Every seller wants to get as much money as possible for their home, but few know how to accomplish this. As it turns out, there are four steps you can take to prepare your home to sell for top dollar.
1. Do the ordinary updates. These updates include replacing rotten wood, taking care of a leaky roof, getting rid of mold, and remediating other water intrusion issues. It’s also a good idea to put a new coat of paint on the walls. Buyers tend to look over houses very carefully, so it’s important to check out every inch of your home and update what you can without breaking the bank.
2. Consider remodeling or updating your kitchen. If it looks dated, repaint the walls, install a new backsplash, and purchase new, energy-efficient appliances. If you’re going to repaint, consider using low VOC paint, as it has fewer harsh chemicals and is more eco-friendly.
3. Improve your outdoor environment. A great outdoor space can make or break a sale, especially here in the greater Palm Springs area, where we enjoy so many months of incredible weather. Update your landscaping by installing drought-tolerant flowering plants or perhaps an outdoor seating area. For larger projects, you might want to consider creating a covered outdoor entertainment space, or possibly some hardscaping with pavers and a firepit. If your pool needs cleaning or resurfacing, go ahead and do that. Additionally, be sure to take advantage of any views that your property has.
4. Prioritize energy efficiency. More buyers today than ever are looking for energy-efficient installments. To take advantage of this, consider replacing your windows, buying Energy Star appliances, or installing LED canned lighting. These features are not only appealing to prospective buyers, but they can also lower your energy bills while you’re still living in the home.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
About WILL COOK GROUP|Keller Williams Luxury Homes|BRE# 01879277
Ranked in the top 1% of all agents valley wide, Will is an Associate Broker and Team Leader of the WILL COOK GROUP at Keller Williams Luxury Homes
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Will attended graduate school in Boston and worked as a Medical Software Project Director focused on managing client expectations through sophisticated software implementation projects for many years. Will’s experience managing large scale projects in the corporate world has suited his transition to real estate over 15 years ago. Will’s mission has been to use integrity and accountability to exceed his client`s expectations. He has worked in the luxury markets of Boston and Miami Beach and has also owned his own real estate firm in Louisiana.
As expert real estate advisers serving the Palm Springs Area real estate market, Will and his team specialize in finding buyers great deals and they would love to help you find your very own slice of the California Desert!
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"Bill was extremely knowledgeable about the area where I wanted to buy, grasped my taste in homes very quickly, and only showed what he thought I would be interested in. He was extremely patient when I asked to see this home 4 times to make sure it was the right one. Bill negotiated a super deal on my home, and we closed in a very short time of the offer being made. It was an extremely smooth process. He was also very knowledgeable when we also had the home inspection. It was such a great pleasure to work with him. If I ever sell this home, he's the person I would go to. ""