Property Evaluation

Rio Vista REALTOR® Ralene Nelson serves buyers and sellers with homes for sale in Rio Vista, Trilogy at Rio Vista, Isleton and Walnut Grove.

One service that Ralene, one of Rio Vista’s REALTORS®, believes is extremely important, is helping home sellers to objectively evaluate their homes for marketability. Some brokerages do a once–over to get the information to put into the various information fields in the MLS®, Multiple Listing Service. However, Ralene goes much more into the detail of the features, characteristics and condition of your home.
As one of Rio Vista’s REALTORS®, Ralene Nelson will want to postpone some photos until she’s worked with you to do a thorough inspection of your home with a whole lot of details in mind. Every buyer who sees your home will be comparing it to the competition in your area and price range. How your home compares is critical to how soon you sell it and at what price. Ralene is going to work with you in several areas of concern:

Rio Vista REALTOR® Ralene Nelson pays attention to:

Interior features & characteristics –

While the number of bedrooms and baths are not something you’ll be changing to compete with other homes for sale in Rio Vista, Trilogy at Rio Vista, Isleton and Walnut Grove, you do need to objectively compare them in order to end up with a listing price that will get your property sold. Once Rio Vista REALTOR® Ralene Nelson know how your home compares to other homes in the area, and she knows what buyers will be seeing, she may suggest some improvements.
Fixed features/characteristics:
    • Floor plan
    • Build date and obsolescence
    • Room sizes
    • Skylights, windows

Features and characteristics that can be improved

    • Lighting
    • Floors & walls condition, paint, etc.
    • Kitchen appliances
    • Landscaping & Curb Appeal

Interior features & characteristics –

That “curb appeal” thing really does mean something. When a prospective buyer first drives up in front of your home, they’re going to get a first impression that is very important.

As one of Rio Vista’s REALTORS® Ralene can help you to look at things like landscaping, exterior paint, and other conditions that can be updated with a little effort and expense. In may cases, small expenditures can yield big results.

It’s a fact that some buyers will ask to leave without ever stepping across the threshold if they get a bad first curb appeal impression.


Minor repairs can also make a major difference. Many buyers assume that a need for minor repairs indicates a general lack of fundamental maintenance over time. That Buyer is thinking they’ll have a lot of work to do to bring the home to a good condition. Result = a discounted offer.

As one of Rio Vista’s REALTORS® Ralene is honest with you about things that buyers will see and consider in their evaluation. From cracked window panes to scarred walls or doors, Ralene will let you know what she believes is important and make suggestions.

As your Rio Vista REALTOR®, Ralene Nelson is here to make sure that your home enters the market in the very best ‘competitive position’ possible. A thorough and objective evaluation is an important step.

Property Evaluation

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