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Tips on Selling a House in the Conejo Valley to attract home buyers

By Bruce Swedal

The housing market is in a slump. That means that if you are thinking about selling your home, you are going to have to do more than simply contact a realtor and stick a sign in your front yard. Five years ago, this might have been enough, but now you are going to have to put more effort into selling your home and doing so at a price that suits you. Theses days if you want to sell your house for a reasonable amount of money, you are going to have to put some time and effort into making some upgrades to your house.

Understanding Today’s Home Buyer

Today, the housing industry is a buyer’s market. For the first time in years, people who are looking for a house can basically find whatever they want and they don’t need to spend a great deal of money to do so. Today’s home buyer is not going to be happy purchasing a house that is going to need a lot repairs. They are looking for a house that they can move right into.

Do you live in a very quiet neighborhood which attracts retirees? If so, you should advertise that your home has a single level without any stairs. If the neighborhood tends to attract much younger couples, however, this advertisement would not work. Consider your potential market before actually attempting to sell.

Choosing Your Projects

The good news is that there are several things that you can do to increase the chances of your house selling. The best way to know what type of repairs that your home needs in order to attract a serious buyer is to have a few realtors walk through your home and offer their opinions. Realtors are dealing with prospective home buyers all the time. They know exactly what types of things the average buyer is looking for. Remember that the size of their commission is determined by the amount of money your house sells for; they want you to sell the house for as much as possible.

After you have made a list of things that could be done to increase the chances of your house selling, you should sit down and decide how much money you can afford to spend on the repairs. You want you house to sell and you want to make as much money as possible, but you don’t want to go into debt doing so. Once you know how much you can afford to spend you will be able to determine what improvement projects you should complete.

Finish What You Start

When you are trying to sell your house, it is really important that you finish any improvement project that you start. No prospective buyer is going to want a house that is riddled with half completed projects.

The current real estate market represents a great time to buy real estate. It is a buyer’s market but to take advantage and realize the benefits of that buyers market a person actually has to purchase real estate. If you have ever thought about purchasing real estate for either investment or your own residence now is the time. The first thing you need to do is find a knowledgeable Realtor and explain your goals. Realtors are tuned into the market and can help you obtain financing if needed, find the right home and ensure you get a good deal on it. Happy hunting!

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