Putting your house on the market can be exciting! To make this experience as smooth as possible, here are a few tips to help ease your mind and get the most out of this experience.

Choosing the right real estate agent

The first and most crucial step when listing your San Diego home is finding a great real estate agent to help navigate this process. From marketing your home most effectively to making sure escrow closes smoothly, you’ll want need someone with knowledge of the market and trends. Finding the right agent early in the process will help set you up for success.

Sensible price

Your agent will prepare a comparable analysis report for your home. Comps, or comparable sales, compare similar homes sold in your neighborhood over the last three months. It’s important to compare apples to apples! This is done through comparing square footage, age, and condition of the home among other items. In addition to those sold properties, active and pending listings can be used to help price your San Diego home accordingly.

Update your home

Appeal to people’s emotions with a great first impression. You can accomplish this with a few easy updates. Put fresh paint on the walls, replace carpets, hire a landscaper, and update the appliances if possible.

Social media

Over 2 billion people use Facebook, making it one of the most powerful platforms for marketing your listing. By “sharing” your listing, you have the potential to show your San Diego home to hundreds or thousands of people. If somebody else shares your post, all the better! When you work with the Nelson Riddle Team, rest assured that we will use every avenue to market your home.

Depersonalize your home

Moderate the personal touches in your San Diego home. While expressing your taste is important to you, many buyers may not be able to see past your personal style. Try to remove as many personal items as possible so that buyers can see themselves moving in. The added bonus? You’ll have some of your belongings already packed when it comes time to move.

Make your home more appealing

You want to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Stick with neutral tones for décor and walls. Additionally, fix any little things that need fixing. If you are feeling overwhelmed, set a schedule and do one room at a time. Moreover, clean your San Diego home and keep that way!

Stage your home

If the home is empty and you have already moved out, stage the house with furniture and decor to give a buyer a better idea of the size and sense of how the space can be used. If you need a referral, just ask us!

The Nelson Riddle Team

We’re here to help you get your home sold and keep your peace of mind. If you have any questions, reach out to us at 619-878-5244 or use our contact form here. We hope to talk to you soon!

-Nelson Riddle Team