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By Grady Beck on March 5, 2014 | Leave a comment
Pricing a home for sale is delicate as homes priced too high don’t sell, and homes priced too low bring seller regret as they can sell the first hours of being placed on the market.  While pricing your Palm Springs home competitively is important, there are ways to maximize your sales price. Have a look. Clean No home will bring top dollar if it is not clean.   Your home...
By Grady Beck on February 26, 2014 | Leave a comment
Of homes on the market that tend to sell faster, most have desirable features homebuyers seek.  While this doesn’t mean you have to upgrade your home, it does mean you may be able to accentuate features already present in the home; or, if you plan on upgrading your home, upgrade wisely, choosing upgrades that are important to homebuyers. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, there...
By Grady Beck on February 19, 2014 | Leave a comment
When selling your home, appearance is everything.  Nothing turns off a potential homebuyer faster than grimy bathrooms, or oily kitchens; therefore, your home is not market ready until you have cleaned, de-cluttered, de-personalized and organized until it sparkles and shines. Gather boxes and a felt market to begin to sort your items.  Label the different boxes “Charity”, “Store”, “Garage Sale” and “Filing”.  Also, have bags for items that you intend...
By Grady Beck on February 12, 2014 | Leave a comment
Knowing how colors influences the personalities and moods of potential home buyers can be a selling tool when selling your Coachella Valley home.  Wise choices in colors can set the scene for a buying mood. Colors have three basic ways in which they behave- passive, active and neutral.  Light colors are airy and expansive, giving the illusion of more space in a room, while dark colors are sophisticated and warm...
By Grady Beck on February 5, 2014 | Leave a comment
Just because a real estate agent comes highly recommended does not mean that the agent is the best agent for you. Today’s agents need to be well-rounded practicing a number of marketing methods, including tech savvy strategies. How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent To start, interview no less than two or three agents and during each there are specific questions you should ask. Are you a Realtor®?  Realtors...
By Grady Beck on January 29, 2014 | Leave a comment
One of the main attractions of the Palm Springs area are golf course condos and single family homes.  Palm Springs has approximately 120 golf courses and a variety of communities that offer premier golf lifestyles.  Let’s take a look at a few. Andalusia at Coral Mountain, La Quinta:  Andalusia at Coral Mountain features 900 luxury Tuscan style estate homes constructed from 2005.  Real estate values range from $800K to $2...
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By Grady Beck on January 22, 2014 | Leave a comment
Your first step in finding your dream Coachella Valley neighborhood is to get pre-approved for a loan. Being pre-approved allows you to know the amount of home you can shop for, eliminating homes priced out of your buying range, while not missing homes you thought were. Work with a Realtor When viewing Coachella Valley homes for sale, it is easier to work with a realtor who is a local specialist. ...
By Grady Beck on January 15, 2014 | Leave a comment
Known as the “Gem of the Desert”, La Quinta is known as an exclusive resort getaway.  The area is ideal for a full time residence, or part-time with a variety of communities that offer luxury lifestyles.  Take a look at a few featured La Quinta communities. Mountain View Country Club Mountain View Country Club was established in 2002 and a fabulous community located between Avenue 50 and Avenue 52 that...
By Grady Beck on January 8, 2014 | Leave a comment
Staged homes sell faster.  Staging a home sets the mood for buyers to buy as illusions and ambiance are created.  Rooms appear larger, warmer, more comfortable and livable, and potential buyers are better able to visualize themselves living in the home. Learn how to stage like a professional with the following tips from (YOUR COMPANY NAME). Curb Appeal  Every agent, every expert, every real estate guru will tell you curb...
By Grady Beck on December 18, 2013 | Leave a comment
Both buyers and sellers are responsible for costs incurred at the closing of a property.  If this is your first real estate transaction, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with what you will be responsible for paying at closing. Buyer There are more costs to the buyer; however, they usually pay less than the seller. Early in the process, the buyer will receive a “Truth in Lending” statement.  The “Truth in...