4 Seller Tips For Standing Out Among The Competition Of Irvine CA Houses For Sale

Written by Posted On Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:39

Irvine CA houses for sale are a hot commodity. Irvine has great schools, the lowest crime rate of any large city in America plus beautifully planned infrastructure. If you're an Irvine seller you want and expect to get top dollar for your home.

Here are some tips on how Irvine sellers can stand out from the competition of other homes for sale and secure that perfect offer on your home. We're not talking about selling quickly, these tips are focused on how to entice buyers in the Irvine market to choose your home over the competition and get that top dollar offer your home deserves.


1. Stage your home

Consider this, there are several communities in Irvine with new construction homes for sale and buyers are looking at perfectly decorated model homes during their search. Your home needs to complete with these new construction model homes. New homes for sale in Irvine CA are staged to draw in buyers and let clients picture themselves lounging on the wicker furniture on the patio or resting in the luxurious master suite.

Staging a home can help a property sell 50% faster and for as much as 6.9% higher according to one NAR (National Association of Realtors) study. Professionally staging your home helps neutralize it and make it more appealing to a larger pool of potential buyers. Just because you love pink and rose floral patterns doesn't mean that everyone else does too.


2. Give buyers nearby school information

One of the top reasons people buy in Irvine is because of the top rated schools. Admit it, that’s the reason you decided to settle there too. Stand out from the competition by having your agent put together some quick materials on the schools in your area. List which schools are nearby, their rank, relevant awards, etc. You can find out what schools are around your house with the First Team Find a School Tool and get the other information from greatschools.org.

Doing the research for your buyers will grab their attention and make your home stand out. Having this information available at an open house or viewing will help hook buyers and give them the facts they need to make an offer sooner. You’re taking out the research step for them so they can get right to making a top dollar offer.


3. Sell the whole neighborhood

Every community in Irvine has its own unique amenities, perks and benefits. Highlight those when you sell your home to entice buyers and get that top dollar off you’re looking for. Include pictures of the community pool and other facilities in your listing. This is especially effective for condos for sale in Irvine CA. Your place may be small but there’s so much more that comes with your property other than your square footage.

Also tell buyers about any community events or local culture. Let them know about the neighborhood 4th of July party every year, highlight local farmers markets nearby and mention outdoor movie nights at the community center. People aren't just looking for a house, they’re looking for a supportive community to call home.


4. Make your home easily accessible

The more easily accessible you make your house for viewings and open houses, the more buyers you will have stop by. Having strict and limited hours when potential buyers can stop by means that wealthy business man from overseas might not have to time to see your house on his weekend in town. Wanting privacy as a home seller is understandable but too much and you’ll be hurting your chances of securing a top dollar offer.

The Irvine real estate market has a sweet spot right now for move up buyers – inventory is low so homes are selling well and prices are still reasonable. If you own a home in Irvine and have been looking forward to something bigger and better to accommodate your growing family and changing lifestyle then now is the time to act.

It’s still a seller’s market so now is your chance to sell your current property and buy that move up home you've been dreaming of before prices on Irvine CA houses for sale go up. Contact the agents at our First Team Irvine Real Estate Office if you’re ready to list your home and take advantage of this seller’s market!

Call 888-870-1142 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll connect  you with an expert Irvine real estate agent now.

Originally posted at: http://www.firstteam.com/blog/?p=8087

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