Selling your home is a financial transaction that can be emotional and requires a lot of planning. So before you decide to put your home on the market, here are four questions you need to consider.

What is my home worth?

Several factors go into determining your home’s market value. These include the condition of the property, square footage, location, amenities, as well as recent comparable property sales. For a snapshot of your home’s current value, you can enter your address into our free Homebot page at; https://hmbt.co/xiP8g8 Alternatively, you can look at a recent property tax bill to get your home’s tax assessed value, which is a percentage of your home’s fair market value.

How can I sell at the highest price possible?

There are several simple, low-cost things you can do to boost the value of your home. These include decluttering  (major factor), washing windows and walls, and installing higher wattage bulbs to create a brighter environment. Staging your home, which helps paint a picture of how buyers will use their new space, can also add value.

How long will my home be on the market?

The time your home spends on the market depends on several factors, including location, how competitively your home is priced, and how aggressively your home is marketed. Statistics show that if a home is properly priced, an offer should come in within the first 12 showings. If you want to speed up the sales process, don’t underestimate the value of staging. Research shows that well-staged homes can sell up to 32 percent faster than homes that aren’t staged.

How can an agent help?

Ray Bader will help with all aspects of the selling process, from correct pricing, and our state-of-the-art marketing to handling the intricacies of closing. Ray will negotiate on your behalf to secure the best price – and quickest sale – possible. Call Ray at 619-987-9000.

When Is The Right Time To Sell?

Times are always changing when thinking about moving yourself or your family into a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.

When Is The Wrong Time To Sell?

Many of you were told that you should avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season. The results?    In San Diego, there isn’t a good or bad time to sell real estate. Between San Diego’s great year-round weather, many year-round schools & incoming relocations, you can sell your home pretty much year-round.

Quick Tips for Staging Your Home

Staging your home is a proven strategy for speeding up the sales process. It can even help boost your home’s value when offers start coming in. By highlighting your home’s strengths and giving prospective buyers a sense of how they’d utilize different spaces, you can help these prospects develop emotional attachments to your home. Here are some quick tips for helping you along with the staging process:

Pay attention to lighting

Great lighting is crucial for making your home look warm and welcoming. If you notice that some areas of your home are dark and dreary, increase the wattages of the lightbulbs in the fixtures and lamps. A good rule of thumb is to have a total of 100 watts of lighting for every 50 square feet of interior space. Also, you should strive for three different types of lighting per room: accent lighting (on a wall or table), task lighting (such as a reading or under-cabinet light), and ambient lighting (overhead). In other words. When you know there is going to be a showing day or evening. Turn on every light in the house.

Update your appliances

Alright, so you might not be willing to spend thousands of dollars on installing new, stainless steel appliances just for staging. However, studies show that new appliances in the kitchen garner high returns for sellers, which means you stand to get a better price for your home. A great, inexpensive solution is to apply stainless steel stick-on coverings to all of your appliances. These coverings can quickly transform an outdated kitchen into one that screams ultra-modern.

Get rid of unnecessary furniture

It should go without saying that when staging a home, you need to get rid of clutter. However, sellers often forget about some of the biggest causes of clutter: namely, couches, chairs, and tables. Having too much furniture in your home can make it seem small and cramped. So before you start showing your home, take a walk around and remove furniture items that you can live without. You don’t need to get rid of everything (after all, you want the space to look lived-in), but you want to make sure you’re maximizing available space. If necessary, store the packed-up boxes or extra furniture in the garage or storage container. Buyers will overlook a messy garage because they know you’re moving.



We advertise your property efficiently and effectively across a wide range of online platforms to make sure it gets in front of as many potential buyers as possible. From social media to email to custom property websites we put the full power of digital marketing behind every listing. First impressions are key and most potential buyers will have that first impression online. Even if your property looks great in real life, no one will know that unless they connect with it online first. To that end, we offer a range of services to make your home shine online.

Our services include:

  • Professional photography
  • Staging
  • Virtual floor plans
  • Eye-catching signage
  • Videography


Places we market your listing:

  • Thebaderbunch.com
  • Coldwell Banker.com
  • CAMoves.com
  • Direct mail
  • Email
  • Your custom website
  • Homebot
  • Realtor.com
  • Trulia.com
  • Zillow.com
  • MLS.com
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Redfin.com
  • And many more depending on your specific property needs. There are hundreds of websites for your property that will appear in.

About Ray & Linda Bader

Our Mission Statement:

Our philosophy is simple: our clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. The advice given to each of our clients will be honest and straight forward making sure you understand every step of your Real Estate transaction. We believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our job. We don’t measure success through achievements or awards but the satisfaction of our clients. 

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Use this form to get in touch about selling or buying a Home house and we’ll get right back to you.  Text Ray Bader at 619-987-9000