What to Do With Pets During Showings: Home Seller Advice
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by Sandy Jamison
29m ago
We love pets, and if you’re reading this, it seems like you do too. However, you also have a home show coming up and those two things don’t mix. There’s a simple home-showing concept that explains this. Your number one goal when staging a home is to present a clean slate, not reminiscent of past owners. Pets, cute and friendly as they are, do the opposite.  Luckily, there are plenty of ways to perfectly show a home, even if you have multiple pets.  Showing your home should not include showing your pets - Photo via Canva Why Do Realtors Suggest Removing Pets for Showings? Let’s soli ..read more
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How Sellers Handle Multiple Home Offers Successfully
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by Sandy Jamison
2d ago
Getting multiple offers on a home is the best-case scenario for a seller. It probably means you’ve done a few things correctly, like marketing and hosting an open house.  When you’ve got a handful of interested buyers trying to make offers, it’s a nice feeling. Your home is obviously showing value and potential. Assuming you’re seeing reasonable offers, what’s the best way to make the most profit?  Some home sellers could think, “Why not start a bidding war?” However, it’s not as easy as telling would-be buyers to pay more. Receiving multiple home offers takes careful assessment. Th ..read more
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The Benefits of Pre-Listing Home Inspections for Sellers
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by Sandy Jamison
5d ago
The buyer wants to know more about the home you’re selling, but so do you. This is what a pre-listing home inspection does for home sellers. As the name suggests, these are thorough checks for properties, done before listing. If it’s the first time hearing about pre-listing inspections, you may have questions. What are pre-listing inspections for, why should you pay for one, and how do you benefit? Of course, you probably already have a lot of things to do. This makes it even more important to know if pre-listing home inspection should be on your checklist.  Inspections aren’t as costly ..read more
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Attracting Millennial Buyers: What Sellers Need to Know
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by Sandy Jamison
1w ago
Unless you sell homes using a time machine, baby boomers aren’t your biggest customers these days. As the years pass, savvy home sellers adjust their tactics. Millennials are now one of the largest target groups of buyers and you need to be ready.  But, what do sellers need to change about their approach? In this article, that’s exactly what we’ll talk about. You’ll hear strategies from realtors like Sandy Jamison, who’s witnessed buyer demographics shifting firsthand. Her experience shows that millennial buyers are often more tech-savvy, green-leaning, and focused on value. But let’s go ..read more
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Securing Your Community: Practical Tips for a Safer Neighborhood
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by Sandy Jamison
1w ago
Image: Pexels A peaceful neighborhood forms the bedrock of quality life, providing a safe environment where families can thrive and individuals can relax without apprehension. Keeping our neighborhoods safe is getting harder as crime rates rise in many places. Solving this problem doesn't always require big changes to our security systems or spending a lot on advanced technology. Instead, getting the community involved and using simple, proactive security steps can really help in keeping our local areas safe. In this article, we will explore a range of actionable steps that can help fortify t ..read more
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California Closing Costs: How They Work & Who Pays
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by Sandy Jamison
2w ago
After the first few parts of buying a home, you reach the closing stage. Congratulations are due. Even though you’re close to finishing the transaction, the closing stage shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is the finale before the keys and home are yours. However, closing will bring certain costs for buyers and sellers that should be understood and factored in.  Sellers usually cover most of the closing costs, but buyers have to pay a percentage too. On both sides of the deal, the buyer and seller must understand the closing costs they are responsible for.  Now we’ll explain how closi ..read more
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The 5 Best Home Renovations That Add Value in 2024
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by Sandy Jamison
2w ago
Photo | Canva It’s an instinctual move to add value to something you own. There are many reasons that owners might renovate, update, and try to add value to their property.  Of course, there’s an obvious reason. When someone sells a home, adding value could mean more profit. If done correctly, a homeowner can maximize the margin between the cost of the renovation and the value it adds. This is the basic idea of flipping a home, by buying, renovating, and selling for a profit. Not all renovations return your investment, so plan carefully - Photo via Canva Whether you have invested or own ..read more
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New Home Checklist: First Things to Do When Moving Into a New Home
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by Sandy Jamison
2w ago
Getting ready to move into your new home? Congratulations, this is a really exciting time! However, as well as packing your stuff ready for the big moving day, there are some other important things to sort out before taking residence in your new home. Run through the guide below to make sure everything is in place for a hassle-free move and avoid any last-minute panics. Have a Walk-Through Before Closing We get it: you want to get those keys in your hand as soon as possible, but having a walk-through a day or two before closing is vital. Check everything is working (such as light switches, ta ..read more
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Choosing a Real Estate Agent: What to Look For and Expect
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by Sandy Jamison
3w ago
Photo via Canva A real estate agent is a professional person you can use to buy or sell a home.  The relationship between you and your real estate agent is mutually beneficial. For a homebuyer or seller, this should equate to the same result - more value.  Aside from the gains, realtors should help you sidestep potential problems. An agent has been through countless transactions, with all sorts of clients and properties. They’ll also have the support of their agency, which could easily have the combined experience of hundreds of years. But of course, these last few sentences only ap ..read more
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Dos and Don'ts of Open Houses in San Jose: Make Lasting Impressions
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by Sandy Jamison
1M ago
  Photo via Canva The open house is a vital bridge between a potential buyer and the keys to their new home.  Most of the time, San Jose open houses are mandatory steps that sellers must prepare for. Some first-timers might not be clear on what to expect. What level of cleanliness should the home be? Will the potential buyers be testing appliances and other features of the home? How long does an open house last? These are valid and necessary questions to have. Once you know how to have an open house, you’ll breeze through this step of your real estate transaction.  Before we go ..read more
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