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Preparing Your Home For Sale

Making the decision to sell your home can oftentimes be a stressful situation. Depending on your reasons to sell, you may need to move in a hurry, or, are using the timing as a perfect opportunity to make your move. Regardless of why you are choosing to sell, there is one proven way to make the process smoother and easier, for both you and your real estate agent. 

 

Home staging has been proven time and time again as the most effective way to sell your home quickly, and for top dollar. Homes that undergo “staging” typically sell in half the time. Amongst many of the beneficial reasons to stage your home, you may also experience; better / higher offers, buyers visualizing themselves living in your home, higher home

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Is Now a Good Time to Sell?

 

As many of us gear up for a new year in the real estate market, many questions come to mind. One of which that most owners consider is, “Is now a good time to sell?” While the answer may not be as simple as saying yes or no, there are some things to consider that may sway your decision on listing in the near future. 

 

According to Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist for Windermere, millennial buyers were expected to hit the market in a big way. While Matthew predicted that millennial would make up a large piece of the buying market in 2017, they only ended up contributing to 34% of buyers in the active market, actively seeking out lower priced locations and home. While they may not have boomed in 2017, Matthew

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Each year, the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR®) hosts its annual ceremony known as the “Award of Excellence” for San Diego Realtors. According to CircleofExcellenceSD.com, the Real Estate Circle of Excellence is awarded to “REALTORS® who have exemplified excellence amongst their peers are eligible for the one of SDAR’s long standing Awards of Excellence. These include REALTOR® of the Year, Broker of the Year, Office Manager of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Debuting this year we also have two new categories: Commercial Transaction of the Year and Commercial Broker of the Year.

 

The Recognition of Excellence in partnership with the Union Tribune® will honor the top producing REALTORS® in San Diego. These awards

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When you make the decision to sell your home, there are so many different things to consider. From timing the market to choosing the best listing price, selling your home requires a certain level of finesse and strategy. One crucial question to ask yourself before listing your home for sale should be - “What will buyers think when my home goes live?"

While some agents and owners opt for a pre-home inspection prior to going into escrow, another great way to get your home “showing” ready is to take care of the most obvious items in need of your attention. This is where home staging comes into play.

In the age of online presence, social media is booming, and has become a huge resource for agents to spread the word about their upcoming listings. One of

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) New Closing Regulations May Create Delays in Closing Your Escrows

Beginning October 3, 2015, the Good Faith Estimate (GFE), the HUD-1 and the Truth-in- Lending Act (TILA) disclosures will be replaced in most transactions by two new forms – the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure.  It is widely expected that the new forms and rules may create delays in closing. In light of this possibility, we offer some general advice.

The new forms are designed to aid the consumer in comparison shopping, improve consumer understanding and prevent surprises at the closing table.

The main problem with the new forms and rules is the potential for delays in closing. Although it is not for certain, it is widely

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 Fastest Growing Franchise Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

 

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) in Southern California is a brokerage catching fire.  In the past month they have named a new Broker of Record, added over 40 new agents, were nominated as “Most Innovative” by Inman News, seen agent production soar and broken ground on a new office. WHE is currently the fourth largest residential real estate brokerage in San Diego based on sales volume. The company currently has a rolling 12-month sales volume of $990 million and this year, they expect to hit $1 billion.   In two short years, they have grown the company to 8 offices and over 300 agents with future expansion on the horizon.  This record growth has earned them the title of “Fastest Growing

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Rick Sauer believes in staging and will cover the costs!When potential buyers first enter your home, it is the first impression that will stay with them when considering purchase. When buyers are typically looking at multiple homes in the same day, making your home memorable can be done with strategic staging. You are helping the buyer to see the potential without leaving it up to their imagination. If a home is empty without furniture it can be difficult for some buyers to imagine themselves living in it.

What is a home stager? A home stager is similar to an interior decorator. They have expertise on choosing colors, fabrics and furniture and arranging them to have the best, most functional appeal.

Why should I stage my home? According to the Real Estate Staging Association®, professionally listed

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In two years company has grown to over 300 agents in seven offices

(PRWEB) July 06, 2015

OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate, announced today that San Diego-based Windermere Homes & Estates is expected to reach $1 billion in sales in its second year in business, making it the fastest growing franchise group within Windermere’s 300 office network.

In July 2013, Windermere Homes & Estates co-owners, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding, opened their first office in Santaluz with 0 agents. Twenty-four months later, they’ve opened six additional offices and recruited more than 300 agents with plans for future expansion.

“When Brian and I opened our first Windermere office two years ago, we agreed that our main focus

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On April 18th, 2015 Windermere Homes & Estates hosted a military appreciation carnival supporting a non-profit organization called STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) to reach out and support our local military families. The carnival was at Hilltop Community Park in Rancho Penasquitos with a total of 300 attendees from STEP and 130 volunteers from Windermere Homes & Estates. Windermere Homes & Estates facilitated a donation drive at their 7 offices and collected 21 crates of essential items and donated over $12,000 to STEP to help military families in need. The military families who attended the carnival were able to pick up all items and enjoy all the festivities, which included a petting zoo, carnival games, live music, BBQ, cotton candy, snow cones,

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Barbara Stuart of Windermere Homes & Estates has earned the title of “top individual agent” out of the entire company for 2014.

Barbara has 31 years of San Diego real estate sales expertise and has been a consistent top producer year after year. Although she has closed real estate transactions all over San Diego County, she specializes in home sales along the I-15 corridor.

In 2014, Barbara closed 24 real estate transactions resulting in over $17 million in local home sales.

She has also been named a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent, best in client satisfaction, and is a six year winner. The designation is awarded to just 7% of real estate agents in any market area.

Co-owner/Broker Rich Johnson is so happy that Barbara chose to work with

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