The real estate experts of California Coastal Home understand the many factors that affect a home’s appeal to buyers. If your property fails to impress buyers, your home will linger on the market. In most instances, the longer a home is listed for the sale, the lower the purchase price will be. In order to entice a buyer into paying your preferred purchase price, you must understand how to prepare your Monterey home for sale.

Curb Appeal

Focus on curb appeal. You may have heard of curb appeal in the past, but may not quite know what’s included in the curb appeal checklist.

  • Landscaping should be low-maintenance, mowed, trimmed, and edged.

  • Consider adding a splash of color with planted flowers.

  • Your home should be recently painted or, at least, power-washed.

  • The windows and window screens should be clean and in good condition.

  • Remove any personal items from the yard, such as children’s toys.

Interior Appeal

It can be difficult for buyers to envision living in a home if it’s cluttered with a seller’s personal belongings or looks as if it’s in need of major repairs or remodeling. Remember these tips when staging the inside of your home for viewings:

  • Clean your home as you would for out-of-town guests. If necessary, hire a professional cleaning service for that extra sparkle.

  • Store as many of your personal items as you can, while still being able to live comfortably in your home. The key is to declutter every room in your home. Less is more in this case.

  • Paint the interior of your home and replace flooring if needed. However, be careful with the type of color scheme you choose as many buyers are not partial to vibrant colors.

  • Be certain all the faucets and toilets are in good working order.

  • Arrange for your pets to be elsewhere during viewings, such as a pet daycare facility or take your pets for a walk before potential buyers arrive.

Contact California Coastal Home Real Esate to Sell Your Monterey Home Today

If you are thinking of selling your Monterey home, trust the expertise of the California Coastal Home real estate team to get you the selling price your home deserves!