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September 19th, 2022 at 11:00 am

What’s the Best Month to Sell a House?

In a nutshell, the right time to sell varies by neighborhood and city. However, according to Bankrate, quoting ATTOM, the best month to sell a house is in May. 

However, May is not always the best time for every situation. You must take several factors into consideration. A real estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties can help you determine the best time of year to sell a house.

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September 12th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Decluttering your home to sell 

If you sold a home before, you know one of the first things a real estate agent tells you is to “declutter” your house. In fact, one of the most important things you can do before the real estate agent takes photos is to declutter – and leave it that way. Potential buyers want to imagine their stuff in the house, and it’s harder to do with your stuff.

Additionally, certain personal information or sentimental items should not be on display for strangers to see, including photos of relatives. Finally, decluttering your home makes it look larger, which means that it is more appealing to potential buyers.

Keep in mind that buyers want to see everything – they want to look in cabinets and closets. They want to look at the bathroom and bedrooms. When you minimize all of the clutter, you maximize the storage space and remove distractions.

When you have found the best month to sell a house and are sell your home, a real estate agent at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties can give you tips on preparing your home for sale, including decluttering your home.

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August 8th, 2022 at 11:00 am

What is a CMA in real state?

You’re searching for a new home, and you’ve partnered with a REALTOR® to help you find the perfect property, navigate the offers and negotiations processes, and communicate with home sellers in your area. If you’re curious about what kind of home to buy, read up on buying a fixer-upper vs a move-in ready home to make sure you know your own real estate goals when entering the market.

When you’re determining your budget or preparing to make an offer, your REALTOR® will likely suggest building a CMA, or a Comparative Market Analysis. But what is a CMA in real estate, and how can it help you as a buyer? 

In essence, a CMA is a tool you can use to see how a property’s value measures up compared to others. Understanding a CMA is the first step to becoming a more savvy buyer, and this helpful tool will allow you to assess your local market options and deliver airtight, fair offers. 

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August 1st, 2022 at 11:00 am

8 Tips for staging a home for sale 

If you’re thinking about selling your home, it might not be as simple as putting it on the market and waiting for the bids to pile up. Instead, you may have to put forth some extra effort to show your prospective buyers just how valuable your property is. 

Enter: home staging. 

The goal of staging a home for sale isn’t necessarily to put your personal tastes on display, but rather to make the space appeal to the right audience. To give your property the freshening up it needs to impress even the pickiest of buyers, we’ll be diving into eight helpful tips.

But first, let’s dive into what home staging means and why it could play an integral role in unlocking a new level of selling potential. 

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July 25th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Listing agent vs selling agent: What’s the difference?

Real estate transactions, in some ways, can make you feel like a big Hollywood star. There are people taking pictures of your house. You may have staging that you need to do. People ask you about how you live and what your area is like. Yes, the best agents know how to give their clients the celebrity treatment.

But when it comes to choosing agents and understanding their different roles and responsibilities, what’s the difference between a listing agent and a selling agent?

Simply put, a listing agent (also called a sellers agent) helps clients put their properties on the market to be bought by a potential buyer. Selling agents (also called buyers agent), help clients who are looking to purchase a home. However, there’s a lot more to what each real estate agent does than just that. 

To clear things up, let’s take a look at listing agent vs. selling agent. 

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