x
Learn & Thrive

License Renewal

Easily renew your real estate license with the FREE 45 hour online license renewal package from C.A.R.


Designations / Certifications

Distinguish yourself by learning how to build a business that specializes in niche markets to nearly double your earning potential in various real estate sectors


Course Calendar

Browse our class schedule to find when and where to take real estate courses.

Course Catalog Online Bundles Annual Education Experience
Pre-License Training

Prepare to earn your real estate license with our online courses


NMLS Approved Education for California Mortgage Licensees

Complete your eight-hour NMLS license renewal requirement through our NMLS-approved provider, OnlineEd


C.A.R. Board of Directors and Committees

The main Business Meetings page includes important links for Directors and Committee Members.


NAR Meetings

NAR meeting information and materials.


REimagine! Real Estate Conference

REimagine! Real Estate Conference & Expo is where learning takes center stage and where business solutions and connections are at the forefront of the real estate industry.


Virtual Events

View C.A.R's upcoming and past virtual events.


For Your Clients

A one-stop shop for tools and and resources to educate consumers about the intricacies of buying and selling a home and how a REALTOR® can help.

Down Payment Resource Directory Infographics One Cool Thing Tax Reform One Sheets Fire Insurance One Sheets
Digital Tools

Marketing tools from C.A.R.'s consumer advertising campaign


For Brokers/Managers

This information is designed for Real Estate Brokers and Office Managers to assist you in supporting your real estate business. 


Center for California Real Estate

CCRE's mission is to advance industry knowledge and innovation with an emphasis on convening key experts and influence-makers.


Tax Reform FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


Multimedia Library

From webinars to videos and podcasts to blogs, C.A.R. keeps you in the know.

Videos Webinars Podcasts
Publications

C.A.R. publishes eight magazine issues and various newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletters California Real Estate Magazine
CLOSE

Making Your Home More Salable

What is This?
Add a quick link to this page from the Homepage when you are signed in
Share Article

Before you put your home on the market, take an impartial look at your property, inside and out. You may have only one chance to pique potential buyers' interest when they view your home, so don't let easily correctable flaws stand in the way.

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® suggests that sellers spend as little as possible on pre-sale repairs and improvements. While new tile might really spark up your kitchen, potential buyers probably won't increase their purchase offers enough to compensate your expenses.

Instead, focus on the small, relatively inexpensive touch-ups that will give your house a polished, well-maintained appearance. A fresh coat of neutral paint in your bedrooms and new cabinet knobs in the kitchen and bathrooms are small changes that buyers will appreciate. Thoroughly clean the insides of appliances and wash and deodorize carpets. In addition, clean out closets and cabinets; this gives your home a more spacious appearance. Check for and repair cracks, leaks and other damage to walls, floors, paint and attic.

You also need to ensure that your home's exterior curb appeal is attractive to buyers. Maintain the upkeep of your existing landscaping, but don't plant new shrubs or trees.  A few well placed potted plants add a nice touch.  Examine doors, windows and the overall exterior for peeling paint. Repair loose or damaged roof shingles, siding and caulking.

Your REALTOR® can assist you in recommending specific renovations and touch-ups that will make your house stand out to buyers. He or she should be able to explain expected returns on investments you make to enhance your home's salability.


SUPPORT
Top Searches
;