Whether you are a seasoned investor who has bought and sold properties for decades or a first-time homebuyer ready to explore all the Humboldt County real estate for sale available to you, buying or selling a home can be a complex process. While I have compiled this list of Humboldt County home buying and selling tips, it is important to remember that nothing can replace the guidance and advice provided by a knowledgeable and trust member of the real estate community. As a local Humboldt County native and real estate expert with more than two decades of experience, it would be my great pleasure to share my knowledge with you.


For Sellers: First Impressions Count! Perhaps one of the biggest preparations sellers can make when deciding to list their home is to get their property ready for buyer’s first impressions. You’d be surprised how important items such as the walkway, front porch and entryway can be in the formation of a first impression and ensuring these areas are uncluttered and welcoming can mean a lot. Also known to “sell homes” are kitchens and bathrooms. Smart Humboldt County sellers can maximize their returns by upgrading in these areas prior to listing their home for sale. As your real estate agent, we can walk through your home together to determine if any updates or changes are needed to emphasize your home’s most marketable qualities.


For Buyers: Know What You Want! First, you may want to ask yourself why you are looking to buy a home. Do you want to stop paying rent? Do you want to build equity? Are you looking to raise or grow your family? Knowing the answers to these questions will help determine the type of home you would like to have. It is also important to separate your “needs” from your “wants.” This will help you stay on track while searching. Lastly, be sure to speak with a qualified loan consultant regarding your pre-qualification. These Humboldt County home buying and selling tips will ensure your buying and selling experience is a positive one.


Should you have any questions about these Humboldt County home buying and selling tips or if you’d like to view the real estate Humboldt County currently has available, I encourage you to contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you soon and to welcoming you home to Humboldt! Let’s get started today.