Our clients always ask our South Pasadena Sellers Agents, “Is putting my property on the market in the Fall a bad idea?” Perhaps in specific parts of the country, the seasons play a major role in real estate sales statistics; however, South Pasadena is not one of those places.
It’s best to think of South Pasadena and Los Angeles, CA as a special small speck in the universe where the “normal” real estate rules don’t really apply. But we still have to follow special guidelines if you’d like to get top dollar for your property.
Curb Appeal Is All About First Impressions
South Pasadena Sellers Agents often say that curb appeal is something that should not be forgotten about at any time of the year. Curb appeal is what attracts potential homebuyers in when they drive by a spot and it’s generally the first picture they’ll see your place online. As a result, getting your curb appeal on point is pivotal to help your property stand out amongst the other houses.
South Pasadena Sellers Agents say it’s always smart to spend a few extra dollars and hire a gardener to drop some chips and mulch and sprinkle a few succulents around the property. These small landscaping choices will pay dividends when we put your property on the MLS.
Another part of curb appeal could include:
- Exterior painting
- Garage doors
- Front doors
- The roof
- The deck and more
If the exterior of your home hasn’t been painted in a while, usually a fresh coat of paint should be applied to all exterior paintable surfaces – we call this putting on some fresh lipstick.
If repainting your front door adds some life then include that with your painting work. Maybe your front door is outdated. It would be wise to replace it with a new one if that’s the case.
Often times, a new door with installation can add a nice new touch to your home that makes home buyers take notice and does not cost that much in relation to the value it brings back to your house.
Properly Prepare Your Home Interior When Selling In The Fall
The interior of your home should be just as bright as the exterior is. After all, you don’t want potential homebuyers to come in your property based on great curb appeal only to be let down with an interior that is lacking in more ways than one.
If you can move out prior to selling your home, that would be ideal. That way we can clear out everything and hire a professional staging company to dress the house as a showpiece. This has been a proven method for bringing top dollar offers to a property.
If relocating before the sale is a “no-go”, some basic interior things to tackle before putting the property on the market include… you guessed it, painting, carpet cleaning or replacement, refinishing wood floors, updating outdated fixtures/door hardware and more as needed.
Preparing your home for sale does not have to involve major expense, as well, if you know what specifically needs to be done and how to do it. Part of how I help you is to do a thorough walkthrough of the property.
We can work on these slight improvements together. The better your property looks on the inside the easier it will be for homebuyers to see themselves as the new homeowners.
If you go against following these tips you’ll have a much more challenging time creating the attention and excitement you’ll need to get top dollar for your property.
Work With An Expert South Pasadena Realtor In Selling Your Home During The Fall
It would be a shame after having gone through all that effort to prepare your house to sell in the fall that you end up leaving money on the table or end up not selling because of something out of your control. To prevent any obstacles from happening, make sure you work with an expert South Pasadena Realtor, who specializes in the South Pasadena area and who knows how to market properties to sell for top dollar.
Additionally, make sure to work with a South Pasadena Real EstateAgent who knows how to market a property correctly, and most importantly – tastefully. Quite simply, snap a few pics with an iPhone and uploading an MLS listing just doesn’t get the job done 9 times out of 10.
You should make sure that your South Pasaden Listing Agent has a specific and provable plan of action you understand which includes spending their own dollars for both hardcopy and online advertising, not just online exposure.
If a South Pasadena Realtor does not have an eye for what’s trending in the market or the latest tools, your property may end up sitting on the market for some time or eventually become an expired listing.
While the fall home selling season may be a bit slower than the Summer or Spring there are still South Pasadena homebuyers searching for the ideal spot to call home. The right preparation of your property both inside and outside will set you up for success.
The closer your house is to move in ready condition the more homebuyers will show up and together you and our professional South Pasadena Sellers Agents will create the energy, urgency, and excitement to make sure you get top dollar on the sale of your property.