Dawn Gonzales, REALTOR® 
DRE #01199429
Providing hands-on personal care, guidance, service, and support - Over 28 years of experience and knowledge to assist you with all your real estate needs & questions! Equal Housing Opportunity 

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Guide For Sellers and Landlords

Whether you plan to sell or rent out your home in the next few months or are curious about its value,
I am here for you!
Call or email me today for your free, no-obligation market evaluation

Prepare Your Home for Sale

Prepare Your Home for Sale

1. Less is more
You can start by decluttering the inside and outside of your home. We all accumulate items over the years. Whether it's old clothes or toys, storing items in the garage, or just packing stuff away in boxes to save for a later date, this is the first step; there is always more than we realize. There are many fantastic local charities where you can donate gently used items. Homelessness and animal shelters, schools, and thrift stores are just a few, and many will pick up for free. I work with various foundations and shelters; feel free to ask me for any recommendations.

2. Start packing
A good time to do this is after or during decluttering your unwanted items. Packing always takes longer than we expect. You can often obtain free moving boxes from grocery stores or check local online platforms like Facebook MarketPlace, which offer free or inexpensive prices. 

3. Clean your space
Remember to clean the countertops in your kitchen, bathrooms, and even dresser tops in your bedroom. Put away daily used items. By doing this, your rooms will look/ feel open and neat for prospective buyers.

4. Curb appeal
The buyer's first impression of your home. Trim bushes/trees and remove debris around the exterior of your property. Plant or place flowers in planters in your front and back yards; this brings color and gives a happy feeling to your home. Your flowers or planters can be inexpensive; you only need a few of them around to brighten up your home yards.

5. Repair water leaks
A simple drip of water or residue can raise a red flag to prospective buyers, their appraisers, inspectors, and real estate agents. Buyers and tenants like turning on faucets and flushing toilets while viewing homes. Deferred water leaks may travel to hidden areas in floors, walls, and roofs, and the consequences of deferring water leaks can result in significant costs.  

6. Improvements
Before you paint, replace appliances, or make any improvements, please get in touch with me for a free, no-obligation pre-sale preparation walk-through of your home. I will give you honest feedback based on over 28 years of experience working with many buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. You won't need to make any of these improvements in most cases.



Find a Real Estate Professional

Selling or renting a home and moving on to the next chapter in your life is exciting but can also be emotional and complex. Every individual home seller's circumstance and their home are unique and requires an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent who understands this with the utmost care given.  

When you partner with me as your real estate agent, you work and speak to me directly from start to end!  You will feel 100% confident and have peace of mind; you and your home will be represented in your best interest with the utmost care, integrity, support, and with the highest professional standards. I negotiate strongly on your behalf, listen attentively to your needs, and wants, provide you with a first-rate professional marketing strategy for your home, consistently communicate, follow-up, and follow-through with you, the buyers' mortgage broker, and others involved throughout the selling process.   

In my twenty-eight-year career as a licensed California real estate agent, I am beyond grateful for my past and repeat clients; they include referrals, first-time buyers and sellers, landlords, tenants, and investors. I have experience and knowledge in short sales, foreclosures (Real Estate Owned), 1031 exchange, probate, and broker price opinions (BPO). I stay current on local, state, and national housing and financial markets and the local landlord/tenant rental protections. 

It would be an honor to have an opportunity to represent you and your home. 
Call or email me today!







7616 Louise Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91406

DRE# 01199429

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