A little elbow grease goes a long way when selling Santa Clarita real estate, especially if you are trying to cut back on expenses. Many people stage their homes to sell, a sometimes costly venture in a time when profits from home sales are at low levels. There are many things that a home owner can do himself to save money and reel in a buyer.
Research shows that today’s Santa Clarita home buyer is more interested in buying a home that is in move-in condition, as opposed to a home that needs some major work and updating to be acceptable. This fact makes a home’s appearance a key factor in attracting buyers. Aside from the standard cleaning, organizing, and de-cluttering there are many steps that can be taken to improve a home’s appearance. From refinishing hardwood floors and adding a fresh coat of paint, to replacing carpet and light fixtures, small inexpensive changes can be completed to make your home stand apart from your neighbor’s home.
If you are asking yourself if there are a lot of buyers that are wanting to purchase Real Estate in the Santa Clarita Valley – I would say that is a very big, “YES”.
With the available listings being sold and the new listings lacking in the SCV – it might be a GREAT time to consider selling and moving on.
The important thing to remember when selling your home is that you will never have a second chance to make a first impression. A good first impression is instrumental in grabbing a potential home buyer’s attention. A clean, well-presented home stands a much better chance of selling than a cluttered messy home.
Click here for some great do-it-yourself tips for preparing your home for sale from Realtor Magazine.