For big life changes, such as selling a house, it is nice to have the option of taking your time. You can plan out all the details so the disruption to your life is minimized as much as possible. But, sometimes things happen and you simply have to get your house sold ASAP. In this situation, you may approach things a little differently than you would if you had more time. You will not have time to do every single thing you want so it is important to focus on the tasks that will make the biggest impact.

Take advantage of the nicer weather

Spring is coming which is helpful when you need to sell your home in Dublin, CA quickly. You can take advantage of the nice weather and maximize the appeal of your home. Work on your landscaping in order to give potential buyers a good first impression. The temperate weather of spring should provide you with a wide range of landscaping options.

Another task that is simpler in the spring than in the winter is painting. Painting is a relatively small project that can make a major difference in how quickly your home sells. When the weather is warm and the sun is out your paint job on the interior and exterior will dry more quickly.

Move unnecessary items out of your house

Pack up as much of your things as possible and move them out of your house while you have it listed. This simple step will go a long way toward helping your home sell as quickly as possible. The goal is not for your home to be empty but to clear it out enough to allow buyers to imagine their items and their family in the space. In addition, unnecessary clutter or items that do not have a defined space could cause potential buyers to worry about size or storage availability.

Finish small projects

If you need to get your home sold quickly you may not have time to do every single project you want or need to get done around the house. If this is your situation then you may have to reduce the list price of the house to leave room for the buyer to get the big projects done. But, if you have lived in your house for any length of time, there are likely a number of small projects that you can finish relatively quickly. For example, projects such as patching a hole in the sheetrock, touching up the paint in your daughter’s bedroom and replacing the caulking around the guest bathtub are all small projects that you can complete quickly. These projects by themselves may not make a huge difference but if there are several throughout the house they could end up being a distraction or deterrent to potential buyers if left undone.

Hire a top notch realtor

This task is listed last but it is actually the most important element to getting your home sold as soon as possible. A top notch realtor will use his resources to market your home so potential buyers see the listing as they look for a place. Your realtor will also assist you in pricing your home appropriately to help it sell within your timeframe. In addition, your realtor will do the leg work of scheduling showings and negotiating with buyer’s agents so you can focus on getting ready for your move. When you have questions or concerns throughout the process your realtor will be able to give you answers and ease your concerns. Working with a realtor can make all the difference when you are trying to get your house sold ASAP.

You can start the process of selling your home by calling a realtor, even if you have a few things left to do before you put it on the market. In fact, your realtor can help you determine exactly which things you should get done to maximize your chances of selling quickly. The real estate market in Dublin, CA continues to be strong making it a great time to get your home listed and sold as soon as possible.

Jameel Batshon, Broker/Co-Founder of Century 21 Cornerstone Realtors has 15 Years of Real Estate Experience with a background in Lending that started in 2002 at Household Finance Company. Jameel was Born in San Francisco, Ca and moved to the East Bay at a young age. Jameel has been a licensed Realtor since 2004.