Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Pay Off Your Loan At Lightning Speed 

Did you know that less than 20 percent of U.S. homeowners have 50 percent equity or more in their homes? After reviewing the terms of your mortgage. It may seem like it will take forever to pay it off, But paying off your mortgage early is not impossible. By making a few simple changes you will soon be on the road to becoming mortgage - free.. pay off continued

5 steps to Deciding How Much Homeowners Insurance You Need!

Making sure you're not buying too much or too little homeowners insurance can be difficult, but not impossible. Over Under Insured? click here

How Can i Avoid Common Home Buyer Mistakes

There are some common mistakes that home buyers regularly make but that are easy to avoid if you know what to look out for... Home Buyer Mistakes Continued

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#Serious #Sellers Must See This

Anybody Can Put a For Sale Sign on Their Yard.. But a Professional Gets it SOLD!!

Is the agent on line? Social Media? google his / her name to see their marketing techniques.. example (DanTheRealEstateMan). 

With 92% of homebuyers starting their house hunting on line and don't expect them to get in the car to see your home if the online listings aren't compelling.. Lots of exterior and interior pictures. 

A VIRTUAL TOUR  creates the most buyer interest and will generate the most activity and buyer inquiry on your home, as a result your home sells faster and for a higher price..  LaPalmaVirtualTour

This separates a lot of real estate agents who just aren't interested and shy away from any extra expense on their part to generate a higher volume of activity which leads to faster sale for the client (homeowner). 

Beat the competition with the condition of your home, consider having a termite inspection in advance, this will eliminate any sudden surprises when the inspection is ordered during escrow. 

Have a home inspection done up front before you open an escrow even though this is negotiable and is usually a buyer cost the home inspection if already done and any questionable items are taken care of will eliminate a potential headache for both the buyer and the seller especially is you the seller have already made an offer or are very interested in another property. Having it taken care of in advance will be a big relief for both parties and the selling process will go a lot smother.   Is a Home Inspection Important    

A lot more can be said for curb appeal and interior condition but for now the Virtual Tour (only if the home has been staged property and excess furniture / Pictures on walls / clutter has been remove )

Home Inspection are considered high priority in generating good quality buyers and activity and a HASSLE FREE ESCROW.. Which leads to a great Selling Experience.. Any Questions Please Don't Hesitate To Send Me A Comment. 

Knowing The Value Of Your Home Is Key To Your Decision Making

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Real Estate News That You Can Use

Know Your Home Value Is KEY To Your Decision Making

HomeViewers: Keeping You Informed

5 New and Improved Ways to Protect Your Home

The best way to keep your family safe is to install an alarm system. New innovations in home security have made older alarm packages nearly obsolete.. 

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Great Home Theater Projectors 

You'll need to select one of the best home theater projectors if you're planning to build a state-of-the-art movie room in your home. The right projector depends on factors such as lighting and room size, plan your space and then choose a brand and model accordingly. These are the seven best home theater projectors on the market right now, so decide on a make that will help you create a comfortable place for you and your family to kick back and relax..full article   

Bring These 5 Features of a Chef's Kitchen Home

Where do you start in trying to decide how to improve your kitchen? How can you make yourself a more efficient cook? Click through for some tips on adding professional touches when you're considering a remodel..full article:

Monday, November 7, 2016

HomeViewers_Real Estate News :

HomeViewers News You Can Use

What Are Your Light bulbs Costing You? 

Are you choosing the right light bulbs for your home? It would seem to be a purchase that would require a lot of thought, but bulbs are something you should consider. click through to learn about these taken for granded purchases: Full Article

Is A Mother _ In_Law Suite Right for You?

If the possibly of having to care for your elderly parent is in the future, one option - is a mother_in _ law suite. What if you can't afford to move them into a retirement or care facility? If you haven't looked into a home with a mother _ in _ law suite, maybe you should take a look at a house with an add-on apartment. Full Article

Smart Tips for Buying A Fixer_Upper:

Buying a fixer-upper sounds great, and on TV they make it look like a sweet deal. But is it really? Fixer upper can be a diamond in the rough, or they can be huge money pits that swallow up all your hard earned $ dollars. You will have a better chance of making a success of it if you follow these 10 Full Article

5 Reasons Your Home Insurance Premiums Went Up
Wondering why your home insurance premiums spiked last month? Or just interested in cautionary facts about the inner working of home insurance? Home insurance premiums are an important part of homeownership. So what are the reasons for insurance premiums going up?
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Over 1000 Closed Escrows

