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Steps to Sell a California Luxury Home

by Helaine diLeone Botello 12/22/2019

The California luxury housing market features dozens of outstanding residences. And in many instances, sellers find it difficult to differentiate their luxury residences from the competition due to the sheer volume of top-notch properties available across the Golden State.

Ultimately, it is important for a home seller to know what to expect when he or she enters the California luxury housing market. Because if you can plan ahead, you can boost the likelihood of a successful home selling experience, regardless of whether your luxury home is located in San Francisco, Los Angeles or elsewhere in the Golden State.

To better understand the California luxury house selling journey, let's examine three steps that sellers can follow to achieve the optimal results.

1. Upgrade Your Luxury Residence

What sets your California luxury residence apart from others? If you consider the homebuyer's perspective, you may be able to find ways to effectively promote your Golden State luxury home to the right groups of potential buyers. Perhaps most important, you may be better equipped than ever before to prioritize home improvement projects.

How your California luxury home looks to buyers is a key factor in the home selling journey. For example, if your Malibu luxury residence boasts a stunning front lawn, homebuyers may fall in love with your house right away. On the other hand, if your Beverly Hills luxury home has cracked or chipped siding or other home exterior issues, homebuyers may be more inclined to pursue other available houses after they see your residence.

Allocate time and resources to upgrade your California luxury residence. By doing so, you can enhance the look of your Golden State luxury house and make your home an attractive choice to buyers.

2. Establish an Aggressive Initial Home Asking Price

What you paid for your luxury home in Sacramento, San Diego or any other California city or town is unlikely to match your residence's current value. Fortunately, you can conduct a home appraisal to receive an accurate property valuation.

A home appraisal enables you to obtain a property valuation based on your California luxury residence's age and condition, as well as the current state of the housing market. This appraisal can help you establish an aggressive initial asking price for your California luxury house. And with this price in place, buyers may be drawn to your Golden State luxury residence as soon as it becomes available.

3. Hire an Expert Real Estate Agent

An expert real estate agent understands the ins and outs of the California luxury housing market. Thus, if you want to sell your Bay Area luxury house as quickly as possible, a real estate agent can help you do just that. Or, if you want to optimize the value of your Anaheim luxury house, a real estate agent will craft a plan so you can get the best price for your residence.

Learn about the California luxury home selling journey today, and you can simplify the process of selling your Golden State luxury residence.

About the Author

Helaine diLeone Botello

The Broker/Owner, Helaine diLeone Botello was employed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as Oversight Manager on all contracts to review FDIC Real Estate Appraisals. This entailed participation in the nationwide sale of FDIC owned commercial and residential real estate. Also, at FDIC, she served as bank examiner and resolution specialist in the examination and closing of banks. After leaving the FDIC, she opened diLeone by the Sea Evaluations. Then contracted with two internationally known real estate firms before starting diLeone by the Sea Real Estate.


diLeone by the Sea Real Estate Oceanside CA Broker/Owner

Harcourts Sand & Sea Oceanside CA Realtor®

Century 21 Mission Oceanside California Realtor®

diLeone Evaluations Oceanside California Owner/Operator

FDIC Division of Resolution & Receivership & Supervision Nationwide

Fort Hays State University Hays Kansas Faculty Member

Grant County Bank Silver City New Mexico Compliance

Blythe Steel Blythe California Owner/Operator


North San Diego County Association of Realtors Member

California and National Association of Realtors Member

California Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License

California Texas & Utah General Real Estate Appraiser Licenses

Texas Real Estate Commission Real Estate Broker License

The Appraisal Institute Associate Member


Western New Mexico University Silver City NM BBA & MBA Degrees

Western State University College of Law San Diego CA

Palo Verde College Blythe CA AA Degree

Hempfield High School Greensburg PA Academic Studies

Aquinas Academy Greensburg PA Academic Studies