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Victoria Walker, CNE

408 2nd Street 
Davis, California 95616

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Selling Your Davis Home

 Homes are selling well, and Davis is a highly desirable market with limited growth, which should bode well for future Real Estate price appreciation. The sale of your Davis Home will probably happen faster than it did a few years ago.

The road to selling your home can, at times, be bumpy. There are lots of details to address in getting ready to show your home to prospective buyers. You might think that some of these factors are tedious and frustrating, but taking time to fully understand your homes' strengths and weaknesses before you list it will make the entire sales process much easier.

First, identify the things about your home that make it special. Location is always a prime feature. Maybe you are close to UCD and Downtown Davis. Or perhaps your home is in South Davis, Mace Ranch, Willowbank or El Macero, which provides easy freeway access for the commute to Sacramento. This is a feature many buyers find attractive. Are you an easy walk to a school or park? Distance from a school is often a deciding factor with some buyers that have children.

Next, identify your homes unique features. Something like a large lot, swimming pool, game room or bonus room. I will make sure that these features are prominent in the advertising, internet listings and virtual tour your home.

When preparing your home for sale, most buyers prefer a home that is move-in-ready. At these appreciated prices, buyers might be discouraged if they know they have to do a lot of work to a home before they can move into it. Here is a list of some improvements you should consider:

  • Professional Carpet Cleaning
  • Replace Broken Kitchen and Bathroom Tiles
  • Touch-up Painting, or re-paint if necessary
  • Replace worn-out vinyl floors
  • Tree Trimming or Landscaping
  • If your house has a deck or porch, make sure it is in good repair

Appliances – Buyers don’t want to have to replace old or outdated appliances. If possible, replace them before showing your home.

Get your information together – Gather up your utility bills, appliance warranties, etc. Buyers are always curious about how much their utility bill would be if they were to buy the house. These documents may aid in negotiating a price with potential buyers.

The two most critical factors to have in place prior to showing your home to potential buyers are:

Curb Appeal – Make sure the front yard is well kept and the entry to your home is fresh, clean and neat. The first impression that your home makes when someone drives up is critical.

No Clutter – Get rid of much of the “stuff" that one normally finds in a home. The more stuff you can remove, the more space your home will appear to have. A spacious, neat and tidy home will be attractive to any buyer.

 The advise in this article is meant to give your home an advantage over the others on the market. Every little bit helps.  Working together we can get the highest price for your home in the least amount of time.

Victoria Walker 530-219-7653 CA DRE#01033786
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