Selling a Home in Mission Viejo – 3 Tips Every OC Homeowner Should Know

Posted on March 30, 2012. Filed under: First Time Buyer help | Tags: , , , |

ImageHi everyone!

We’re seeing a little ‘spring’ in Mission Viejo residents’ steps when it comes to selling a home!  This is great news for the Orange County real estate market, and we thought it would be a good time to give homeowners a few tips on how to sell a home with ease.

Selling a Home – Tips For Survival

  1. Market on the Internet.  According to NAR, 89% of homebuyers start online with a home search.  Your home MUST be on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Redfin and other national homesearch websites.  In addition, your property should have its ‘own’ .com, at least 10 GOOD photos, and a virtual tour.  Remember, the internet never sleeps, and it’s your best referral partner if you let it be 🙂
  2. Make your home easy to show.  Do NOT, I repeat.. DO NOT, make it difficult to show your property.  24 and 48 hour advance appointments significantly decrease the amount of buyers who will walk through your property, and that will affect your bottom line!  Yes, its a pain to have people walking through your home, but keep your eye on the end goal.  You want to sell for the highest return, right?  A ‘call first – go direct’ status in the Multiple Listing Service will allow you to get the ‘heads up’ you’re getting a visitor soon, but also allow agents and buyers to quickly and easily access your property. 
  3. Don’t be discouraged by under-asking offers.  Its a buyer’s market right now.  Buyers want a good deal.  If your property is priced higher than the last property that sold in your neighborhood, expect an offer to come in at the price of the most recent sale, or even below.  This isn’t a reason to get offended, its an opportunity to bring a deal together!!  If you did your homework and selected a good Realtor who knows the neighborhood and how to negotiate, you’re on your way to opening escrow.  Losing your patience or being closed minded will only cost you in the end.  Work WITH your agent and your buyer to get the property under contract, and life will be so much less stressful 😉 

If you remember these tips when you go to sell your home in Mission Viejo or anywhere here in OC, you’ll have a much better experience.  The Weeks Team is well versed in Short Sales and Equity sales, call 877-230-3211 today to set an appointment for your market analysis.  (And NO, Zillow doesn’t have all the right answers.  Don’t gamble with the biggest investment you have!  Its a great reference site but nothing compared to a professional Realtor who has served the city of Mission Viejo for years)

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