Category Archives: Seller Resources

real estate expectations

Dealing with Unrealistic Expectations in Real Estate

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To almost quote Dionne Warwick, ‘Wishing, Hoping, Needing, & Praying’ are words that make real estate agents crazy. When buyers and sellers apply fantasy wishes to the real estate process it is a recipe for frustration and ultimately, failure.  Not only is it “fool hardy”, it can be incredibly costly to the buyer and seller.  Listed below are scenarios where wishful thinking and not dealing with reality make for an unpleasant and unsuccessful real estate experience.

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ways to increase your home value

8 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value on a Budget

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  If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, or if you’re having a hard time getting the price you want for your home, there are hundreds of things you can do to increase the value of your home before selling. While many of these projects cost more money than you might have during the selling process, there are plenty of inexpensive ways to help you get the most out of your home! Here are the eight best ways to do just that.

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Why 2016 is a Good Time to Buy and Sell

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Spring is officially here, which means that the 2016 buying and selling season has started. Current market trend reports note that the economy is experiencing a steady increase, making 2016 a ONEderful year for both buyers and sellers to purchase their dream home. This is great news for real estate professionals as well! Our number ONE agents will have a busy year ahead of them for business, and here’s why:

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smart home

How to Sell a Smart Home

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Smart home technology is getting smarter all the time. With a proper home automation setup, a user can now set a lighting schedule, adjust the blinds, and lock the door from their mobile device. And as gadgets advance further, more homeowners are ready to jump on the smart home bandwagon. From a home-selling standpoint, smart home technology opens up a whole new world of staging and presentation possibilities. However, it will take some adaptation and flexibility to make the most of this new market. Here are three tips on how to sell a smart home.

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Developing the Art of Listening

Developing The Art of Listening [Excerpt]

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The following is an excerpt from the book, “The Art of Buying and Selling Real Estate”. In 1989 I had obtained my real estate license and immediately went to work at a small office called Shadowridge Realty. I knew no one. I had no referral base, no sphere of influence, nothing. I was green but bold. I had no idea at the time but I had just chosen to purchase a home and start a career in real estate at the beginning of what would become perhaps the most difficult and challenging period ever experienced in the San Diego real estate market.

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Location

Top Rental Features Tenants Demand in 2016

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Changing tenant tastes are a landlord’s worst nightmare: as years go by and rents continue to record a steady rise across the U.S., Europe, and Australia, renters are becoming extremely picky with the list of features they want to have in a new home. This year, location remains in the focus of rental attention, but there are other aspects home renters will have take care of if they want to capitalize on their property, such as open floor plans, extra storage space, visual unity with the environment, WiFi, improved flooring, energy efficient utilities, and in-house laundry. Wowed yet? Here is the long and short of hot rental home features for 2016.

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