The Problem With Selling For Sale By Owner in San Diego

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Many people think they can sell their home themselves and just forego the agent commission. Ultimately it's up to you, but today we want to share why doing a For Sale By Owner is not the smartest move.
  • Paperwork: You can hire an attorney to take care of the mountain of paperwork you'll have to sort through, but it will cost you a whole lot more than an agent. Taking care of all the paperwork by yourself will take a whole lot of time, and who has that?
  • Liability: I've been in real estate for about 20 years and have about 1,000 sales under my belt. I've learned a lot in those years, including how to avoid a lawsuit. Liability can come back to hurt you if anything changes in a transaction.
  • Price: You may have done all the research possible to put a price on your home, but online home evaluations will only get you so close to the right number. Pricing your home accurately is of the utmost importance when selling, and the best way to make that happen is with an agent.

These are just a few reasons why selling without the help of an agent can be a risky endeavor. If you have any questions about how to avoid the pitfalls of a For Sale By Owner, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you!

Why Do You Need a Lock Box in San Diego?

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Lock boxes make showing your home easy and stress-free. Unfortunately, the ones sold at Home Depot and Lowes aren't as good as the ones that Realtors use.

Agents usually use a lock box that requires both a key card and a code to enter the home. These key cards are pretty high-tech, so they can track who has been in and out of the home. They also offer much greater security.

A lock box will also bring in more qualified buyers to your home because a listing agent will always be showing the homes to the very best buyers. A lock box also allows ease of access for your listing agents and their buyer clients. You don't have to be home to let them inside, and you hardly have to worry about showings with a lock box.

Overall, a lock box makes selling your home easier, and it improves the security of your property.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would be very happy to speak with you!

How We Helped Cecilia Orencia Find Her Investment Property Quickly

How we helped Cecilia Orencia find her investment property quickly:

"I worked with him twice and he helped us buy a property that was for investment purposes, the last one, and that worked out wonderfully and before that he helped us purchase a primary residence and that worked out great too. For the investment property, it was a very last minute, quick deal and he was available above and beyond. He made and coordinated appointments with the sellers’ agent and the walk-through's and all of that. He was available at the drop of a dime, basically, since it was such a short amount of time that we had. He was available, whenever we needed him, and was able to pull all of the parties that were involved together to get the deal done.”

Three Key Factors for Selling Your Home in San Diego

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Today I'm going to help you P.A.C. for your home sale. This is an acronym I use with my sellers and it stands for price, accessibility, and condition.
Price is of the utmost importance when you're selling in this market. Some people never go as far as saying that your price is your biggest piece of marketing and advertising. If you price too high, sellers will ignore you. If you price too low, you'll leave money on the table.

Accessibility is also crucial when you sell your home. You need to be flexible because buyers will want to see your home at all times of the day. Your home won't sell if buyers cannot come and give it a look. You're going to have to make some sacrifices if you want to sell for top dollar.
Condition is the last piece of the puzzle. Your home needs to be in excellent condition if you want it to sell fast. Buyers want to see homes in turn-key condition where they don't have to worry about making any repairs upon moving in. Go to model homes and take notes on what you see. Open your windows, turn on all of the lights, air out your home, and please tidy up!
If you follow these three steps, you have a very good chance of selling quickly and for top dollar in San Diego. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

What's Happening with the San Diego Real Estate Market?

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As we enter into the Holiday season, it's actually a really great time to be a home buyer. Not too many people are selling at this time and we're also in a buyer's market.

This means that you'll have your pick of homes and there will not be a lot of other buyers competing for homes against you. On top of this, interest rates are ultra-low right now. You have an opportunity to save thousands of dollars in interest payments over the lifetime of your loan.

Some homes are overpriced, which causes them to sit on the market and sell for less money. This is great for buyers and you should consider taking advantage of these unique market conditions.

If you've been on the fence about buying, I urge you to jump off the fence and buy while your affordability is at its peak.

If you have any questions about the San Diego real estate market, please don't hesitate to contact me!