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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Mountain Getaway Perfect for You and Your Horses

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Here’s the Mountain Home you’ve been looking for!   Ready for you and your four footed friends to move right in! Have you visited spectacular Stallion Springs near Tehachapi, CA?  If you haven’t been here yet, you’ll be wondering how you missed out!  Just a short drive from Tehachapi, Stallion Springs features breathtaking views but great air quality, a friendly community with plenty to do for folks of all ages and an awesome place to just kick back and relax. If that’s your preference, you’ll…

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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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Should You Pay A Record Retention Fee When Buying or Selling a Home?

Most real estate agents work on a commission basis.  That means that whether you are buying a home or selling your house, the agent representing you is most often paid as a percentage of the purchase price. An excellent agent is worth every penny they get paid.  And sometimes, worth much more than the commission earned on a particular transaction.  For example, right now I’m involved in what should have been a simple, slam-dunk transaction that has dragged on for 10 weeks and involved much…

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