Why are people leaving California?

Eight of the last 13 sellers we’ve worked with have sold their homes and moved out of state. That’s 61% of our listing! Because we personally are working with these families, we’d like to share what we’ve learned. Who is leaving? First of all, not everyone is leaving but a lot are. Of those that we have worked with, we see both families and retirees leaving. Parents of younger kids are...

Home Preparation Checklist

Home Selling Preparation Checklist © Aaron Zapata www.AaronZapata.com Your home is likely your greatest asset and I want you to get as much money as you can for it! Before your home goes on the real estate market, take the following items into consideration. Ask yourself these three questions: Does it look good? Does it smell good? Does it make you feel good? If you can’t answer...

Home Selling Process

Home Selling Process Selling a home in today’s complex world of real estate is not for the faint of heart. It requires a strategic marketing, proper pricing, and advanced planning to get the highest price. So what does it take to sell a home? Pricing Strategy We know…you want the most money for your home and we do too as our commissions are tied directly to the sales price of the home....

Should I Remove the Appraisal Contingency on a Home Purchase?

Should I Remove the Appraisal Contingency? In the summer of 2020 in Southern California, we are seeing a wave of buyers competing for the limited number of homes on the market. We are seeing offer prices exceed listing prices which is causing problems with appraisals as homes are selling for more than their appraised values. What is an appraisal? An appraisal is an opinion of value from one...

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