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May 302014

Social Media Can Help Sell Your Property

It’s a fact: Social media can help sell your property. In fact, social media has become one of the most important marketing tools to make a listing visible across multiple channels. The added online exposure of your home via social media networkin...

May 202014

Real estate trends that attract buyers

If you are planning to sell your home, then you will want to pay attention to these real estate trends that attract buyers. Four hundred thirty-five real estate professionals were surveyed about what buyers are looking for in luxury homes today. Here...

May 92014

Home sellers: don’t leave your pet at home during an open house

As an animal lover, I can relate to home sellers who want to leave their pet at home during an open house. However, it's not a good idea for your pet or for potential buyers. As an accomplished real estate agent in Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Montecit...

May 22014

Luxury Homes in Santa Barbara: In Demand More Than Ever?

Are you ready for one of the luxury homes in Santa Barbara and its surrounding areas? Realtor.com surveyed more than 1,500 visitors to their site from March 17 to April 2 and found that 13% of consumers today are looking to buy a luxury home. Another...

Apr 222014

What are new home buyers looking for today?

Are you curious to learn about what new home buyers are looking for today in the real estate market? According to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, "convenience, livability and energy efficiency" top the list but there...

Apr 152014

Should home sellers decorate for Easter?

At this time of year, my clients who have listed their homes with me always ask if home sellers decorating for Easter is a good idea. Before I answer that question, let me explain the purpose of staging your home: to improve the home's appearance to...

Mar 242014

Boosting Your Home’s Salability: Get a Handle on it!

Whether you are selling your home or staying put, a great way of boosting your home's salability is by repairing and/or replacing door and cabinet hardware that's making your rooms look dingy and outdated. Door and cabinet hardware can be simple or o...

Mar 212014

The Spring Real Estate Market: Planning on Jumping In?

Whether you're looking to buy or sell real estate, if you're planning to jump into the spring real estate market you'll need to be ready. Experts predict more demand will make the busy spring and summer seasons sizzle in the U.S. That prediction is b...

Feb 72014

Quality Kitchens Can Help Your Home Sell

Believe it or not, having a quality kitchen hosting state-of-the-art appliances and other high-end accouterments can attract potential home buyers and clinch a sale. I would be delighted to list a home with the so-called "smart appliances" and conn...

Jun 182013

Most Expensive Home for Sale in the Santa Barbara Area

Have you been wondering what the most expensive home for sale in the Santa Barbara area currently is? While we certainly have no shortage of high value properties in the region, some just come with significantly loftier price tags for various reasons...

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