Sold Full Price

Monday, November 9, 2015

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4 Ways to Improve Your Home's Energy With Feng Shui

Wondering what feng shui is all about? We explain how it works. Click the full article right below here to learn how to create a positive energy flow in your home. click link above for more 

8 Holiday Home Security Reminders

The holidays, with high-end purchases and time away from home, can make your residence vulnerable to break-ins. Click the full article right below here to learn about a few simple security reminders that can provide you with added protection and peace of link above for more

Trending Floor Options to Spice Up Your Living Space

Wood, carpet and linoleum aren't the only options available in the flooring world. Click the full article right below here to learn about a couple of other flooring options right now. click link above for more 

Get To Know Your Neighborhood

Get the inside scoop on  your neighborhood--or any neighborhood--and see data about everything from schools to household income. It all starts by clicking the link above for more

It's Winter -- Time to Think about Planting!

A well-placed and attractively manicured garden can make you the pride of the neighborhood, and even give you a good return on investment when selling a home -- but you have to plan well in advance. Click the full article right below here to get started this winter on planning a great garden. click link above for more

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HomeViewers Selling Tips 3

How to Sell Your Home Faster
and For More Money!

 In the previous issue # 1 & 2, I talked about the interior and exterior condition 
of your home, but one very import thing to consider is a home inspection. 

In the Residential Purchase Agreement _ RPA page 5 # 12 A. it reads as follows.
A. Buyer's acceptance of the condition of, and any other matter affecting the 
Property, is a contingency of this Agreement as specified in this paragraph
and paragraph 14B. Within the time specified in paragraph 14B(1) Buyer
shall have the right, at Buyer's expense unless otherwise agreed, to conduct 
inspections, investigations, test, surveys and other studies ("Buyer Investigations") 
etc.. etc. 

Paragraph 14 B (1) Buyer Has 17 days (or     ) Days AFTER ACCEPTANCE, 
unless otherwise agreed in writing, to: 
Complete all buyer investigations, review all disclosures, reports, etc.. etc. 

This is normally a buyers cost but if you don't want any surprises two weeks
into escrow and or give the buyer an excuse to back out of the sale. An already
done and completed home inspection sets your home apart from the competition 
and puts the (most likely ) first time buyer at ease knowing that a licensed
bonded home inspection service has been completed.

This could be a huge advantage to you as a seller negotiating a good price 
and feeling confident that their will most likely not be any significant 
issues coming up during the escrow process. 

And no this isn't all, While your at it (and most likely the inspection will mention it) 
you might as well get a licensed Termite Company out for a FREE estimate. 
I often hear from a client as I'm preparing their home for sale is "How much does 
it cost to fumigate my home"? 

From previous experience, (and I've closed over 1000 escrows) if you the home 
owner call a termite company direct they already know that in the back of your 
mind your thinking fumigation 

This may or most likely need not be necessary.. when all the property really
 needs is some wood replacement or some dry rot issues. When I call the termite
company to come out on an inspection and between you and me we don't agree
with the report (estimate)  I'll get a 2nd opinion which could be a significant
saving to you. 

Case in point. I recently had an inspection on one of my listings in Cypress which
came in over $ 3500 dollars and mentioned in the report some questionable items
so the seller and I agreed on having a 2nd opinion and it came in at $ 2200 and 
pointed out the questionable issues on the first report where irrelevent .  

Notice To Sellers

I recommend that you DO NOT DISCUSS the following types of information
with any BUYERS / Real Estate Agents, regardless of whom they represent, 
other than your Listing Agent:

1.  Reason for Selling
2. Willingness to consider an offer less than the listing price
3. What price would you accept?
4. Where are you relocating too? 
4. Or any other confidential information..

The best answer to any confidential information is contact my Real Estate Agent
and I'll discuss it along with your offer. 


Friday, August 14, 2015

HomeViewers Selling Tips # 2

How to Sell Your Home Faster
and for More Money!

The Following will guide you step by step through the process of preparing
your home for sale to achieve the highest possible sales price in the least amount
of time. I'll concentration on these six areas: (1) Repairing, (2) Cleaning,
(3) Neutralizing, (4) Space Management, (3) Neutralizing, (4) Space Management
(5) Odors, and (6) Staging

I often come across a home that the seller is getting ready to put on the market
and my appointment might be 3 to 5 days away but when I arrive the house
is a mess. this is the typical seller explanation in three words. "it's lived in"
But I'm thinking, OK, then you're expecting a "Lived In Price"? and I think we
all know what the answer to that is. 

