real estate tips

The Myth of the Below List Price Bargain

Everyone loves to get a deal. Nowhere is that more true than in the world of real estate, where the stakes are notably higher than clothing shopping at a mall sale. Retailers have known the lure of the bargain for decades. We have two full calendar days devoted to the concept: Black Friday and Cyber … Read more

Buying a Home In a Seller’s Market – 15 Insider Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted

The old adage buy low and sell high isn’t always applicable in the world of real estate. Sometimes even buying “high” winds up being buying “low” with the benefit of hindsight. As an investment you can actually live in, people often find themselves buying a home in a seller’s market. At the time of this article (May, 2021), many real estate markets across the United States are in extreme, hyper-competitive seller’s markets. We definitely are here in San Diego, California. Low inventory coupled with high demand has created a perfect storm for buyers seeking to purchase a home. As both a listing agent and as a buyer’s agent, I see firsthand what helps get offers accepted. Join me as I discuss 15 insider tips designed to maximize your chances of getting an offer accepted.

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Two Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale Quickly and Easily

When was the last time you heard someone talking about a home search and they said, “I am looking for a home that is as dark and dreary as possible”? The two tips to prepare your home for sale that I will be sharing in this article are designed to maximize the appeal and marketability of your home with minimal effort and expense. And both tips have everything to do with light. Although there are many real estate tips and tricks for improving the marketability of a home before sale (be sure to check out my article on the essential step of decluttering), these two tips to prepare your home for sale have arguably the most bang for the buck. Best of all, just about any seller can implement them themselves, or with very minimal help from a handyman. Join me as I shed a little light on this topic!

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