4 Things You Must Do When Selling Your Chula Vista House

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If you are trying to sell a piece of Chula Vista real estate, you probably want to sell it as quickly as possible. At the same time, you want to make as much money as you can. The problem is that selling a home to the first interested buyer can reduce your potential for profit, while waiting too long for the right buyer can be even more costly, especially if you have a mortgage payment.

There are four things that any home seller should do in order to avoid this conundrum.

  1. Be Realistic: It’s easy to get ahead of oneself when selling a home, but in the current marketplace, it isn’t wise to be overzealous. This isn’t a yard sale where you can negotiate with every potential buyer and meet in the middle, though. It may be best to set a reasonable selling price and accept an offer around your minimum rather than waiting for a better deal.
  2. Decide on a Minimum Price You’re Willing to Accept: You should definitely have a minimum acceptance price in mind before listing your home. This number will be below your list price, but high enough to meet your financial goals. You will need to discuss a market analysis with at least one real estate agent, if not several. Recent foreclosures and short sales in your neighborhood will affect the price, among other factors, so do your homework and don’t pick a minimum price above what people are paying for comparable homes in your area.
  3. Create a Memorable Yard: It’s all about the curb appeal, regardless of whether people are driving by or looking at photos online. A home with a well-manicured yard, colorful flowers and lush green foliage photographed with a high-quality camera is much more likely to spark an interest than a house with a drab front yard.
  4. Talk to the Neighbors: This one is simple! People probably like living in your neighborhood if they have decided to buy a home there, and perhaps they know someone who would also like to enjoy everything the area has to offer. So, before you listing your property, see if anyone around the neighborhood knows someone who might be interested in Chula Vista real estate. It could potentially be a much quicker and more profitable sale.

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