This makes it difficult because my # 1 objective is to negotiate the best possible 
price for my clients. 

1. The rule of thumb is, if something needs repair, Fix it! If there are things in
your home that you have simply become used to over time … that may not be
working properly that you have been promising yourself that you will attend to. 

The buyer will mentally add the cost of repairing the items of those minor
flaws and end up with an amount that is generally much higher than what
it would cost you to do the repairs.
2. Check all walls for peeling paint and loose wallpaper.
3. Large repairs: In today’s climate of open disclosure 
and vigilant professional home inspections, the rule is

“Treat a buyer as you would yourself.” Repair any
problems with major systems or offer an allowance
for the buyer to make repairs after closing. Always
disclose anything that you know about the property.
Having been a consumer myself, I know that buyers
will more readily make a purchase decision with someone whom they can trust. 


4. Every area of the home must sparkle and shine! Each hour spent will be well worth it. Would you rather buy a clean car or one that you would have to detail?
5. Clean all windows, inside and out. This helps make the 
house sparkle.
6. Clean all wall - to - wall carpeting and area rugs. 
Clean and polish linoleum, tile and wooden floors.
7. Clean and polish all woodwork if necessary.
Pay particular attention to kitchen and bath cabinets.
8. Clean and polish all light fixtures.


9. Be cautious about selecting colors when painting or replacing
carpeting. Your objective here is to make your home appeal to the
largest possible buying segment. Ask yourself, “How many of the
available buyers would be able to move into your home with their
furniture and not have to replace the carpeting?”
Position your home on the market to be as livable to as many 
people as possible.
10. Forget your personal taste. The “market” is always demand - driven!
The average buyer will have a hard time looking beyond blue carpeting 
and bold wallpaper.
Consider replacing unusual or bold colors with neutral tones. 
The coats of white paint (semi gloss) may be the best investment you ever made. 


This involves creating the illusion of more space.
11. Arrange furniture to give the rooms as spacious 
a feeling as possible.
Consider removing furniture from rooms that are crowded. 
If necessary, store large items.
Example: Remove extra dining table leaf and chair (s) to give the impression of a larger dining room area… etc. 

12. Pack up collectibles… both to protect them and to give the room a more spacious feel. Leave just enough accessories to give the home a personal touch. Dispose of unneeded items.
13. Remove all clutter and make it a habit to pick up clothing, shoes, and personal possessions each day for possible showings.
14. Empty closets of off - season clothing and pack for the move. Organize them to demonstrate the most efficient use of space. Leave as few items on the floor or shelves as possible.
15. Use light to create a sense of space. All drapes should be open. Turn on all of the lights throughout the home before a showing, and be sure to replace any burned out light bulbs!

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16. A clean smelling house creates a positive image in the buyer’s mind. Be aware of any odors from cooking, cigarettes, pets, etc. that may have adverse effects on potential buyers. Remember that some people are much more sensitive to odors than others. Smokers rarely notice the odor of tobacco that fills their homes, and pet owners may be oblivious to cat and 
dog odors. 
17. If smoking or cooking odors have permeated your home, have your carpets and furniture cleaned, and air out or dry clean your drapes. 
18. Mildew odors are another no - no. Don’t allow wet towels to accumulate in hampers or dirty laundry to pile up in closets.
19. Recent studiess have shown that humans have strong, positive responses to certain smells. Cinnamon, fresh flowers, breads baking in the oven are all excellent ways to enhance your property for sale.

20. The effect of a vase of flowers, an open book on the coffee table, a basket of birch logs by the fireplace a scented candle can make the difference in a room.
21. The use of brightly colored pillows in a wing chair or a throw blanket on a couch can add dimension to a sterile room.
22. Add light to your rooms and maybe even replace heavy curtains with sheer white panels. Never apologize for things you cannot change. The buyer will either decide to accept or reject the property regardless of the words you say. You must present your home in the best possible way with complete honesty.
23. Remove most of the family photos from the wall (s) especially in the hallways and entry.

I know this was lengthy but it was very necessary: to help with your clean up 
here's a service that I've used on a number of occasions .  (they're not aware of my referring them) Tracy Elite Maid Service:   Tracys@EliteMaid.Com 714: 541.4848  

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