Ready or not, the new year is upon us. And if you’re thinking about selling your home during the first part of 2020, you’ll need to begin making plans soon to prepare your home for sale.

One of the first steps you should take is decluttering and getting your home organized, a process that can start while taking down the holiday decorations. Take stock of everything you have, and toss or donate items you don’t need, then comb through your closets and repeat the same process. Next, you’ll need to tackle minor tasks and repairs, like fixing a leaky faucet or showerhead and doors that don’t close properly.

Beyond that, your home may need bigger repairs, painting, new flooring or other upgrades to make it more appealing to prospective buyers. If your growing home-prep to-do list seems overwhelming and pricey, we have an exciting new program that can help.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties has teamed up with HomeAdvisor to offer RealVitalize, a program that helps make needed improvements to prepare your home for sale. The goal is simple: to sell your home faster and for more money.

By partnering with HomeAdvisor, well known for providing top-notch customer service, RealVitalize gives you the ability to make repairs and upgrades that will make your home more enticing to potential buyers. Even better, we cover upfront costs and get paid back when your home sells. There are no hidden fees, interest charges or markups.

Here are some of the projects from which you can choose:

  • Staging
  • Painting
  • Appliance Purchasing and Installation
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet Cleaning and Installation
  • Cleaning and Maid Service
  • Curb Appeal Enhancements
  • Drywall and Insulation
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Handyman Services
  • Plumbing
  • Wall and Ceiling Repair

RealVitalize will put you on a path toward a faster sale at a price you’ll love. A RealVitalize project consultant will first discuss the services you need to prepare your home for market, then help manage projects from start to finish, lining up experienced, reliable service professionals who will bill us for their services.

To learn more about this fantastic program, visit, and to find an experienced agent in your area, contact your local Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties office or visit

We wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy, healthy and fulfilling year ahead!