June 18, 2008

How Can Feng Shui Improve Your Home Staging Results?

Home staging (the art of preparing your home for sale and arranging your furniture to best showcase your home) has been proven to sell homes faster and for more money in any real estate market. Feng Shui (the art of purposefully placing the things within your environment to create positive ...

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Posted in Home Staging, Sellers
June 7, 2008

Pasadena Home Seller Checklist helps Prepare for Home Inspections

Yesterday, we talked about why a Pasadena home seller should order a home inspection before listing their home with a Pasadena Real Estate Agent.

The following checklist will help you prepare for that home inspection or your buyer's home inspection.

The items below should be done PRIOR to the ...

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June 6, 2008

Pasadena Sellers: Save Thousands of Dollars with Home Inspections

Usually, when a buyer purchases a Pasadena home, one of the first things that their Pasadena real estate agent will recommend that they do will be a home inspection.

A common home inspection usually takes anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on the size of the home and after ...

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June 5, 2008

Top 5 Tips for Showing Your Pasadena CA Home

When you have a home for sale, whether it is here in Pasadena CA or elsewhere, you want it to both show well and to be seen by as many buyers as possible. So there are a few key things to keep in mind as you place your home on ...

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Posted in Home Staging, Sellers
May 17, 2008

CRISNET MLS takes a Step in the Right Direction!

Thank you CRISNET MLS for reading my post Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words and a Fast Sale! Well... I can't really prove that my post was a catalyst :-) , but as of May 13th, CRISNET MLS implemented the following rule:

Important MLS Rule Change

New MLS Rule Regarding Photo ...

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May 15, 2008

Short Sales - It is About Forgiveness!

As I speak with different real estate agents and Pasadena home sellers considering going through a short sale process, I realize that there's a huge amount of disinformation. We all know that information is KING and lack of information can be disastrous especially to your financial health.

In ...

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May 10, 2008

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words AND a Fast SALE!

I have always wondered why in todays day and age of technology and digital cameras, there are still Pasadena homes listed for sale every day without a single photo. Digital Photo not availablecameras are inexpensive. They allow real estate agents to take a ton of home photos and then pick the best ...

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May 3, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate Home Sellers Use Buy Down Plans to Close the Deal

In my previous posts, I referred to Buydown Purchase Plans that Pasadena sellers should be aware of and use to help sell their Pasadena home in this changing real estate market.

Heres a primer on what a Buydown Purchase Plan is:

Buydown purchase plans or ˜buydowns are monetary subsidies given ...

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April 30, 2008

Pasadena CA Real Estate Buyers and Sellers Understanding Short Sales

Pasadena, CA - there's a lot of talk about Pasadena"short sales" and foreclosures lately. It's in the news. Books are being published about short sales. There are even radio commercials talking about short sales.

I think most people have a pretty good idea what a foreclosure is, but ...

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Posted in Buyers, Sellers
April 27, 2008

Pasadena Home Sellers - Important Real Estate Agent Interviewing Tip

Earlier today, I had an appointment with a home seller in Pasadena. He had his home listed on the market and in the period of two months had only a few showings. His listing expired and he is now in the process of interviewing to find a Pasadena real estate ...

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