If you are trying to sell your vacant Lake Nacimiento home, allow me to fill you in with some tips that should help! Whether it’s vacant because you bought and moved into a new home already, or because this is a vacation home or second home that you’re trying to sell, there are some steps that you could take to make the home more appealing to buyers, and to keep the home more safe and secure.
As your Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, here are some tips that I’d recommend:
1. Keep up with maintenance and repairs. If your home is being shown to interested buyers, it’s important to keep it clean and properly functioning. If you still live nearby, you can stop by every so often to dust and vacuum, and to check for any necessary repairs, such as a burnt out light bulb or a running toilet. If you don’t live nearby, hire someone to do this.
2. Make the home look lived in. A house that looks lived in can help potential buyers imagine living there, and it can keep the home more secure. Make sure your mail is being forwarded to your new or current address, and have outdoor lights turn on with a timer, or have motion-activated lighting set up. If you have extra furniture that you can stage the home with, it’ll help buyers imagine living there.
3. Keep the heat on this winter. Be sure to leave the heat on over the winter, even if you keep it low, to prevent pipes from freezing or bursting. If a buyer will be looking at the home, be sure that you or your agent heads over early to turn the heat up more, so it’s cozy for the buyers. In the summer, it’s wise to keep the air running as well, so the home doesn’t feel stuffy or smell musty.
4. Amp up the curb appeal. While it might not be possible to fully furnish the interior, you can still amp up the exterior, which is what buyers will see when driving by or pulling up for a showing. Keep the gardens and grass looking pristine, repaint or replace the front door, mailbox, siding, address numbers or anything else that looks outdated, and frame the front entry with pumpkins or pots of flowers.
By working with me as a Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I can help you with these tasks! We can together ensure that your home is in top home-selling condition, whether you currently live there or not.
When ready to sell this fall or winter season, contact me! Seasons and holidays come and go, but the Central Coast real estate market never stops. I am here and ready to help you buy, sell or both whenever you are ready to begin the process. I’m only a phone call away, give me a call and let’s get started!
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