House Selling Tips

Selling your home can be a daunting task. Homes are one of life’s biggest and most important purchases, and they mean a lot. Not only are they usually your most expensive asset, they’re also one of the nearest and dearest to your heart. A home is where we eat, sleep, and live. You want to ensure you get the best price possible – but how? James Jam’s house selling tips can help.


Find a good agent.

Having a good real estate agent is one of the most important factors in selling your home. A good agent is not just there for marketing – though this is important. Experienced real estate agents will be able to advise you throughout the selling process, including navigating the complex selling process, and helping you with any bumps in the road. They can connect your home with other agents and buyers, so you can get offers. They can also advise you on how to price and market your home to get you top dollar. While real estate agents cannot give legal advice, they should be knowledgeable about market conditions and real estate practices. Selling your home is a big deal – you want an expert you can rely on. Make sure your agent is someone you like and can trust, and will be there when you need them.


Stage your home.

Make sure your home is in top shape for sale. It’s a lot easier for buyers to see the features of your home when it’s staged properly. Keep the interior and exterior clean, and update features if necessary. A fresh coat of paint or a new carpet can go a long way. Try to minimize clutter, and provide a foundation for buyers to imagine their life in the home. For more house staging tips, click here!


Use good photos.

An important part of marketing your home is having good visuals. Generally, a real estate agent will recommend using a professional photographer. This ensures high-quality, high-resolution photos that show off the best qualities of your home. If your home has a unique feature like a killer view, use photos to highlight this. Many homes also benefit from aerial photography and virtual tours. Photos by themselves will not sell your home, but they get buyers interested.


Market far and wide.

You want your home to be exposed to as many buyers as possible, and this is best achieved through marketing. While a sign in front of your house will let anyone passing by know that your house is on the market, online and mail marketing can reach a much broader audience. A good real estate agent will not only put your home in the Multiple Listing Service, but other real estate websites, as well as sending out mailings featuring your property. For luxury properties, they may even use international marketing. This way, other agents and potential buyers will see it. This is where those photos really come into play, as buyers will be enticed by what they see online, and want to see it in person.


Do open houses.

Have your agent hold open houses on the weekends to allow for buyers to come by. Open houses allow you to get a huge amount of traffic, while only having to leave for a few hours. This is especially important the first week or two your home is on the market, so that buyers can see it right away. Your agent may also suggest a broker open during the week to allow agents to preview the home before bringing their buyers.


Be available.

As much as you can, have your home available for showings. Buyers nearly always want to see a home in person before they make an offer. The only way they can do this is if you have times available for them to see it. While other parts of your life obviously take priority, try to accommodate showings as best you can. Ask your realtor to screen showings to minimize buyers who are not serious from wasting your time. If the home is vacant, this is much less of an issue, as you don’t have to prepare to leave every time there’s a showing.



About James Jam:

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in the North County Coastal area, contact James Jam, real estate specialist. James is the #1 Individual Agent in San Diego County with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, and can be reached by email at or by phone at (858)-210-0509.