You’ve began thinking about selling your house in San Diego and you have waited until the spring or early summer before listing. The yard will look its best and potential buyers will be out in force. Conventional wisdom says the second quarter tends to rank as best time to sell your home. But that is usually the time of the largest home inventory. your competition.
But not this year. In March 2017, San Diego Real Estate Inventory decreased 28.7 percent for Detached homes and 33.4 percent for Attached homes compared to last year.
Homes are selling faster. Days on Market decreased 14.0 percent for Detached homes and 13.5 percent for Attached homes.
Several key mortgage rates declined today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both trended down. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, the most popular type of variable rate mortgage, also dropped.
If you want to sell your home, here are seven tips to sell your home.
1. Pay attention to curb appeal
Adding colorful flowers, trimming trees and bushes, Fresh mulch, or grass. Landscaping is a small cost, yet is one of the most important things to do to help sell a house. The good thing is it generally just requires some sweat equity and an afternoon to turn a boring front lawn into a beautiful work of art.
2. New mailbox
The mailbox is often overlooked as a trivial part of the home- but having a brand new mailbox is another simple and inexpensive way to show potential buyers that the house is fresh and updated.
3. Pare down possessions
Pack up your winter clothes, so your closets look bigger. Many buyers always look at closets and visualize their clothes or shoes in them. Clear fridge of all magnets as well.
4. A new mat at the front door
It’s cheap and it shows the home is fresh. Check out discount stores like Marshalls or Ross for nice, inexpensive mats.
5. Clean the kitchen
Prospective buyers spend a lot of time in the kitchen at open houses and showings – and you can bet they are going to open up the oven to see how large it is. Make sure it’s fresh and clean for them.
6. Clean the carpet
You may try to steam clean them yourself using a Rug Doctor or you can bite the bullet and have a professional take care of it.
7. Double check your agent’s online marketing
Once you have cleaned, de-cluttered, worked on curb appeal of your home, the next key to sell your home is Web Appeal, your agent’s online marketing.