Preparing Your Newport Beach Home to Sell | Managing Your Listing | Part 5

How to Prepare your Los Angeles Home to Sell

Sharon Paxson, my colleague, a Newport Beach Realtor has written a great series on selling your home.  Rather than reinvent the wheel, I am reposting the series here.  Everything of course applies to selling your Los Angeles home. You have prepared to sell your Los Angeles home to sell, and you have addressed deferred maintenance, made necessary repairs, you are thinking like a buyer, you have selected your Los Angeles Realtor, and this post will be addressing managing your listing. This is … [Read more...]

What Criteria Are You Looking for in a Home?

Buying a Home in Los Angeles,

What criteria is important to you when you are considering purchasing a home. A home purchase is most likely the single most important transaction that you will have in your lifetime. I recommend that every client to make a needs and wants list, what may be negotiable items. One of the most important factors in the beginning of the home search process is meeting with a Real Estate professional. Your Realtor will assist you with identifying what criteria to consider when selecting a home to … [Read more...]

Selling Your Los Angeles Home – Should I Fix it Up First?

Should I Fix up My Los Angeles Home Before Selling, When Selling your Los Angeles Home you Have One First Impression

Or should I sell it As Is? Is your home a standard/equity sale? Are you considering selling your Los Angeles home? Do you have some repair items that need your attention? Do you have paint that is peeling, baseboards that need touch up (or replacing), screens that need repair or replacing? Do the windows open? Are there water stains on the  ceiling? There are SO many considerations when you are considering selling your Los Angeles home. Unless you are willing to "discount" your sales price, … [Read more...]

How to Value Your Los Angeles Home

How much is your Los Angeles Home Worth?

How to Determine the Value of Your Los Angeles Home Are you considering selling your Los Angeles home? If you are, it is important to establish value of your Newport Beach property. There are several manners to determine value of your home. Comparative Market Analysis One of the most important starting points is to talk to a professional Realtor®. A Realtor® will look at recent sales in the area with homes that are comparable to your home.  A Realtor® will consider condition,  location, … [Read more...]

What is a Short Sale?

What is a short pay?

The definition of a short sale is the sale of real estate in which the amount yielded from the sale is short of the balance owed on a loan secured by the property which will be sold. That means that a property has more owed against it than it is worth in current market conditions. In a short sale, the lender agrees to discount a loan balance because of a seller's financial hardship. The negotiation for short sales is done with communication through the loss and mitigation department of the … [Read more...]