Happy New Year! Can you believe 2020 is already here? It seems the holidays just flew by and here we are ready for a fresh start in a new year. Many of you may have “sell your North County home” on your to-do list this year. Selling your home can be both an exciting and stressful time, so being prepared is key. Here are some questions you should ask yourself as you get ready to list your home for sale in 2020.
When is the right time to sell?
We’re only two days into the new year, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the best time to sell your home this year. If you are moving because of a job relocation, then you may have very little flexibility in determining when you put your home on the market. But those that have wiggle room should consider their options. Are you ready to find a serious buyer and move quickly? Then perhaps you should consider putting your home on the market now. Though winter is typically a slower season in real estate, those that are looking to buy are usually very serious. Is your home great for a family with kids? Then putting it on the market in spring or summer could be your best bet, as that’s when families with school-age children tend to be in the market. Do you feel like you need time to get your ducks in a row before listing? Then putting your home on the market next fall could be a great option. Determining the best time to sell means considering both your needs and the needs of the market.
What makes my North County home unique?
North County San Diego is a great place to live, and there are a seemingly limitless number of homes to choose from. What makes yours stand out? Why will buyers want to choose your home over another? Does it have an open concept or an outdoor living space that is great for entertaining? Do you have a guesthouse that is perfect for guests or an aging parent? Maybe you live in one of the best school districts in the county or you’re within walking distance of excellent amenities? Take some time to determine what makes your home unique, and use that information to help tailor your marketing strategy.
What do I need to do to make sure my home is ready?
There are many things that need to be done to make sure your home is ready to put on the market. These include:
- Cleaning, de-cluttering and de-personalizing your home.
- Sprucing up your curb appeal.
- Making necessary repairs and/or upgrades.
- Staging to sell.
- Taking high-quality photographs.
- Determining the best listing price.
Who should I work with?
When it’s time to sell your North County home, you want to work with an expert. The Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team has sold one home every 3.3 days since 1997, and we’d love to help you sell yours. Contact us today at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We’re always available to answer all your real estate questions and help you step-by-step through the selling process!