or bathroom remodel might be a possibility, as long as you have the time and budget to get the project done. Minor updates and repairs such as new paint in the living room or patching spots in the drywall can make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
You’ll also want to concentrate on updating the exterior of your home, since curb appeal is so crucial when selling a house. If your landscaping needs some tidying up or the siding needs to be repaired, focus on these areas so that when someone pulls up in front of the house, their first impression is a positive one.
Listing Your Home
Once you’ve decided you’re ready to sell and you’ve made all the necessary updates, it’s time to list your home. When working with one of our agents, you’ll have access to our professional expertise and guidance on what a good asking price is and how you can get your house ready for viewings. We can talk about depersonalizing and staging your home so that any potential buyer can see themselves living in the house.
As offers begin coming in, we can help you sort through them and offer assistance on deciding which one to accept. In the end, we want you to be satisfied with the entire process and feel like you got the best price for your home and that you sold it to the right buyer.
Contact Us Today
If you’re thinking about selling your home in Bakersfield in the near future, or you’re simply entertaining the idea of selling sometime in the next year or so, contact us today to see how we can help you. Our goal is to build a lasting relationship with every client, and we’d love to talk with you about your selling options.