What Does It Take to Sell a California Luxury House?

by Lorelei Mangan 02/02/2020

Selling a luxury home in Los Angeles, Malibu or any other California city or town is rarely straightforward and simple. In fact, if you fail to plan ahead for the Golden State luxury home selling journey, you may struggle to stir up interest in your residence. Perhaps worst of all, your California luxury home may linger on the real estate market for many weeks or months before it finally sells.

Ultimately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the California luxury home selling journey, such as:

1. Learn About the Local Housing Market

The luxury housing market in San Francisco likely varies from the luxury housing sector in San Jose. Much in the same vein, the average listing price of a luxury home in Beverly Hills may be much higher than the average listing price of a luxury residence in Cupertino. However, if you analyze the luxury housing sector in your California city or town, you can gain real estate insights that could help you speed up the property selling journey.

Review the prices of recently sold luxury houses in your California city or town. You also should find out how long these residences were listed before they sold. With this housing market data in hand, you can determine if a buyer's or seller's market is in place and plan accordingly.

2. Conduct a Home Inspection

Although a home inspection generally is requested by a property buyer after a seller accepts his or her offer to purchase, you may want to perform an inspection prior to listing your California luxury home. By doing so, you can identify any underlying home issues and take the necessary steps to correct these problems.

Expert home inspectors are available in Santa Monica, Anaheim and other California cities and towns. Typically, a home inspector can conduct a Golden State luxury house evaluation over the course of several hours and provide you with an inspection report within a few days. Once you have an inspection report at your disposal, you can establish home improvement priorities and upgrade your California luxury residence.

3. Hire a Real Estate Agent

Selling a luxury home in Sacramento, San Diego or elsewhere in California may be difficult, regardless of the current housing sector's conditions. Thankfully, real estate agents are available who can take the guesswork out of selling a Golden State luxury house.

A real estate agent understands the home selling journey and will do everything possible to keep things simple throughout this journey. For example, if you are unsure about how to generate interest in your Bay Area luxury house, a real estate agent will create a plan to help you promote your home to buyers. On the other hand, if you are uncertain about whether to accept an offer to purchase your LA luxury house, a real estate agent can help you assess all of your options.

Want to list your California luxury home? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can prepare for the Golden State luxury house selling journey.

About the Author

Lorelei Mangan


Who I am...

As a native of San Jose, I was raised in the Rose Garden neighborhood and grew up in its public schools. I started my own business in my early 20s and moved onto the real estate in 1986, where I have thrived for the last 30 years. As a Realtor®, I strive to make your sale as smooth as possible, utilizing my knowledge, intuition, and experience for the best possible outcome. I want to impress you so much that you will recommend me to your friends and family. In fact, a majority of my business comes from repeat clients and their referrals. There are a few issues I have not seen over the course of my long career. My experience gives me the confidence to negotiate tough transactions and solve any problems that may come up. From studs to sheetrock, I know construction inside and out. I will use this knowledge to help you better understand all of the disclosures and inspections relating to the property as well. I am a mother of two twenty-something daughters, so I am well versed on the schools in our valley. My older daughter, Lindsey, joined me in the business a few years ago and offers a young, technical edge to my established business. Not only do we love what we do, but we are grateful to be working with each other every day. No matter what your real estate goals are, we provide you with honest and reliable service and strive to make you a client for life.

Our Philosophy

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. I focus on my clients' needs, first and foremost. If you are looking to sell your home, my job is to price it accurately and effectively market your home so you will receive the highest possible price in the least amount of time. As a buyer, you will draw on my experience with all types of properties and neighborhoods. My goal is to direct you to the areas that best suit your needs and to educate you on the loan and sales process. When you find your dream home, you will have the confidence to go forward with an offer. Nothing feels better to me than to have a happy customer moving into the home they have dreamed of and will be proud of for years to come.

To My Clients

I would love to work with you in making your real estate dreams come true. Please contact me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, or if you are looking to buy or sell a home anytime in the near future. I look forward to working with you!