What is the best time to list my home for sale in Mission Viejo? In the summer? Spring time? Listing during the holidays is NOT good right? This is a question that I get on a regular basis as a Realtor in Mission Viejo. While there is an “ideal” time of the year to list your home based upon historical data, a lot has to do with your particular situation.
Savvy homeowners spend a lot of time trying to strategize on how to get the most money for their home once they put it up for sale. They consider things such as what the competition is doing, how the job market is at the current time, what mortgage rates are along with their agents ability to sell homes of similar style, size and features. Along with this sellers also try and “time” their home hitting the market at just the right “time”. While there is a season for everything there’s one things that you have to keep in mind, homes in Orange County sell year round. With that being said, market data does show us that there are specific seasons where the activity of searching for homes increases.
During the holidays, home buyers have proven that shopping for a home and shopping for Christmas presents or holiday meals are completely different. The majority of buyers would rather stay at home visiting with friends and family than hit the streets continuing to hunt for that dream home. Market data shows that December is notorious for being the slowest month for home search volume online followed up closely by November.
While the end of the year might not be the ideal time for sellers to list their home for sale the beginning of the year may be. Buying a home tends to be among some of the more popular new years resolution for those looking to take control of their financial destiny. Things such as job relocation, marriage along with other activities sometimes get put off until the beginning of the year resulting in some seeking out that new home they’ll need to begin their new lifestyle. Fortunately for sellers, more buyers and more motivation means more demand and – all other things being equal – can translate into a faster sale at a higher price than at other times of the year.
So why do you need a Realtor when you can either search for properties online yourself or check your homes value on sites like Zillow? I get this question often and use to get offended by it, not anymore. The reality is that technology in the real estate industry has advanced rapidly, leading consumers to believe that they can perform the job duties of a licensed Realtor. But little do they know that a whole lot more goes into it than just looking up properties online. The medical field has advanced and offered sites like webMD but if I seriously thought something was wrong that would be the last place I would go to for solid, up to date advice. Save yourself the time and liability! Calvin Mackey with Trademark Realty has an in depth understanding of the Orange County Real Estate market with over 10 years in the real estate business. Check out some additional reasons below why working with a Realtor is always in your best interest.
Thinking about Selling your Orange County home?
As a experienced Mission Viejo Realtor, Calvin Mackey assist you in every step of the process. I negotiate all of the terms on your behalf and ensure that all of your expectations are met. For more detailed information about selling your home contact Calvin Mackey.
On behalf of the seller, Calvin Mackey has sold 26141 Arcada, Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. MLS# OC13232552. This home sold in just 24 days on the market!
This is a home located on a cul-de-sac with minimal traffic and a great family like atmosphere. This one story, nice open floor plan offers all of the bedrooms to the left with a living room, family room and small eat in kitchen area. High ceilings in the living make the space feel open and spacious. The newer sliding glass door welcomes you to the spacious, large grass area in the backyard perfect for entertaining or eventually building a pool. The home comes with Lake Mission Viejo privileges and is conveniently located close to the 5 freeway. This home was jewel and had the best that Mission Viejo had to offer!
Buying or Selling a Mission Viejo home?
As a experienced Mission Viejo Realtor, Calvin Mackey assist you in every step of the process. I negotiate all of the terms on your behalf and ensure that all of your expectations are met. For more detailed information about buying or selling your home contact Calvin Mackey.
You won’t want to miss this gorgeous Mission Viejo home with breathtaking views! Check out this Painted Trails home for sale in North Mission Viejo home for sale. The home features all new interior and exterior paint, upgraded gourmet kitchen and plenty of room for entertaining the whole family. Upgraded throughout this 5 bedroom home has a highly desirable 1 bed and 1 bath downstairs floor plan along with a 3rd floor bonus room!
Large living room w/fireplace, large family room w/fireplace, tile flooring downstairs, granite and cherry cabinets in the kitchen. Master suite with upgraded bathroom and balcony overlooking Orange County. This is a must see as all the details of the home have been nailed and the home includes Lake Mission Viejo privaleges!
Back yard and patio overlooking Orange County’s beautiful sunsets, Disneyland fireworks and mountain views!
Buying or Selling a Mission Viejo home?
As a experienced South Orange County Mission Viejo Realtor, Calvin Mackey assist you in every step of the process. I negotiate all of the terms on your behalf and ensure that all of your expectations are met. For more detailed information about buying or selling your home contact Calvin Mackey.
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Date last updated: 2017-10-17
While the majority of Mission Viejo home owners upgrade or renovate their homes due to a desire for better amenities most have a goal in mind of increasing their homes value. This is not always the case in some circumstances!
Prior to making plans and receiving estimates for home renovations that you think will ultimately benefit you in the long run, one should first consider when they will be moving. If it will be in the near future it’s wise to focus on the overall cost of the project rather than the value. Planning on being in the home for the long haul and going all out with only the best of the best? Then focusing on the fulfillment rather than the overall cost should be most important.
Studies show that the typical American moves 10 plus times during the span of their lives. What this means is that return on our investment is a major focal point. Check out these home improvement NO NO’s that you should steer clear of as they typically do not bring that return on investment that you should be seeking.
Usually garage additions are done out of necessity for more usable space. But studies show that they only return just over 50% of the investment. Garage additions are not inexpensive by any means! Depending on the condition of the garage and when the home was built you could be looking at a major project.
Gourmet Kitchen Extremes:
Once you’ve decided that you are going to stay in your home a while and make it the castle you’ve always dreamed of going overboard with upgrades can negatively impact your homes overall value. Keep in mind that too much customizing could turn would be buyers off. Keep it clean and classy is a good rule of thumb for the kitchen. Everyone might not appreciate that Wolf 36″ Built in L Series oven and may opt for something more traditional.
Jacuzzi tubs/Whirlpool Baths:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shown homes that have upgraded bathrooms with a jacuzzi or whirlpool bathtub that either gets overlooked or targeted for removal. I don’t ever remember a potential buyer seeing one of these and saying I’d pay extra for the home because of the jacuzzi tub in the master bath. These often end up being costly and not very energy efficient.
Over doing the landscaping in the front or backyard will not increase the bottom line when it comes to selling your home. There’s a difference between an appealing yard and a forest that scares most buyers from taking a peek especially after dark. The numbers just don’t add up if you are looking to sell in the near future. Do the basics but don’t over do it.
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