It's well known that Los Angeles continues to be one of the country's most robust real estate markets. Fantastic year-round weather and great shopping, dining, and entertainment activities are just a few amenities residents enjoy. Ocean lovers appreciate the beautiful beaches near the area and the extensive list of available water activities, including fishing, kayaking, parasailing, and so much more. Community members also enjoy the nearby mountains, which provide occasions for hiking, biking, camping, and gazing upon magnificent views.
Because the region is so popular, the housing market remains competitive. Quite a few sellers can expect their houses to move quickly, even as they command a considerable sales price. Despite this, other homeowners may encounter a different scenario. While the reasons for this vary, one of the most common explanations for why a seller may have difficulty selling a residence is because the home or landscaping requires extensive updates. Many buyers find this off-putting and will continue searching for a move-in-ready property.
One of the best things you can do before listing your property is to walk through every part of your home’s interior and exterior as if you were visiting for the first time. For each area, you should consider whether it's move-in ready, requires cleaning and organization, or could benefit from more extensive updates. Viewing your house from a potential buyer's perspective will clarify which undertakings will result in the best return on investment (ROI) for a given home improvement project.
#1. First impressions
In L.A. and the surrounding region, some sellers may be able to sell their houses faster if they replace any wood-frame windows. Replacing worn windows with energy-efficient windows lowers utility bills and is a great selling feature. Some L.A. residences may also benefit from an upgrade to a new siding material, such as fiber cement or vinyl siding. Depending on the current exterior's age and condition, an investment in a new siding material may be worth the extra cost.
Some sellers may go ahead with a roof replacement project to replace a roof in obvious disrepair. This is because an outdated roof is likely to slow down negotiations. A new roof is a large expense, and most buyers will likely ask for a price decrease or credit before moving forward with the sale.
#2. The main entrance
#3. The interior
#4. The kitchen
#5. Outdoor living areas
People like to entertain and relax outdoors during the day and the evening, so it's helpful to ensure there are shady spots for daytime and plenty of illumination for the evening hours. This will make outdoor areas feel as if they're simply extensions of a residence's interior. Strategically placing furniture around the outdoor areas for dining and entertaining will help buyers reflect on how they want to experience the space. The attractive furniture, along with a few comfortable pillows or rugs, will help make the exterior portions of a house as inviting as the interior. The extended living area will help buyers view the home as having more overall space.
Enlisting help from real estate experts
They can help streamline the preparation and selling process, so homeowners can transition to their new dwelling as quickly and easily as possible. If you're getting ready to sell a property in L.A. or the surrounding region and have questions about the best way to complete such a project, David and Craig would love to hear from you. Please visit the Contact Us page on their website and give them a call or email.