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May 32017

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Consider Curb Appeal, Space and Updates!

Here Are Three Big Things Today's Homebuyers Are Looking for in a Santa Barbara Luxury Home I just read an article in Realty Times regarding three big things you need to keep in mind when you decide to sell your home.  As the article states, seller...

Jan 122017

10 Tips to Prevent Burglary During an Open House

Don't open your doors to the public for showings until you take these extra precautions! If you're selling your Santa Barbara home and planning an open house in the near future, or if your house will be vacant during its sale, I have 10 tips desig...

Nov 292016

What Goes Into a Multi-Million Dollar Home Sale?

What goes on behind the scenes of a multi-million dollar home sale? According to a report in The Huffington Post, more homes than ever are being sold today at astronomical prices. Luxury home sales come with a specific list of challenges. While agent...

Oct 252016

6 Tips for Selling a Home in Santa Barbara This Fall and Winter

Thinking of selling a home in Santa Barbara this fall or winter? I just read an article in RealtyTimes with 6 tips to ensure a successful sale during the coming months. When it comes time to sell luxury real estate in Montecito, Hope Ranch, Santa Ba...

Mar 72016

NOW is the perfect time to list your Santa Barbara Home

Sellers ask me all the time, "When is the best time to list my Santa Barbara home?" That's no surprise since timing can significantly influence the final sale price of a home, and how quickly a home will sell, according to new data from Zillow®. The...

Dec 42015

Foreign Real Estate Purchases: Chinese Have Overtaken Canadians

  There's a major change in foreign real estate purchases According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, there's a major change in foreign real estate purchases. For the first time in history, Chinese have overtaken Canadians as the...

Jun 22015

Dwell Magazine Partners With Sotheby’s International Realty®

In a previous blog, I shared how "Strategic Real Estate Marketing Sold This Montecito Ocean View Home" and today I am happy to report a new marketing avenue for Sotheby's International Realty® listings: Dwell Magazine. The exclusive media partner...

Oct 282014

Romance potential homebuyers over the holidays

Every year, my customers who are selling their property in the upscale communities of Santa Barbara ask me how to romance potential homebuyers over the holidays. Experts suggest staging your home with some holiday cheer, but caution sellers not to g...

Sep 232014

Luxury Home Closing Perks My Clients Adore

Did you know that Realtors in the USA spend more than $510 million each year on home closing perks? Most of these perks come in the form of traditional items from gift cards (59.5 percent) and flowers to plants (37.2 percent), and gift baskets (36.7 ...

Sep 92014

What are ultra-wealthy luxury homebuyers looking for today?

I just read a story in Inman News, regarding what ultra-wealthy luxury homebuyers are looking for in real estate today. As I previously reported, more luxury homebuyers come from overseas (and are paying all cash). For example, Chinese buyers investe...

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