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Wednesday, May 18, 2022   /   by Tara Turner

How Can You Improve Your Home's Value?

How Can You Improve Your Home's Value?
 Buyers generally seek the least expensive home in the best neighborhood they can handle. So you want to present a home that fits in a neighborhood but doesn't stand out too much.
For example, if neighbors are all 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3,000 square feet, additions that make your home 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and 4,000 square feet will make yours harder to sell. 
Improvements should make it stand well and fit well in the neighborhood. Last minute capital investments and large structural changes aren't likely to pay off, but cosmetic upgrades like paint and landscaping will help your home show better and do pay off. Of course all systems and appliances should work to get a top price. 
To make your home competitive and attract buyers and bids, work with a professional real estate agent and start early. 
If you have any questions relating to buying or selling a home, please give us a call at 909-255-1070.
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Thursday, May 5, 2022   /   by Tara Turner

Why Use a Realtor When Selling Your Home? Updated.

Selling a home can be a daunting task, but hiring a Realtor is a great way to navigate through many of the potential obstacles you will face.
A Realtor will handle all of the details for you and can help you sell your home faster and for a better price. Setting a realistic asking price is the first step. Your Realtor has the most accurate market information. They know what homes are actually selling for in your area, and can educate you on homes for sale that your home will be competing against. 
A Realtor will expose your home to the widest selection of potential buyers by professionally advertising your property and by marketing your home through all of the other Realtors in your area. 
A Realtor can assist you when it comes time to negotiate with buyers and can help you evaluate the relative merits of competing offers. 
There is always a load of paperwork required to close the transaction. A Realtor is knowledgeable about these issues and skilled at resolving ...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022   /   by Tara Turner

How is a Home Marketed?

Every home and market is a unique situation. Good marketing plans are specific to both, but every plan will include preparation, pricing, and marketing activities. 
Preparation takes time, typically months. Homes must be in show condition, with all repairs and upgrades complete, and all photos and videos completed before the home goes on the market. 
Pricing likewise should be planned in advance. Your broker will advise on both the best price and the best terms, which include closing costs and seller credits, to balance sales speed with sales price. 
Once the home is on the market, it will be quickly entered in the MLS and will show up in internet searches performed by agents and buyers. 
Your real estate agent will advise other marketing activities including advertising, signage, showing, and open house events. So make the best of your situation. 
If you have any questions relating to buying or selling a home, please give us a call at 909-255-1070.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022   /   by Tara Turner

The Upside to Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home means selling your current home to purchase a smaller and likely less expensive home. Whatever the underlying reasons may be for downsizing, there are many positive benefits. 
Financially, downsizing can reduce your monthly payments or even eliminate your mortgage. Ongoing maintenance expenses and utility costs for heating, cooling, and electricity can also be reduced by hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year. 
Having a smaller home to maintain can lower your stress level and it can also afford you the means to enjoy life to the fullest, giving you extra time to relax, travel, or improve and expand relationships with family and friends. 
Many factors come into play when deciding exactly home much home you need,. and sometimes smaller is better.
If you have any questions relating to buying or selling a home, please give us a call at 909-255-1070.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022   /   by Tara Turner

What Are Real Estate Escape Clauses?

Most real estate contracts contain contingency clauses that allow the buyer or seller to end the transaction without a penalty if certain conditions cannot be met. These are commonly referred to as escape clauses. Here are the three most common real estate contingencies that include escape clauses. 
A home inspection contingency gives the buyer the right to have the home inspected within a specified time period. This protects the buyer by allowing them to cancel the contract or negotiate repairs based on the findings of a professional home inspector. 
A financing clause stipulates that the offer is contingent on the buyer obtaining financing on the property within a set period of time and delivering a written loan commitment to the seller. 
In cases where the buyer must sell their current home first, a home sale contingency gives the buyer a specified amount of time to sell and settle their current home to finance the new one. 
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Stein Team Realty - Keller Williams College Park
Mitchell Stein Dre# 02081632
2440 W Arrow Route #5C
Upland, CA 91786
DRE# 01885348

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