1) Do your homework – Do a full background check on the agent you want to hire and the company they are with. Look them up with the BBB & RICO (Regulated Industries Complaint Office) You are entrusting this person with a HUGE asset of yours. [Read more…]
The millennial generation makes up most of the buyers in the real estate market currently. Knowing what appeals to the millennial generation where home buying is concerned is a very smart move for anyone looking to sell or even to rent a home in the current real estate market. If you want your home to sell you need to have a product the buyer is looking for.
So what is the millennial generation?
The millennial generation, millennials for short, refers to anyone born between the years of 1981 through 2000. Millennials have and are growing up in a society with vast and rapidly advancing technology. They are used to a world with quick technology that produces quick results. Entertainment is important to millennials and many prefer an environment with many different options for entertainment available. [Read more…]
I’ve been in several homes lately where the homeowner has decided to simply redo their own cabinets. They’ve probably sanded them, repainted them, and then put a clear Coat of protected sealant on them.
While this is definitely the budget saving method, there are some drawbacks. If you are in the middle of deciding whether to repaint your kitchen cabinets or buy new ones, here are some things to consider. [Read more…]
You’ve probably seen those commercials where people have gone “nose blind” to odors in their home such as garbage, kitty litter, or cigarette smoke, but how do you know if you have become nose blind to your own odor?
Have you ever walked into someone’s house and immediately noticed a weird smell? You might have wondered if the homeowner can smell it too. But nope, they probably don’t. Nose blindness is a real thing according to psychologists and it’s very common.
Also called olfactory adaptation, nose blindness occurs when your nose detects an odor, determines it’s not a threat, and then shuts down the receptor for that odor. So it makes sense that smells that tend to linger often get forgotten about. So how do you make yourself more aware of your interior odors? [Read more…]
Lennar is one of our top homebuilders in the Contra Costa and Tri-Valley area and the recently have developed a new community called the Preserve Meadows. There are four distinctive floor plans to choose from with layouts from about 1950 ft.² to just over 2600 ft.². Layouts are up to four bedrooms, up to four bathrooms, and to Bay garages. They feature open concept living areas, great rooms, formal dining areas, gourmet kitchens, and huge center islands.
- Currently, pricing is from $1,068,000-$1,222,000.
These large, two-story homes feature a wide range of designs, customizations, and styles to choose from. The neighborhood is located at 5010 Feria Preserve Pkwy. in the heart of San Ramon. As of the publishing of this post, there were nine homes currently for sale and five move-in ready properties. Several are still under construction or ready to be built.
Residents are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and attended the Twin Creeks elementary school and the Iron Horse middle school. The community features tennis courts, basketball courts, sports fields, parks, and swimming pools close by with a clubhouse on-site.
Model showroom homes are currently available for viewing.
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The community is located just off of Interstate 680 with easy access to all the shops, restaurants, markets, and entertainment at the intersection of Crowe Canyon Road and the interstate. There’s a Safeway, Regal Cinemas, coffee shops, Home Depot, Staples, and several restaurants all within 2 to 3 minutes from most homes in Preserve.
We see them everywhere. On telephone poles, restaurant bulletin boards, posted on stakes on the street corner. Everywhere. You know what I’m talking about. They’re the signs with a phone number followed by “Cash For Your House” or ” We BUY ALL HOMES, Any condition for CASH.” These signs (often written with a sharpie on neon poster board) are targeting homeowners that are underwater or in distress in their mortgages. They’ve been popping up everywhere since the real estate and economic downturn of a just a few years ago. However, now that things are starting to turn around for real estate, we’re STILL seeing them…and homeowners are still thinking it may be the only way for them. [Read more…]
2019 is literally right around the corner, I mean, literally in less than 12 hours it will be 2019 and here I am blogging on the last day of 2018. 2019 is going to be a great real estate year and even though home prices are going up, they’re not going up so fast that buyers are not buying. However, one good thing for homebuyers is that you probably won’t have as much competition as buyers had over the last two years. Because home prices are going up, there just won’t be that many buyers, and many of those buyers have already purchased a home. So, what do you need to buy a house in 2019? Here’s my list. [Read more…]
I get it, most people are not thinking about selling their house two weeks before Christmas, but for those of you that are, there are things you can be doing today or at least this week that will prepare you for a great sale come the first of the year. You may not of talk to a real estate agent yet or even checked out current home prices, but there are things you could be doing before the end of the year that will set you up for home selling success if you plan on listing and selling come the first of the year. Here are four tips to preparing your house now for sale after January 1. [Read more…]
I love my clients and obviously couldn’t do this job without them, which is why I’m so grateful when one offers a warm word about their transaction.
“Dale worked with us for >2 years to find the right house for our family, and I couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience (and especially the home we ended up buying!). We started out on a tight budget and a particular city that we wanted to live in. Dale spent a lot of time with us upfront to draw out more aspects to the home that were important to us (location within the city, schools, etc.) — to help him further refine our search and to guide future efforts. Dale then toured homes with us, helped us do our due diligence, connected us with the perfect loan officer, put offers on homes, negotiated on our behalf, and ultimately secured a new home for our family. Dale did it all, and he did so with such responsiveness. I’d send him messages throughout the week and at all (reasonable) hours, and Dale would respond to my inquiries right away — even when traveling. And he did so without ever being pushy or taking us beyond what we were comfortable with. He focused on getting us the right house for our situation, and provided top-notch service in the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Dale to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Dale really does do it all, and he’ll help you find the right home for you and your family. Thank you, Dale!– Reviewer
Some deals are cut and dry, while others are extensive and can take months. Most of it is out of our hands due to a short sale or issues with sellers. I so appreciate the patience this client had when dealing with this purchase.
Buying your first home?
This is an exciting time! I LOVE helping people step foot into their very first house. Whether it’s a newly married couple, people that have been renting for years and now have the funds available for a down payment, or single people starting off in life. Families, college graduates, millennials, or even those that have never owned all their life and now finally are seeing the rewards of their years of hard labor, nothing beats helping first time home buyers achieve their goals of homeownership.
“I came across Dale on Zillow, completely by chance, and was so glad I did! As a first time homebuyer, I had no clue about the process and Dale walked me through everything, making sure all processes were completed on time. I had tons of questions on the stacks upon stacks of documents, and Dale took the time to highlight important points for me. We had a couple hiccups along the way with the other agent, but Dale was very proactive in following up to ensure things were executed smoothly. Highly highly recommend Dale (and his assistant Allie) if you are a first time homebuyer” – Glen E. Hayward CA
What about selling?
Selling can be stressful but with my proven system, detailed listings, and a tight strategy for marketing, we can get your home sold quickly for as much profit as the market can bear. It’s a great market right now and sellers are getting over asking price in several markets around San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton and other communities
What about investing?
I have worked with dozens of investors over the years and have the inside scoop on the best neighborhoods and communities and up and coming neighborhoods that would be ideal for renting out and building your investment portfolio. There are key numbers to look at when investing and to get the most ROI you must find the perfect house – I can help you do that.
So get started today and I hope YOU can be my next positive review! There is no greater compliment than a referral from friends! THANK YOU!!
So, we are now getting into the Christmas season and your house still hasn’t sold. You really want to decorate for Christmas but don’t want to go overboard. Is there a tasteful way to decorate for the holidays without offending potential buyers or making the house too cluttered? Yes! And were going to talk about some simple ways to make your home festive without covering up the bones of the house. Buyers still want to see the house as it is the other 11 months out of the year but you may not be able to close before Christmas, so you shouldn’t have to sacrifice decorations just because your house is on the market.