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Remodeling Regret

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Market Report: San Mateo County Real Estate Report

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Here is an updated Market Report summarizing recent real estate activity. Please keep in mind that the values represented are based on current, detailed information from the regional Multiple Listing Service. If you need clarification on any of the figures or if you wish to take additional steps toward property ownership, please let us know. We are happy to help you.

 

The Homeownership Dream

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

The Stress Of Surprise Repairs

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

If you’re planning to put your home on the market during the busy spring selling season, you’ll have plenty of company. Here are a few things you can do to make your home stand out from the crowd, appeal to more buyers and sell quickly.

Clear the clutter. Do you have a closet or two where you stuff rarely used items, or a room that’s hard to navigate because it’s packed with furniture? Take some time and clean things out to make your storage seem more expansive and your rooms look more spacious. To help potential buyers focus on your home instead of clutter, go through each room and decide which items to keep, donate, sell or toss.

Depersonalize. Buying a home is an emotional experience and prospective buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in yours. That’s hard for them to do if your walls, dressers, shelves and tables are covered with family photos, sports memorabilia and personal knickknacks. Removing these items will help buyers envision your space becoming theirs.

Make improvements. Let’s face it, every home has room for improvement. So, go through yours and think about what minor repairs and changes – such as replacing caulk or grout in bathrooms, updating old ceiling fans and light fixtures or changing doorknobs and switch plates – could make a big difference.

Time to clean. A sparkling clean home will give potential buyers the impression your house is well taken care of. That means deep-cleaning from top to bottom, including windows, window treatments, ceiling fans, countertops, cabinets, appliances, faucets, carpets and floors.

Repaint in neutral colors. While you may love bold, bright colors or be perfectly fine with builder-grade white or beige walls, they will turn off some buyers. To appeal to a broader audience, repaint your walls in warm neutral shades.

Focus on the exterior. Many people drive by a home and decide in seconds whether it’s worth seeing the inside. That’s why it’s so important to make your home’s exterior enticing. Here are a few simple ways to boost curb appeal: touch up paint or repaint if needed; pressure-wash the driveway, front walk and patios; clean out gutters; trim trees and shrubs; weed and freshen mulch and plant new flowers.

If you are considering listing your property this spring, contact a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage independent agent today or visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com. A Coldwell Banker® affiliated agent can provide guidance and advice as you prepare to sell your home.

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The Rain Team
CA# 01169588 | CA# 01125976 | CA# 01908304
248 Main Street, Suite 200
Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Michael: 650-888-6361
Kathy: 650-888-6903
Fax: 866-396-0207

Kathy and Michael Rain of Coldwell Banker provides real estate services in the San Mateo County, California area including the surrounding communities: El Granda, Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica and San Mateo. Search for homes in San Mateo County. We list and sell residential real estate, investment properties, vacant land, lots for sale in the San Mateo County, California area.

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Kathy Rain - CA BRE# 01169588 | Michael Rain - CA BRE# 01125976 | Coldwell Banker - CA BRE# 01908304  

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