WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU SELL
Whether it's this year, next year, or in five years, the day may come when you consider selling your cherished San Francisco home. Perhaps the desire to be closer to your grandchildren tugs at your heart, or maybe the idea of a modern, low-maintenance condo with an array of amenities becomes increasingly appealing to you? Whatever the reason, when that day comes, you want to be prepared.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and expert guidance. In our seminar, we'll cover essential steps to ensure the successful sale of your San Francisco home. Here's a sneak peek:
LEVERAGE PROPOSITION 19
Longtime San Francisco residents can take advantage of Proposition 19 for significant tax benefits when selling. By harnessing this proposition, the financial aspect of your transition can be more rewarding.
BECOME A REAL SELLER
Selling your home can be an emotional process, so prepare yourself before listing your home. Begin viewing your home not as a home but as an investment and a business transaction. In a market where every square foot is prime real estate, it's essential to approach this with a business mindset. Recommendations and suggestions are geared toward maximizing your sale, not critiquing the space where memories were made.
It's about setting the stage for potential buyers to visualize creating their memories. By clearing out personal items, especially in historic homes, buyers can more easily imagine their future in the space without being anchored to its past.
KNOW THAT FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE THE ONLY IMPRESSIONS
Learn how to make a lasting impression by presenting your home at its best. We'll explore tips for creating a bright, clean, and inviting environment that will captivate buyers.
ALWAYS BE READY TO SHOW
Selling requires flexibility as potential buyers may want to view your home at any time. Stay prepared by keeping your home in prime showing condition whenever possible.
DON’T OVER UPGRADE
While bespoke additions like a custom pizza oven may sound enticing, it's crucial to prioritize upgrades that resonate with broader audiences. Consider investing in universally appreciated areas like kitchens and bathrooms, ensuring they align with the general aesthetic of San Francisco homes.
REMEMBER THAT KITCHENS SELL
In San Francisco, transforming your kitchen can greatly enhance your home's value, particularly in classic Edwardian or Victorian homes known for their compact layouts. By adopting contemporary, spacious designs and incorporating upgrades like stainless steel appliances and stone countertops (granite, quartz, etc.), you can captivate buyers and command a premium price. In fact, such improvements often boost the selling price by up to 1.5 times the investment.
DECLUTTER & EMPTY CLOSETS
By decluttering closets and cabinets, you not only create a sense of order but also display the ample storage opportunities your home offers. Showcase how much space is in your closets and cabinets by clearing out old clothes, toys, and pots and pans.
LIGHT IT UP
A well-lit home feels welcoming and spacious. Turn those lights on, bust open the blinds and drapes and, if you’re up for it, paint the walls white (or a light neutral color) to make your home as light and bright as possible, and ensure each space is inviting!
PRICE IT RIGHT
Discover pricing strategies tailored to our local San Francisco market. No matter how well your home is advertised, it it’s not priced right, it won’t sell. Pricing depends on the type of market and analyzing recent sales data in your neighborhood. We usually try to price at or close to the market value. Another popular strategy is to list your home just under its market value to create a sense of urgency--and possibly a bidding war! Discuss pricing with me to decide the best approach for your home.
Join our monthly seminar aimed to help you with current information and lots of friendly advice. Delicious pastries from Ambrosia Bakery will be served!