What Does “Showing Ready” Really Mean?

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What Does “Showing Ready” Really Mean? I have already written about starting the decluttering process in order to get your home ready to sell.  Once you’ve gotten rid of the stuff you didn’t want to move, it’s time to take a super critical look at what deferred maintenance or other conditions detract from your home showing at its best. Let’s start with the easy things, also known as the Elephant Approach.  You’ve all heard the quote, “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at…

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Getting Ready to Sell Your Home?

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Are you getting ready to sell your home?  If you have lived in the same place for a long time the task may seem even more daunting but take heart it can be comparatively stress free with a few simple steps. Most of us have boxes of “stuff” that we have put away somewhere to “deal with later.”  If this sounds familiar to you, I can relate!  In fact, I have a bunch of those boxes myself and a whole lot of “stuff” that really…

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5 Tips to make your house more sellable

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Are you wondering whether now is a good time to sell your home?  Maybe you are thinking about downsizing because all the kids have moved away or upsizing as your family grows?  Either way there are several things that are truly important when it comes to getting your home sold quickly. 1. Clean, clean, clean! There’s a huge difference in living in a clean house and in living in a house that has been cleaned to sell.  When looking at a home, all the corners…

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Is it a Seller’s Market or a Buyer’s Market?

A question most often asked by someone thinking about buying or selling a home is, “Is it a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?”  It’s a bit surprising how often real estate professionals don’t know the definitive answer to that question! Experience shows that 6 months of available housing inventory is considered to be a balanced market.  Less than that favors sellers and more than that favors buyers.  In the greater Tehachapi area, you can’t just consider the entire region because the absorption rate varies significantly from…

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