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
Read full article here:
I think San Diego real estate is going to be just fine moving forward. I think sellers can afford to be a little cocky.
What does birth tourism in LA have to do with housing market in SD?
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!
“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.
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!