What to Do If Your California Luxury Home Lingers on the Real Estate Market

by Niz Brown 08/27/2018

If your luxury home in Malibu, Sacramento or elsewhere in California lingers on the real estate market for several weeks or months, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are many things that a home seller can do to stir up interest in his or her Golden State luxury residence, such as:

1. Bolster Your Residence's Curb Appeal

Ultimately, a luxury home's curb appeal is a difference-maker, regardless of whether a residence is located in Beverly Hills, Hollywood or any other California city or town.

As a home seller, it is paramount to ensure that your California luxury house is an attractive option. And if you allocate time and resources to enhance your Golden State luxury home's curb appeal, you may be able to differentiate your residence from the competition.

Oftentimes, it helps to mow the lawn, trim the hedges and perform lawn care tasks to upgrade a California luxury home's curb appeal. If you require additional assistance, you can always reach out to local landscapers to help you upgrade your Golden State luxury home's curb appeal in no time at all.

2. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

Although a homebuyer may request a house inspection after a seller accepts his or her offer to purchase, a California luxury house seller may want to conduct an inspection. By doing so, a Golden State luxury home seller can identify a residence's strengths and weaknesses and find ways to transform various weaknesses into strengths.

During an inspection, a home expert will evaluate your California luxury residence both inside and out. Then, he or she will provide you with an in-depth inspection report that offers insights into the current state of your residence.

Review the results of a home inspection report closely – you'll be glad you did. Because if you can address any underlying problems with your luxury residence in Los Angeles, Anaheim or another California city or town, you can correct these issues. And as a result, you could make your Golden State luxury home a viable option for dozens of potential buyers.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If at first you don't succeed during the California luxury home selling journey, you may want to hire a real estate agent. With a real estate agent at your disposal, you can get the support you need to quickly sell your Golden State luxury residence.

A real estate agent can teach you about the housing market in any California city or town. As such, if you want to find ways to differentiate your Santa Monica luxury residence from other available properties, a real estate agent can offer tips to help you do just that. On the other hand, if you want to optimize the earnings from the sale of your San Diego luxury home, a real estate agent can offer recommendations and suggestions to help you accomplish your desired results.

Ready to sell your California luxury home? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can increase the likelihood of a fast, profitable house selling experience.

About the Author

Niz Brown

Born in San Pedro, California, as a first generation Croatian, I graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Mathematics and Chemistry and then earned a teaching credential from San Francisco State University. In 1960 I married native San Franciscan Jim Brown. Jim, was a high school teacher before becoming the owner/chef of La Lanterna Restaurant in Kentfield from 1985-1992. He is now retired. I combined substitute teaching in Marin County with the rearing of our four children, all of whom are grown and have settled in Marin. I became intrigued with the world of homes when we acted as the general contractors in building our own home in Woodacre and another home in the San Geronimo Valley. I began to work the carpet business, and became licensed to sell real estate in 1976. I was an associate realtor with other companies before becoming an independent broker and opening my own office in downtown Larkspur in 1991.

Decades of experience in real estate, plus a passion for details, executed in a creative manner allows me to serve in an exceptional manner. I advise my clients on the preparation of a property for sale and use my skills to assist sellers in arranging for staging, clean up, etc. Then I begin the marketing by having the home professionally photographed I create a property website and create fliers and print advertising. The MLS places the listing on all media site. Then when a offer comes in, the negotiation skills and attention to the details of the transaction take over. Other agents often say "you have the nicest listings". I care deeply about the quality of service I provide. When it comes to representing buyers I am patient and tenacious. I am just as excited as the buyer when we find the right home. I love my job!

I network with agents from diverse brokerages. I operate a "bus tour" with 25 professionals from 15 different brokerages. Operating my bus tour is my way of establishing close relationships with colleagues and gives me the opportunity to serve more effectively. Real estate is a unique community of competitors who work together with love and respect and cooperate to serve our clients.

I have developed a passion for photography and painting larger-than-life images of flowers. I am a signature member of the National Watercolor Association. At close of escrow each of my clients is given a choice of one of my prints for their home.