Selling

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Your backyard called, it needs some love and attention. Our backyards and other outdoor spaces are often forgotten, neglected and overlooked because we’re too busy focusing on our houses. It’s important to remember however that the backyard is an essential piece of the home and holds quite a bit of untapped potential. So listen up, especially you Southern California homeowners, because here are 4 good reasons to put some time, money and love into revamping your backyard. 

1. It Adds Value To Your Home

If you put money into your backyard and outdoor spaces, you will see a return on your investment when you’re ready to sell. HGTV reports adding a deck to your home will increase your usable living space and sellers can look forward to recouping 70% or

This guest post was contributed by Samantha Vélez, Content Specialist for SteamShowersInc.com and Atlas International, Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, California. Trends in home décor and bathroom design are ever-changing, but there are a few trends that seem to be sticking over the past few years. Renovating or upgrading your bathroom this year to reflect these trends will allow you to enjoy your bathroom to the fullest and may help make your home more appealing to potential buyers. The trends in this article are all about making the bathroom as comfortable as possible while remaining stylish.
  1. Personal Spa Room. A huge bathroom trend right now, which has been going on for the past few years, is creating a spa experience in the home. Bathrooms are

If you’re looking to sell your house then you might be asking yourself now, how do I negotiate a home sale? This is a tough question to answer because there are so many factors that go into negotiating the sale of your home. Jumping into the process unprepared could result in you losing out on thousands of dollars so let’s start at the beginning and outline what you can expect when negotiating.

Negotiating starts when you find the right agent to represent you in a home sale. According to John Wenner, professional negotiator and co-founder of the Real Estate Negotiating Institute, “Negotiation is the key skill necessary for agents to help achieve their client’s goals.” John Wenner trains hundreds of agents in negotiation tactics and strategies and was

Selling your home takes time so if the signs point to yes, you should start the process now. It’s hard to decide however when is the right time to take that plunge and sell your home. Is the market right? Do I need a change? Is now the right time in my life? These are all questions we ask ourselves when trying to make this big decision. To help you find the answers and tune you in on what to look out for when selling your home, here is a list of 5 signs that you’re ready to sell your home.
  1. It’s a seller’s market in Southern California. The seller’s market from 2013 is predicted to continue into 2014. The market is cooling down with inventory expected to grow, but sellers should still expect multiple offers and a market in their favor.  With inventory

2014 real estate predictions reveal the home seller’s market in Southern California will continue next year so it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready for a move. One of the biggest decisions for sellers when it comes to putting their house on the market is deciding on a price. The wrong price can have your home sitting on the market for months on end even in a hot seller’s market, so it’s important to take your time when deciding on a price tag.

Although you will get a higher price for your home in a seller’s market, it’s crucial to be realistic and grounded when pricing it. Here are 4 tips for pricing your home in a seller’s market or any market for that matter. 

1. Use an online calculator. 

First Team’s house value estimator not only

85% of home buyers request a home inspection so as a seller you need to know the facts. Usually the home inspection is done during the closing process and integrated into the purchase contract. In fact, most purchase contracts include a home inspection contingency clause stipulating that the buyer can back out if repairs and replacements aren’t made according to the findings of the inspection.

Take the stress out of the crazy closing process and invest in your home inspection before your home even hits the market. A common home inspection will take 2-3 hours and costs anywhere from $200 - $800. That’s a small price to pay in the grand scheme of your home sale so get ahead of the game and invest in a pre-sale inspection now.

Benefits of a pre-sale

[slider_pro id="12"]   In a seller’s market homes sell quickly at a good price equal with home values. Average Days on Market or DOM is how the real estate world measures how quickly a home sells.Days on Market is the time period between when a property is first listed on the MLS and when that property is sold. An average DOM is great for sellers because that means homes are in high demand, not staying on the market long and generally selling for at or above average value prices. The average Days on Market for Los Angeles County is 51 days – 10 days shorter than the Orange County average. Based on city specific DOM, sold prices and square footage prices, we’ve found the Top 10 sellers markets in Los Angeles County. Although they are “sellers” markets,…

Winter is a slow season for the real estate market so if you want to sell your home quickly this season – or any other no matter the market – it’s important to have a strategy. Here are the best tips and tricks to selling your house to get more buyers interested and hooked on your home. Numbers don’t lie and according to real estate statistics these are the most successful, proven strategies to use in order to get results – and quickly!

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1. Post Lots Of Pictures Online – Image is everything and you want to make sure your home has a good one. And not just one, but several so that buyers can get a feel for your home when they see your listing online. 90% of buyers will utilize the internet to search for their next home and if they can’t see your home,

[slider_pro id="10"]   In a seller’s market homes sell quickly at a good price equal with home values. Average Days on Market or DOM is how the real estate world measures how quickly a home sells. Days on Market is the time period between when a property is first listed on the MLS and when that property is sold. The average Days on Market for Orange County is 61 days. Based on city specific DOM, sold prices and square footage prices, we’ve found the Top 10 sellers markets in Orange County. Although they are “sellers” markets, each city on our list represents a good market for both buyers and sellers. Great for sellers because homes are in high demand and selling quickly and obviously desirable because buyers have been snatching up this real estate! sealbeach

A picture is worth a thousand words but when it comes to a home listing, there are certain things that a home buyer can't see - they need to read about it. That's why it's important to have a perfectly crafted listing ad to help capture buyers and entice them to take a good hard look at your beautiful home.  Here are 6 tips on how to write the most effective listing ad ever for your house. 1. Highlight Storage Space. A great selling point for any and every house is storage space. If you have expanded closet spaces, added shelves or storage units, etc. be sure to list it in your home description. Buyers may be moving from an apartment or condo so even mentioning your garage space could be enough to spark some interested parties.

2. Mention Neighborhood