Sellers – Read This!

6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019 © Jed Share/Kaoru Share/Getty Images Big sand castle In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices. Lately, sellers have lost their edge … Continue reading Sellers – Read This!

What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

~ could be good news, hopefully we can get more houses to help get these buyers a home to buy ~ What's behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers? All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among … Continue reading What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

~ not any CA cities, but if you are looking to move take a look at the list, get some ideas ~ American Cities Adding the Most Jobs © Thinkstock The United States nonfarm employment increased by 222,000 in May, as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4%. Unemployment remains close to its lowest … Continue reading American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Californians look for homes elsewhere

Californians look for homes elsewhere Posted by Carrie B. Reyes | Jun 22, 2017 | Home Sales, Real Estate News | 0 | California saw the highest share of homebuyers looking outside the state for their next home in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, according to Redfin. In Los Angeles, 88% of residents searched … Continue reading Californians look for homes elsewhere

Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

~ As prices rise and inventory drops, make sure you work your Realtor in pricing your home correctly ~ Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations Quicken Loans released its May National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) on Tuesday, which showed that, on a national average, homeowners estimated their house’s worth at a higher value … Continue reading Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

  Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos Improve your home’s shot at a sale by maximizing light, removing clutter and refreshing plants before the photo shoot   A house hunter’s first view of your property is often online, and if the photos accompanying your home’s listing don’t impress, you probably won’t … Continue reading Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

~ Especially when you are selling your house these are great things to look for and assess so you can list your home in it's best light! ~ The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells By Margaret Heidenry | Mar 30, 2017 Tim Platt/Getty Images There are two definitions of funky: 1) something that’s cool, … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

7 things that could turn off homebuyers

7 things that could turn off homebuyers ~ Click above for link for full list ~ <!-- --> C'mon, sellers, don't do this Morsa Images/Getty Images C'mon, sellers, don't do this When it's time to sell your home, you can invest a ton of time, energy and money into getting the place ready for sale. … Continue reading 7 things that could turn off homebuyers

What to Do When You Can’t Sell Your House

What to Do When You Can't Sell Your House Your options, from bad to worse. Not getting any offers on your home? Try these strategies. (iStockPhoto)  Your house is cursed. Not really, but you may think that if you have a home that's been on the market for a year or two – or more. … Continue reading What to Do When You Can’t Sell Your House