How To Get The Best Price For Your El Dorado County Home

How To Get The Best Price For Your El Dorado County Home

  • Kristen Haus Realtor Haus Homes Realty Group
  • 01/23/23

When owners list houses for sale in El Dorado County, whether they’re in historic Placerville,Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills or the beautiful resort town of South Lake Tahoe, the goal is to get a quick sale and the highest profit possible.

The market is highly competitive in El Dorado Hills, a suburb of Sacramento, with sellers holding the advantage. The average home goes pending in days and sells above list price in many cases, while hot homes can go pending much sooner for above list.

It’s a hot market elsewhere in the beautiful county as well due to decreased inventory, however we have seen a slowing over the last 60 days To make sure your home will be one of those that sells fast and for over listing, you still need to put in some effort. While many buyers will be eager to get the chance to put in an offer, they will take a careful look at your house. After all, this is as big a transaction for them as it is for you.

Follow these steps for your El Dorado County house for sale

Hire a smart agent

The first step in ensuring you’ll get the best price for El Dorado County real estate is to hire the best real estate agent you can. The smart agents know how to aggressively market homes so that they sell quickly and for top dollar. As you interview agents, ask them to describe how they would handle the sale of your home, from pricing to marketing to negotiating the final price. Good agents know how to get many qualified offers, which will allow you to make the most profit possible.

The price must be right

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Once you’ve hired a Sacramento real estate agent they will want to tour your home to get the specifics, such as square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and all amenities and unique features. While you might have a figure in mind for what you’d like to list the home at, your agent will have many tools at their disposal, starting with running a Comparative Market Analysis, or CMA. The CMA will compare your home with similar homes that are currently on the market and similar homes that have sold in the last three months. They can even compare it with listings that have expired or off-market listings.

Once your agent has run the numbers, they will come up with a figure representing the fair market value that should lead to several offers. Experienced agents know that setting the price too high for houses for sale in El Dorado County will cause them to sit on the market and not attract any offers. Or if there are offers, you might feel insulted. Set the price too low, and you’ll be walking away from thousands of dollars. Set it just right, and you will get the highest price possible.

Prep your home

Another key factor that will help you get the best price for your El Dorado County real estate is to have it in great shape. If your home is messy or has things wrong with it, buyers will be turned off and will head to the next open house. But if your house shines and has that certain “wow” factor, they could be inspired to put in a competitive offer.

This process involves several steps. First, depersonalize your home by removing all family photos, heirlooms, kids’ toys, hobby items, and anything else that will distract buyers. They need to be thinking about how their family will use the space, not be reminded of your family. Next, declutter by removing at least half of your possessions. You’ll be amazed by how much it opens the space up and makes your home more attractive. Make any minor repairs you’ve been putting off, give your home a deep cleaning, and then arrange the furniture in the living room and primary bedroom to show off the floor plan. Homes that have been staged show well, so they generally spend far less time on the market, and that means more money in your bank account.

Curb appeal

Don’t forget to spruce up the outside of your El Dorado County real estate. That’s where that critical first impression is formed when buyers drive up for an open house or private showing. Perk up the landscaping, add some flowers, and power wash the front of the house to remove years of dirt and grime. Do the same in the backyard, especially if you are listing El Dorado Hills homes for sale with a pool. A pool is an extra selling point that can help get you the best price.


When it comes to selling a home, you need an expert negotiator on your team. Luckily, the team at Haus Homes Realty Group are expert negotiators. They’re well-known in the places they serve for their strength in this area. Since the team’s lead, Kristen Haus, believes that real estate is a “people business,” she and her team connect with clients on a personal basis and use their people skills to help secure the best price for the homes they sell.

But negotiating is about more than just finding the right price; it’s also about securing optimal terms and conditions for their clients, which the Haus Homes Realty Group is also an expert at. As their testimonials show, this team is “hands down, the best in this area,” and they can help clients “maximize profits.” 

Lock in that El Dorado County agent

These are the significant steps to take to get the best price for houses for sale in El Dorado County. When you’re ready to sell, partner with Haus Homes Realty Group for a smooth, profitable transaction.

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