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Oct 72021

Selling a Montecito Home This Fall or Winter?

HEED THESE 6 SMART SELLING TIPS, AND SOME YEAR-ROUND ADVICE Thinking of selling a Montecito home this fall or winter, like the owners of my Charming French Normandy Style Home Near MUS listing pictured above? A great place to start is by selecting...

Sep 292021

The Art of Selling a Luxury Home: Secrets of A Top Realtor

5 THINGS CONSIDERED WHEN IT COMES TO LUXURY REAL ESTATE SALES If you’re considering selling a luxury home, keep in mind that sales are soaring. In fact, multi-million-dollar home sales surged by 88.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2021...

Sep 222021

What Makes a Home a “Luxury Home”?

10 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE A MERELY LOVELY HOME LUXURIOUS What makes a "luxury home"? The epitome of a lavish California beach villa, the home pictured above and elsewhere in this post is well-appointed with luxury décor and amenities. High-end prop...

Aug 212021

The 2021 Santa Barbara Real Estate Market : A Top Realtor’s View

A Q&A WITH #1 SANTA BARBARA AGENT CRISTAL CLARKE The 2021 Santa Barbara real estate market continues, with experts seeing a major post-pandemic rebound. Steady mortgage rates and job recoveries, combined with the law of supply and demand are w...

Jul 282021

The Best Interior Paint Colors for Selling a House

RESULTS FROM A NEW STUDY, AND THE COLORS FOR EVERY ROOM Is it worth considering the best interior paint colors for selling a house? Every home seller has heard about the importance of sprucing up their property before listing a home, as the owners...

Jun 232021

Around The World Ideas for Santa Barbara Gardens

GARDENS ARE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, OFFER HEALTH BENEFITS, AND CAN INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE Our amazing Mediterranean climate is one of the many things that make living in Santa Barbara desirable, and makes magical Santa Barbara gardens possible. T...

Jun 182021

The Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Continues to Skyrocket

LOCAL REAL ESTATE DEMAND IS, IN A WORD, RELENTLESS The Santa Barbara real estate market is continuing to surge, with prices soaring, even as more inventory hits the MLS. In May of 2021, Santa Barbara home sales shot up 61.3% compared to last year, s...

May 292021

How to Declutter Your Home: Tips From a Luxury Realtor

DECLUTTERING COMES WITH MANY BENEFITS It’s Good for Your Health! Decluttering your home is not a new concept, but how to declutter your home requires some careful thought and a bit of expertise. And a decluttered home isn’t simply good for ...

May 62021

How to Add Value to Your Home

A TOP REALTOR’S GUIDE TO RENOVATION, REMODELING, OR JUST FRESHENING UP Whether you’re selling a Hope Ranch property like the French country-style Hope Ranch Estate pictured above, a Montecito Luxury Estate or a Santa Barbara home, there are th...

Apr 72021

The Importance of Staging a Home

20 EXPERT STAGING TIPS FOR A QUICK SALE AND TOP DOLLAR The importance of staging a home cannot be overstated. That's why staging is one of the most important things I do – or recommend my clients do. Think Pinterest-ready. For some, the idea...

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