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Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Jim's Take on the Market, Staging, Tips, Advice & Links | 5 comments | Print Print

Getting Your House Ready to Sell

Great tips on improving your house to sell:

1. Boost curb appeal. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Make sure your home is ready to lure in onlookers with these tips:

  • Power wash siding and walkways
  • Hang easy-to-read house numbers
  • Plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery
  • Mow lawn, and reseed or add fresh sod as needed
  • Wash front windows
  • Repaint or stain the porch floor as needed

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  1. What does birth tourism in LA have to do with housing market in SD?

  2. That article missed Jim The Realtor’s numero uno item on the list: Paint and/or replace front door and install new hardware if needed.

    See? I was paying attention Teach. See you on Jan 21!

  3. Rob Ford:

    “What does birth tourism in LA have to do with housing market in SD?”

    A Chinese national traveling from the far east to create a precious soul in this country with the intention of reaping the gains from our current citizenship laws is a leading indicator of future intent, Rob. It implies that the baby’s parents might prefer to reside here permanently.

    Los Angeles is a part of Southern California. Amongst cities in Southern California, San Diego is a big favorite of Chinese nationals. They love Irvine too, btw.
    Many Chinese nationals are of the high skilled variety, rather than third-world low skilled variety we are accustomed to. Because of this, once a Chinese national gets a foothold here, the chances of he/she purchasing a home–a nice home–is far higher than the norm of first generation immigrants.

    They catch on quickly, Rob.

    It’s my bad, tho. I’ve been keeping up with it enough that I speak in shorthand referencing it, when I should be more specific.

    I’ll say this, though: immigration policy for those souls coming from south of the border has been a BOOM time for landlords in Southern California these days. We can’t believe how much rent we’re able to charge right now. I’m loving it, tho I doubt it’s good for the country. The far east immigrant boom is great for So Cal, and particularly San Diego folks with houses over $1 million. Probably not great for the country, but it’s not our job. We just collect rents.

    This is all my opinion, and I could be terribly wrong. I ain’t nothin’ fancy.

  4. If it is winter, I would provide pictures of what the outside of the home looks like during spring or summer so that people looking at the home can get a better idea of the outside condition. Sometimes it is hard to envision this in winter if there is snow and ice. Great tips, thanks for sharing!

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