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How To Get Your La Jolla Home Ready To Sell In Spring

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Preparing your home for sale this spring season may take a bit of work, but it’s worth it. Even though the real estate market in La Jolla is a bit stronger than other areas, you still want to get top dollar for your dwelling. So, pull out your gloves and get ready to spruce up.

Spring Cleaning
Get a jump start on your spring cleaning this winter. In fact, you’ll want to tidy up both inside and outside. Hire a pro to help deep clean windows, doors, light fixtures and floors. Eliminate any odors or pet stains. On the outside, pressure wash your driveway, sidewalks, and porches.

Curb Appeal
Everyone wants a welcoming home, and there is nothing better than a well-manicured lawn. Replace any dead shrubs and add fresh mulch. If you don’t have color, add a few annuals to add brightness. Make certain that you have a clear path to the doorway and that your front door is flanked with seasonal flowers or plantings. Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that for every dollar you spend on landscaping up to 5 percent of your home’s value, you’ll earn 150 percent according to Quicken Loans.

Depersonalize and Remove Clutter from Your Home
While it may not seem like a big deal, clutter can deter potential home buyers. Tidy up and recycle paper, books and any excess clothing that takes up room. Depersonalize your space by temporarily removing photos and portraits.

Hire a Home Inspector
Call in the pros and see what they find. Get a list and start repairing anything that could cost you an offer. A home inspector will find major problem areas that will need to be addressed sooner rather than later. By getting a jump on major repairs, you’ll also have time to find the right carpenter, plumber or electrician.

Paint and Stage
While you may not have to paint every room in your home, make sure to paint any odd colors that don’t flow well or coordinate with the rest of the house. While painting may be simple, a lot of potential home buyers look for a relatively turnkey house. Also, stage your rooms to look as though everything is new and fresh.

If you start during the late winter months, you’ll have a head start on your competition. Hopefully, you’ll be moving on to your next big adventure before summer.

For more on this subject read our recent blog, “What The Average Home Buying Journey Looks Like

Thinking of buying or selling a home in the La Jolla area? As consistent top producers in real estate, Linda Daniels and The Daniels Group are your La Jolla housing specialists. Our team of local experts will ensure that you have a successful real estate transaction. Call us today at (858) 361-5561 or email us anytime by clicking here.