Category Archives: Home Selling

SOLD! To A Boston Terrier and His People

439 Wisnom Avenue - San Mateo We have just made a young couple and their French Bulldog a very happy couple by accepting their offer for a listing in San Mateo! Classic Elegance with 21st Century Conveniences.  Notice the detail in the turn-of- the-century craftsmanship; wainscoting, high ceilings, paned windows, a cheery sun porch, a…
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Four Bedrooms and a Stone’s Throw From Burlingame

Roomy Four Bedroom, Two Bath Home with a Large Yard and Minutes from Burlingame Avenue! www.864NClaremont.com Check out this sweet home with updated kitchen and bathrooms, lots of room to play, and ample room for your own garden. Light, Bright, Move-In Ready Smartly updated four-bedroom home offers ease of living, convenience, and plenty of room…
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Woo! Hoo! Another Happy Customer! Selling Belmont

I just received this fabulous 5 Star review on  YELP. 5/23/2016 I've worked in the real estate industry for over 25 years as a Senior Loan Officer and have teamed up with all levels of experienced realtors to help close their transactions. I've never worked with MaryAnn on a professional or personal level until I…
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SOLD!! Light, Bright Belmont Rancher 13% over Asking

  This Lovely Skymont Rancher was a home for sale in Belmont California.  It had been updated and reimagined to open the flow between the kitchen, dining and living rooms, creating a welcoming great room. Plenty of outdoor living space is provided by the flat lot and a generously large wooden deck opening onto a…
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Real Estate Purchase: Who Pays for What?

The Seller Generally Pays For:  • Real estate commission • Document prep fee for Deed • Transfer tax • Notary fees • Homeowner’s transfer fee • Interest accrued to Lender being paid off, statement fees, reconveyance fees and any payment penalties • Any judgments or tax liens • Tax pro-ration for any unpaid property taxes…
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Closing Costs: What Should You Expect?

When a property is sold, there are various closing costs associated with it. The costs are paid either by the seller or the buyer. The determination of which party pays which fees differs from county to county.
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Selling a House for the Highest Possible Price (Part 2)

Part 2: How to Make the Home Attractive to Buyers (Didn't Catch Part 1? Click Here!) Once we were clear about the positive and negative attributes of the house, and who would likely purchase this house, we set out to attract buyers. How we made the home more attractive:  First we hired competent and thorough…
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Selling a House for the Highest Possible Price (Part 1)

Most sellers are interested in receiving the highest possible price for their home, and why wouldn't they be? In order to attract a buyer who is willing to pay the highest price, and perhaps even compete to successfully win your home, a strategy and a marketing plan will have to be carefully planned. Part 1:…
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What Is a Final Walk Through?

Final Walk Through is a clause and a right specified in the contract allowing the buyer to have ‘one last look’ at the home that they are purchasing before the transfer of title and responsibility is absolutely sealed.
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Why Bother with Pre-Sale Prep Work?

If the market is so hot for sellers, why would I go through the bother of pre-sale inspections, sprucing and cleaning up, and staging? Won’t my house sell without the bother and expense?
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Making a Home More Suitable and Useable

I am continually looking at homes with an eye to determine, what the elements are that make it feel appealing. And then, I try to imagine that element in another home, as a renovation. For example, I would almost guarantee that the rooms that attract you are light and bright.  I have a client who…
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Should You Sell Now? 3 Critical Questions

Is now the right time to sell your house? I recommend that you speak with your Realtor and ask her these three questions: 1. Is it a buyers' market, or is it a sellers' market? 2. What are the advantages of waiting? 3. What is your plan for next steps? If it's a sellers' market, you…
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How Do You Make a Home Appealing?

I am continually looking at homes with an eye to determine what elements will make it feel appealing to my buyers. I then try to imagine that element in another home, as a renovation. Have you been asking yourself, "How do I make my home more appealing?" Keep reading! Some elements are universally appealing to buyers. For…
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