List it Hgh Right off the Bat!

Real Estate Agent with KB Home Bre # 01424127

List it High Right off the Bat!

Yeah...the spring selling season is upon us, so seller's "lets play ball." I am recommending that Riverside seller's come out swinging aggressively. Riverside, and the Inland Empire's, low inventory levels have caused major changes in the Riverside real estate landscape. The capricious winds of change are whistling through the city and it has become a seller's market!baseball player, ballpark

Supply versus demand, combined with low interest rates and pent-up demand (Californian's traditionally move every 5 - 7 years) have combined to create a fantastic selling opportunity for Riverside sellers.

I am counseling clients to prepare their homes and list it high right off the bat. However In a frenzied rush to get the most dollars for your home do not overlook the caveat - prepare your home for the market. I am recommending aggressive action. 

Preparation is critical! Riverside sellers must consider their homes from front to back. Start by enhancing your curb appeal - plant color to welcome visitors. Pressure wash or thoroughly clean exteriors add accessories or potted plants to the entry. Paint shutters, doors and fascia. Sparkling clean windows are a must.

Interior - clean grout in kitchens, bathrooms and flooring. A pre-sale home inspection will uncover any hidden issues. Address these prior to listing. Staging of furniture and rooms will enhance the architectural design of the home. Small bedrooms may appear larger, furniture placement will shift focus to feature elements of the home.

Back yards and outdoor entertaining areas increase the perceived value of any home. Staged sitting areas or outdoor dining areas will add value to the buyer particularly as we are entering the spring season.

Riverside Seller's with these recommendations list it high right of the bat and it will result in a homerun!

For the Riverside seller interested in an aggressive marketing plan it is important to work with an experienced Realtor who will create a unique marketing plan for your home.

Call me for a free consultation and a personalized marketing plan for your home.

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Cause We Like Em' New!


Kristal Wilson                                           

cell: 951- 288-7079

Shoot for the moon & if you miss you'll be among the stars



Comments (4)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Excellent advice, Kristal. So good to learn that your market is roaring back. Great advice to sellers for property preparation. Good luck in 2013.
Mar 18, 2013 11:48 AM
Bill Nazur
First Lending Solutions - Riverside, CA

Taking me back to 2004 in the Inland was a bubble then, and IF or AS this continues, I'm fearing it will be a bubble again. UGH. This is painful to watch. 

Mar 20, 2013 01:30 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Mary ~ our market is definitely roaring forward.

Bill ~ I am not sure what this rapid appreciation will bring or how long it will sustain itself but I am advising seller's to take advantage now.

Mar 21, 2013 10:11 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Kristal~ you make perfect sense to me, and I agree that knowing the marketing is vital to buyers and sellers, great blog!

Apr 09, 2013 02:44 AM