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May 6, 2020

To Everything There Is A Season

COVID-19 has impacted all our lives in one way or another.  Before the shelter-in-place order was given the Real Estate Market was thriving.  Demand was high and there was a healthy supply of homes available for buyers to purchase.  Homes were selling and people were moving. 

Since that time we have seen both demand and supply take a predictable dive.  Statistics in real estate lag behind the reality of what is happening.  As you know when a house is listed for sale it takes time to market and sell.  From start to finish it could take 60-90 days or more to complete. 

So the real estate statistics will not look good, but that is not the future, only a glimpse of where we have already been.  We in the real estate industry are already feeling the resurgence in the market.  Calls and inquiries from buyers and sellers are increasing daily.  People are getting back to work and the economy is ramping up once again.  The economy will move again, and so will people.  There are peaks and valleys in life and in real estate.  The real estate market has been in one of those valleys, but I see the mountains ahead, and I see the real estate market charging up it.  

 I am reminded of a verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”  We have been in a very trying season, but the season is changing. 

 

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 and Real Estate

The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for all of us, at least temporarily. Chances are you’re dealing with many new challenges, both personally and professionally. We all are.

Now, it’s up to each of us to do our part so we can get through this as quickly as possible.

Remember, we’re all in this together. Stay positive and know that things will get better.

In the meantime, you might have immediate concerns about the real estate market. For example, you might be wondering if you should put off moving. Or, you might need to move but are worried about all this uncertainty.

If so, give me a call. As a real estate professional, I have the latest market information, insights and tools - and can give you sound advice.

Good information and advice are often the antidote to stress, especially during challenging times. So, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Take care and know that I’m thinking of you and wish you well.




Not-So-Obvious Home Staging Tips

 
 
 
When it comes to “staging” your home for sale - which basically means ensuring it looks clean and uncluttered - you probably already know the basics: clean the counters, vacuum the floors, mow the lawn, etc.

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Posted in Community, Newsletter
Feb. 5, 2020

Newsletter February 2020

Are You Ready to Buy Up?

 
 
 
No matter how much you love your current home, you may still be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighborhood.

Is that day today or a few years down the road?

Here’s a quick way to make that assessment.

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Jan. 7, 2020

Newsletter January 2020

Three Lists to Make When Selling Your Home

 
 
 
When you put your property up for sale, you want to make sure that potential buyers get all the information they need on the features of your home and its surrounding area. If, for example, buyers don’t realize there is a great school just a couple of blocks away, they might cross your property off their shortlist.

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Dec. 3, 2019

Newsletter December 2019

Set Learning Goals Instead of Resolutions

 
 
 
Are you making a New Year’s resolution this month? Whether it’s to quit smoking, lose weight, or spend more time with your family, you’ll have a much better chance of success if you turn that goal into a learning goal instead.

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Nov. 5, 2019

Newsletter November 2019

How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale

 
 
 
Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen.

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Posted in Newsletter
Nov. 4, 2019

OC Housing Report October 2019

Sept. 10, 2019

Housing Report September 2019

Sept. 3, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

5 Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas

 
 
 
“Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective:

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Posted in Newsletter
Aug. 15, 2019

Orange County Housing Report August 2019