6 Best DIY Tips

You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars to make your home more presentable to sell! Check out these simple DIY Tips

1. PRETEND TO BE A BUYER AND PULL UP TO YOUR HOUSE
Imagine you’re seeing your home for the first time. Make sure it looks clean and inviting by clearing the sidewalks, and trimming or updating the landscaping.

Pro Tip: Buyers are naturally drawn to unique front doors, so consider painting yours a complementary, fresh color like teal, red or yellow.

2. POWER WASH THE EXTERIOR
Instead of repainting your home, try powerwashing it to freshen the exterior. Paint the trim (preferably white) to give it an extra pop.

Exception: If your home is red or brown, you may want to consider
repainting it. Those are the least popular colors for potential buyers. The most popular home exterior colors are white and yellow.

3. PAINT ONLY WHAT’S NEEDED INSIDE
Try to avoid repainting every room, if you can. Focus on touching
up the areas with scuffs (door frames especially) or holes from previous wall hangings.
Exception: It’s important that your wall colors be neutral so buyers can see your home as a clean slate. If you have bold or loud walls, repaint the rooms so they don’t stand out. And yes, this includes kids’ rooms.

4. WASH YOUR WINDOWS                                                              Buyers “love” light and there’s no easier way to add light to a room than to make sure the windows are clean. Be sure to wash both inside and outside, and consider hiring a professional if you have
hard-to-reach windows.
Pro Tip: You’ll save money and see less streaking when you use newspaper instead of paper towels.

5. QUICK KITCHEN UPDATES
Buyers love an updated kitchen, but it’s not worth your money to gut the whole thing. If you have old wooden cabinets, consider painting them white, and adding new hardware and a chic backsplash. If your lighting fixtures scream mid-90’s, replace them with inexpensive modern versions.
Pro Tip: The cheapest way to create a modern look in an outdated
kitchen is to replace your countertops with — gasp! — laminate. While your current laminate is probably outdated, a variety of
fresh laminate countertop options are available at a fraction of the cost of marble or granite.

6.THE GARAGE IS NOT A DUMPING ZONE!
The last thing you want potential buyers to think is that you don’t have enough storage in your home. If need be, rent a storage unit for any furniture or boxes that don’t fit easily in your home and garage. Buyers may need a certain number of garage spaces for their vehicles or even a boat, so it’s important they see each stall ready for use.

PLUS: WHAT’S NOT WORTH FIXING?
Unless you’re planning to stay in your home for a few years, don’t
bother with an addition or attic upgrade, home office revamp, swimming pool or full kitchen remodel. These projects will cost more than they’ll earn you back upon resale. As long as your list price matches the condition of your home you will be set up for a quick sale & for top dollar.

 

 

4th Annual Surf City Charity Golf Classic

Come out for some Golf, Food, & Drinks!

Keller Williams Huntington Beach is putting on our 4th Annual Charity Golf Event! All proceeds go to several wonderful charities including Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Marines 1/1 Foundation, The First Tee, and more.

There will be a Silent Auction, Putting Contest, Helicopter Ball Drop, Dinner, & Awards!

Don't miss out on this wonderful event supporting some great causes. Visit https://surfcitygolf2017.accelraising.com/event for more information or to register for the Golf Tournament.

 

October Market Update

Single Family Homes

Holidays are approaching! We all know that means the motivated houses sell + the less motivated come off the market. Sellers, NOW IS THE TIME! There are many qualified buyers who didn't get into their new homes over the summer + are looking to buy NOW. With inventory + interest rates still low, the opportunity to sell for the most amount of money is still upon us. Ask us for a free home evaluation to see what your home is worth or simply click the button below. Although still a sellers market under 1 million, homes are sitting a little longer than over the summer time (on average 20-25 days). We can't stress enough how important pricing your home correctly is! Starting your price high with a goal of meeting somewhere in the middle isn't usually the best strategy, statistics show that sellers generally LOSE more money when they overprice than when they value price or price at fair market value.

Condos + Townhomes

With just over 1300 active properties in Orange County, and 873 properties closing last month, it's safe to say we are still in a seller's market! The demand is still strong, homes aren't lasting on the market very long (on average under 20 days). It is a great time to trade up to a bigger home with interest rates still low + having the opportunity to maximize on your investment. With the right pricing + marketing, we are confident we will get you top dollar for your home. Check out our website or ask us about our Price Integrity Guarantee.

Just Listed!

5821 Westmoreland Circle, Westminster

4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 1617 SqFt

$629,000

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For Sale!

1534 Margarita Dr, Redlands

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2704 SqFt

$629,000

Closing This Month!

3195 Cape Verde Place, Costa Mesa

3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 2637 SqFt 

$1,750,000

September Market Update

Single Family Homes

We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend & enjoyed some good times with friends & family! Getting back to business... Looking at the statistics this morning, supply & demand is still holding to its guns. Single Family Homes are still in a Seller's Market up until you hit that $1.1 mark, above that the demand is only at a 32% which has been consistent over the last 3 months. Although demand isn't high for luxury homes, prices have NOT dropped from this time last year. 

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Condos + Townhomes

As Summer approaches it's end, the demand for Condos & Townhouses are slowly decreasing, but not by much. It is still a Seller's Market, so there is still time to sell & get top value for your home! If you've been thinking about growing your family, or maybe just need a little more space, check out our website or call us and ask about our Trade-Up Program. 

For Sale!

1534 Margarita Dr. Redlands

4 Bed / 3 Bath / 2704 SqFt

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In Escrow!

3195 Cape Verde, Costa Mesa

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Sold!  

2219 E Hoover, Orange

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August Market Update

Single Family Homes

Historically speaking, overpricing homes seem to be the trend among Sellers. But did they know exactly what they we're doing to themselves in the long run? Likely not. In the graph below you see the average amount of days homes sit on the market. In 2014 all through the middle of 2016 homes were overpriced by 4% to 5% causing them to sit on the market for 50+ days. Towards the mid-end of 2016 Sellers started to catch on to value pricing, in order to grab the attention of buyers in different price ranges. In May of this year, the Average Days on Market for Single Family Homes in Orange County was 15 days! We haven't seen home's go that quickly on average in over 7 years. Pricing your home in a way that will attract the most amount of buyers, in the least amount of time, will guarantee your sale. Along with the correct marketing strategy of course. 

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Condos + Townhomes

The market for homes under $600,000 is still a competitive market . These summer months the demand has consistently stayed over 100% and homes have been flying off the market. This May was the quickest selling month in years, with the Average Days on Market for Condos & Townhouses at 11 days. 

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Just Listed!

1534 Margarita Dr. Redlands

4 bed // 3 bath // 2704 sqft

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In Escrow!

13046 Burns Lane, Redlands

3 bed // 2 bath // 2293 sqft

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SOLD!  

17151 Corbina Ln, Huntington Beach

2 bed // 2 bath // 1178 sqft

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SOLD!

19941 Katy Way, Corona

4 bed // 2 bath //1542 sqft

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