Category Archives: Sellers

Single Family Home Prices Leap Forward In March

Median home prices take a 6 percent jump over February.

Recent statistics released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors showed the median price of single family homes in the Santa Clarita Is it time to refinance your home?Valley rose over 6% to $520,000.

To put this in better perspective, that’s a $30,000 increase in equity over February.

Homeowners in Santa Clarita have enjoyed steady growth in property value for the past 2 years when prices rebounded in 2013 along with a 14 percent overall rise throughout that year. 2014 saw a 12 percent increase in prices, and this year looks to continue in the same vein. read more

Foreclosures Drop To 2006 Levels

As the real estate market continues to flourish, we’re seeing an even bigger drop in homes lost to the bank.Short sales are down 82% over March of 2013

As 2015 moves forward, we’re continuing to see signs of a real estate rebound nationally, and especially here in Santa Clarita. Home prices climbed on average 12 percent last year, and we’re seeing continued value stabilization during the first quarter of this year when prices typically drop.

It wasn’t so long ago that many real estate agents (Ourselves included), had at least a noticeable percentage of our business come from distressed home buyers, many of whom were facing foreclosure by their lender. Last month, the SCV saw a total of 12 short sales on the market, with only 8 foreclosures being sold. read more

Accentuating The Positives When Selling Your Home

Making your home appealing to buyers isn’t as difficult, or expensive, as you might think.Home Staging Tips.

Congratulations! You’ve decided to sell your home. 

Now it’s time to make it presentable, and available, for potential buyers. While you might think it’s a daunting task, it can actually be relatively easy to “accentuate the positives.”

What is it that buyers are looking for when they walk into your home?

For the most part, home buyers are hoping to mentally visualize themselves living in what is currently your space. You can help make this happen by doing some early packing. Hey, you’re going to move anyway, so why not get some of those items out of the way now? read more

5 Things Sellers SHOULDN’T Do If They Want To Sell Their Home

Avoiding these misguided steps may hinder how quickly, or for how much, your home sells.

1. Over price your home.Making your home appealing to buyers

This is probably the most common mistake homeowners make when having their home listed for sale. It’s important that sellers grasp the concept of Fair Market Value, and how it pertains to home sales. Pricing your home competitively will bring buyers through your door. Those who think they can list their home at a price above what comparable homes are selling for are either ignoring their agent’s advice, or are getting bad advice from their agent. Contact us to find out more about pricing your home for a quick (and profitable) sale.  read more

Make Your Home Inviting To Buyers

More simple tips on providing a positive experience for buyers when they are previewing your home.

We know that, when listing your home for sale, it may be a bit of an inconvenience to have your home clean and ready at nearly any time of the Making your home appealing to buyersday to be previewed by a potential stream of buyers. Of course we also know that, the sooner a buyer makes up his mind to purchase your home, the sooner you can get back to your normal life (And get packing as well!).

Aside from pricing your home competitively and staging it to maximize the space and possibilities, here are a few other things to consider. read more

Beware Home Value Data From Automated Real Estate Sites

Sites such as Zillow and Trulia may not be giving you all the information you need to accurately price your home for sale.

There are so many modern conveniences we take for granted these days. As Realtors, our lives have been made much easier with advancements in technology that allow What is your home's value?us to more easily serve our buyers and sellers. Mobile data, up-to-date MLS listings, even electronic listing and purchase agreements save everyone time.

When it comes to your home’s value however, should you trust those automated sites? Is the “Zestimate” truly taking into consideration all factors that allow for accurately determining the value of your home? read more

Selling Your Home? Consider These Safety Requirements

Selling your home involves insuring it is safe for occupancy. What does the State say about “Point-of-Sale” requirements?

Congratulations! You’re selling  your home! Now the escrow process begins, and also the process of the potential back and forth negotiations Safety issues surrounding a home's sale.
as a result of the buyer’s right to a professional home inspection. Now, as a seller, you have choices regarding a buyer’s request for repairs that may come about as a result of the home inspection report, but there also may be issues you are required to correct as a condition of the sale.

The two “biggies” that need to be corrected before closing escrow.

According to the State of California, there are two “must haves” when it comes to point-of-sale requirements in a real property residential transaction. read more