Caskey and Caskey

Manhattan Beach Realtor


If after months of thinking and talking it over with people you trust, you’ve decided to sell your home, you’ve just started a journey that can take weeks, or even months. If you have to move suddenly, or are dealing with a crisis in the family, a long home-selling process is awkward, inconvenient, and can even be counter-productive. Neither you nor your family wants the sale of the house to take an extraordinarily long amount of time, so make sure that you do what you can to attract the right buyers for the right home.


Wiping down the countertops is not enough – carpets must be thoroughly vacuumed, and then shampooed, allowed to dry, and vacuumed again. Hardwood should be swept with a dust mop, and buffed until shiny. Clean out your garage, and take your things to self-storage. Don’t let your dishes stay in the sink, and make sure you’ve got fresh air circulating through your home. Advanced housekeeping seems like a given, but staying on top of your housekeeping is extremely important when your home is on the market because, though prospective buyers are well-aware of their ability to clean their prospective home, making sure that you do everything to make the home look appealing is the best way to get a home sold as quickly as possible.


Only a small portion of the population goes house-hunting for a home with a full-fledged, modern spa built into the bathroom, and quarters for the waitstaff. While luxury homes are desirable, they are not highly sought-after due to the cost and maintenance, but making a few upgrades to a house can make a difference in the quickness and ease of find a buyer. A fully-upgraded and modern kitchen will always fetch a heftier price than a kitchen that looks like a barely-working relic of the 1950s. Along with upgrades, don’t forget to make repairs, and avoid putting them off. Chipped windows, mirrors, and other large household glass with imperfections must be replaced. Hardwood floors, too, may need to be replaced.


Don’t underestimate the power of a well-kept exterior. Don’t forget that an attractive outside entices people to come in. In fact, if you possibly can, after ensuring that the kitchen is modern and attractive, it would be wise to make sure that the lawn is mowed, bright flowers have been planted and are being watered regularly. If your home’s exterior needs a new coat of paint, take care of it, and don’t forget the window sills, too! Enhancing the exterior of your home, or curb appeal, is the best way to make a great first impression to potential buyers.


While no realtor, no matter how suave and talented, can ever make any guarantees about how quickly a home will sell, they are your best chance for ensuring that your home is sold as quickly as possible. You, too, can go out on your own to promote the sale of your home, and get as much attention as you can, but never feel like this is something that you have to do alone. A wonderful agent can be just around the corner from you, and take much of your worry away.