Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: July 2011

A blog about Newport and Costa Mesa with an emphasis on Costa Mesa Real Estate and Newport Beach Real Estate, written by a lifetime local resident of coastal Orange County whose knowledge of the area, combined with a strong background in mortgages, real estate and being an attorney, gives her clients many advantages.

Want to Sell Your Costa Mesa Home? Let the Light Shine Through!

 

Want to Sell Your Costa Mesa Home?

Let the Light Shine Through!

If you're considering selling your Costa Mesa home, it is imperative to make sure that your home is show ready. One of the best, easiest and cheapest ways to do this is to open up the house to the air and the sunshine.  

So, pull back the shades, get rid of heavy drapery and while you're at it, declutter everything and air out your Costa Mesa home. Buyers want their home to be light, bright and clean.

Remember that clean does not mean tons of air freshener, potpourri or the like. A little bit goes a long way. One of the best things you can do is bring in the fresh air from outside along with the light.

There is very little cost in lighting up your Costa Mesa home, and very few buyers who come into a house have made the comment to me, "I wish the house was darker", but many of them have commented that it is not the right house because it was too dark or because it felt like a cave. So, why not take advantage of this cheap and easy "upgrade"?

Most buyers realize that it is easier to pull the shades to darken a home if need be than to bring light into a dark home. So, make sure they know just how bright and beautiful your home truly is.

So, if you're looking for a quick, inexpensive way to make your Costa Mesa home stand out amongst the other homes for sale in your area, be sure to open the shades, and turn on all of your lights. The few pennies you spend lighting up your home could mean the difference between your Costa Mesa home being chosen to be taken to prom closing.

If you would like other tips for selling your Costa Mesa home, please contact me at 714-319-9751 or subscribe to our blog.

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About the author: Christine Donovan is a California Residential Real Estate Broker with experience in assisting clients buy and sell residential real estate.

Are you upside down in your home? Is it worth less than you owe? Are you concerned about making your mortgage payment? For more information see Options to Foreclosures, understanding short sales or contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com to discuss your options.

If you want to buy a home or to list your property for sale, please click Newport Beach homes, Costa Mesa homes, Huntington Beach homes or Orange County homes.  Click the link if you are interested in buying a home at a courthouse auction sale.

Contact me at christine@donovanblatt.com or 714-319-9751 to learn about her system which will make your buying and selling experience easier.

Disclaimer: All information in this blog is deemed reliable but is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed to be accurate nor are there any warantees either express or implied. This blog is not intended to offer any legal, tax or other advice.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsChristine Donovan • July 30 2011 05:08PM
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