Tips for Sellers: Evaluate a California Luxury Home

by Joe N. Pollifrone 07/27/2020

For those who plan to list a luxury home in San Francisco, Malibu or anywhere else in California, it generally is a good idea to evaluate your residence closely before you enter the real estate market. That way, you can identify your Golden State luxury house's strengths and weaknesses and explore ways to transform assorted weaknesses into strengths.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you examine your California luxury house prior to listing it.

1. Consider the Buyer's Perspective

You may believe your luxury home in Beverly Hills, Cupertino or any other California city or town is flawless. However, buyers may disagree when they view your luxury residence for the first time. But if you consider the buyer's perspective, you may be able to quickly identify problem areas in your Golden State luxury house.

Think about why a buyer may choose your California luxury home over others. Then, you can take an objective view of your residence and determine the best ways to upgrade your house.

For example, if your California luxury home boasts a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, you may want to do everything you can to enhance your pool. By doing so, you can make your swimming pool a key differentiator for your Golden State luxury house in a fierce real estate market.

2. Conduct a Home Inspection and Appraisal

A home inspection involves an in-depth assessment of your California luxury residence by a property expert. It allows you to identify any problems in your Golden State luxury house and prioritize home repairs.

Meanwhile, a house appraisal allows you to receive a data-driven property valuation. Once you have an appraisal report, you can use a property valuation to establish an aggressive initial asking price for your luxury home in Los Angeles, San Jose or any other California city or town.

Conducting a home inspection or appraisal can be easy. Both evaluations can be completed over the course of a few hours, and you can expect to receive an inspection or appraisal report within a few days of an assessment. Best of all, you can use a home inspection or appraisal to gain the insights you need to upgrade your California luxury residence.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is unafraid to be honest with a home seller. As such, he or she can help you analyze your California luxury residence and take the necessary steps to improve it.

Let's not forget about the assistance a real estate agent provides as you navigate the California luxury house selling journey, either. For instance, if you are unsure about how to price your Anaheim luxury house, a real estate agent can help you set an aggressive initial asking price. Or, if you want to sell your Bay Area luxury residence as quickly as possible, a real estate agent can help you do just that.

Streamline the California luxury home selling journey – use the aforementioned tips, and you can evaluate your Golden State luxury residence and enhance it.

About the Author
Author

Joe N. Pollifrone

For over 30 years, Joe Pollifrone has practiced real estate full-time as a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. Joe’s vast sales experience includes duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartment buildings, land, condominiums, townhomes, fixer-uppers, estate properties, and bank-owned properties (REOs). He also is active in selling non-owner occupied properties and is well-versed in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, property management, tenant/landlord issues, and local laws. During Joe’s career to date, he has sold in excess of $200,000,000 of real estate, including over $32,000,000 in REOs. 

Joe brought his deep experience to Sereno Group Willow Glen as a Broker Associate in 2012. He was the Sales Manager and lead a top-producing office. Joe would mentor new Sereno hires, making sure that they’re comfortable with the ethos of the office, plugged into Sereno’s network of contacts, and well-versed in the technology required of today’s real estate professionals. 

Joe prides himself on his proven ability to negotiate, extensive knowledge of contracts, and securing close of escrows in a timely manner. Both he and his clients credit his success to effective communication skills, honesty, and hard work. Joe is a native of San Jose and resides in Willow Glen with his wife of twenty-seven years, Kimi, his daughters Milan and Micaela and their two Goldendoodles, Tony-Luca and Marco.