Drop the hammer, drop the paintbrush! Before you start changing your house and preparing it for sale; you're going to want to read this. Trust me. You'll thank me later.
Ok, story time.
I recently talked to this seller who had her house in the market for two weeks, with another agent. The agent overpriced her house, he literally said, “We'll just stick a sign in the yard and put it on the MLS. It'll sell itself. It's a hot market. This is a great neighborhood. Let's just do that.” And she trusted him.
Well, guess what? Even in a hot seller's market, it didn't work out. She had painted her walls a dark color. She had boxes everywhere. They were hiding these beautifully redone hardwood floors.
So, lesson learned you can't just throw a house on the market. Had she called me? I would've told her. Before you paint your walls taupe, you need to paint them white. There's a method to our madness here in real estate. Realtors who work a lot in this market know what sells and here in Los Angeles, it's tried and true. We paint the walls, white. We have it professionally staged. We change out just a few light fixtures.
I highly recommend that you talk to your realtor, hire someone who knows what they're doing. Spend a little bit of money and get a huge return on investment. Hire someone qualified by interviewing realtors, asking the right questions, and then pick up the paint brush and the hammer.
If you agree or disagree, I'd love to have a conversation. If you have any questions or concerns, let’s talk
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