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5 Tips For Pricing Your Orange County Home to Sell

Orange County Real Estate Specialists – Call Now! 949-355-9558

 orange county ca realtor, orange county ca listing agent, selling your orange county ca home, When selling your Orange County CA home, determining how much you want to ask for it is a task that can seem incredibly simple and terrifyingly complicated at the same time. After all, it’s just choosing a number, but an incredibly important number. When we’re talking about selling something as valuable as your home, even minor differences can mean quite a bit when it comes to your bank account.

Here are five tips to help you sell your home and for the right price:

1). Examine the Orange County CA Real Estate Market

The homes you’re looking at are your competition, and if you don’t look good in comparison to them there’s no saying how long your home will be for sale. Ideally you want to find homes that are similar to yours in as many ways as possible so you have a good idea of where you should be. One good value to look at is price per square foot, since it helps you compare different sized houses more accurately.

Get as specific as you can. Home values can fluctuate block by block. In order to price your home competitively so that it stands out in the marketplace, we research the recent inventory of homes that are similar to your home that have actually sold, rather than focus on current listing prices or the ‘wishful thinking’ of other sellers.

2). Figure out What You Want

Are you in a hurry to sell your home or can you wait if it means you’ll get more money? Generally speaking, the lower you set the price the quicker your home will move. Your price should be something you can realistically count on selling but you also don’t want to end up with regrets about the money you get. Selling your Orange County CA home is a big deal. Take the time now to figure out what you want from the deal so you can avoid potential ‘regrets’ down the road.

3). Plan Ahead for Bargaining

You can expect buyers to try and get you to lower your prices so take this into account when setting your initial value. Think about going a little higher so that you can comfortably make a compromise later on. It’s a balancing act because you don’t want to scare off potential buyers with a high price, yet you also don’t want to miss out on potential profits. A good rule of thumb to go by is to ask  for a couple of percentage points above what you expect a potential buyer to accept.

4). Hire an Experienced Orange County CA Realtor®

An experienced Orange County CA Realtor® will have the necessary knowledge to help determine your home’s value. You really can’t beat the value of years spent selling Orange County CA homes when it comes to setting the best price. If you have an experienced real estate professional on your team doing the research, you can feel safe knowing you’ll be prepared to pick the right price.

When you hire us as your Orange County CA listing agent, one of the first things we will do is provide an in-depth, comparative market analysis on your home, also known as a CMA.

5). Take on the Perspective of a Business Person

When it comes to setting the right price one of the most important things you can do is take on the perspective of a business person. Your house probably has a lot of sentimental value to you, but that sort of thing generally doesn’t lead to a higher market value. Similarly your personal touches might not help your home’s value with people who have tastes different than yours.

It’s always good to invest in your house, but not every dollar you spend on your home will necessarily add a dollar’s worth of value when it comes time to sell. Realism is the key to setting a price that will actually result in a sale. If you have trouble looking at your home like this try and seek out third party opinions.

If you take these five steps into consideration, you will be well on your way toward finding the perfect price. Remember, if you have any doubts about your own pricing skills, give us a call. There’s no advantage quite like having an experienced Orange County real estate agent on your side. The more help you get and research you do, the better prepared you will be for setting a price that you and potential buyers will be happy with.

Orange County Real Estate Specialists – Call Now! 949-355-9558

If you are thinking about selling your Orange County CA property, we have years of experience and extensive training in cutting-edge, online marketing technologies for today’s competitive market. If you are behind on your mortgage and don’t know what to do, we are experts in Orange County CA short sales.

As an investor, we have several services available in the preparation for the sale of REO’S and Short Sale properties. This includes a variety of professional sub-contractors who can do whatever is needed to prepare the property for sale. Once the property is ready, we can also help you with your specific marketing needs.

We provide Orange County CA real estate services within the following cities and communities, but not limited to:

  • Laguna Beach  – Emerald Bay , Irvine Cove , Crystal Cove,The Village, Crescent Bay and 3 Arch Bay
  • Newport Coast –   Pelican Hill
  • Corona Del Mar – The Village , Spyglass and Cameo Shores
  • Newport Beach – Newport Heights, Lido Island,  Balboa Island, East Bluff, One Ford Road, Port Streets and Big Canyon
  • Costa Mesa  – Eastside Costa Mesa
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine – Turtle Ridge, Shady Canyon, Turtle Rock and Woodbridge

Give us a call today at 949.355.9558 or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best serve your Orange County real estate needs.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Edward Jacuinde
Real Estate Consultant
BRE License # 01771487
Mobile: 949.355.9568
Fax: 866.325.9110
2010 Main St Suite 1250
Irvine CA 92614

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