Real Estate

Video: The Five P’s of Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted on July 10, 2019 by James Florence

SONOMA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When it comes to preparing your home for market, a professional’s guidance can help you make a strong impression. To learn more, we’re in Sonoma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Sheila Deignan, Realtor with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate | Wine Country Group.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Sheila Deignan: Hi. I wanted to share a tip for you when preparing your home for sale. Sellers usually get overwhelmed about what to do. And so I’ve broken it down. One of my steps into the five Ps. And the first one, you want to pare down, which is always the hardest, because we always have more stuff than we ever want. Read more

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Video: Revisiting Sale Properties

Posted on July 03, 2019 by James Florence

SONOMA — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re looking to buy a home, one simple step can help ensure a smart purchase. To learn more, we’re in Sonoma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Sheila Deignan, Realtor with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate|Wine Country Group.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Sheila Deignan: Hi. I have a tip to share for buyers looking for properties. And I would suggest for buyers to really check out the property at different times of the day. Because light, how the noise of the neighborhood, the cars around, just how are you going to feel about it makes the biggest difference. So, I really say go in the morning, Read more

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4 Tips for Your Home Search

Posted on July 03, 2019 by James Florence

SONOMA — Buying a new home is a big decision, to say the least, so you should do everything in your power to ensure a wise choice. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Know what you want. Don’t go into your home search blindly—make a list of what you’re looking for in advance. This will also enable your Realtor to fine-tune your home search to reflect your specific needs and preferences.

Get a feel for properties. If you find a property you like, be sure to visit it at different times of day. Attributes like light and sound often differ throughout the day, so in order to get an accurate feel for the property, Read more

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The Five P’s of Preparing Your Home for Sale

Posted on July 03, 2019 by James Florence

SONOMA — Preparing your home for sale can be overwhelming—after all, with the many tasks that need to be done, it’s often difficult to know what to prioritize. To simplify things, I’ve broken down the process into five P’s:

Pare down

This is one of the hardest steps in the process, but it’s also one of the most important. No one likes the look of a cluttered space, so in order to present your home for sale, you’ll need to downsize and minimize. On the plus side, you’ll have less to deal with when you move!

Paint

As far as staging measures go, painting provides the most bang for your buck. Read more

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Video: Additional Advantage of a Real Estate Agent

Posted on May 17, 2019 by James Florence

SANTA ROSA — Sarah Rutan: A real estate agent can help you buy or sell a home, but that’s not the only advantage they can provide. To learn more, we’re with Sarah Furmankiewicz of MikkiMoves Real Estate, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mikki Cardoza.

Sarah Furmankiewicz: A realtor is more than someone who just opens the door for you. We can connect you with people to help you get through the buying process. So, through our time in real estate, we have gotten to know contractors, escrow officers, lenders, painters, anybody you’re going to need to know to help you close a deal comfortably, and after you close a deal, Read more

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Video: Utilizing Your Purchasing Power in Real Estate

Posted on May 17, 2019 by James Florence

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When preparing to buy a home, it’s important to get an understanding of your purchasing power and how to utilize it. To learn more, we’re with Erica Frey of MikkiMoves Real Estate, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mikki Cardoza.

Erica Frey: What is your purchasing power, and why is it important? Your purchasing power is the preapproval amount from the lender, so make sure you know what you can afford to shop and the right price range. You might be surprised by how much you qualify for. Be in a ready and confident position when you find your dream home. Read more

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Video: The Value of a Dedicated Real Estate Agent

Posted on May 17, 2019 by James Florence

SANTA ROSA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When hiring a real estate agent, one trait you should look for is a dedicated disposition. Today we’re in Santa Rosa with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mikki Cardoza of MikkiMoves Real Estate to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mikki Cardoza: Hey, everybody, did you know that it’s super-important to find the right realtor for you? There are a lot of choices out there, but do find somebody, interview. It’s okay to interview for your real estate agent. Interview for somebody that you get along with, that you can trust. That person will get to know your likes, your dislikes. They’ll know your financial situation. Read more

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