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Now is the perfect time to sell {Easy tips to get your house ready for the market}

Spring is here and with it brings lots of home buyers looking to purchase! If you have been considering selling your home, Spring time is by far the best time to do so.

{We have compiled a list of tips for preparing your home to be sold}

Your goal with this first and foremost is to make sure your home is clean, bright and comfortable.
Keyword clean. You want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your
home. You don’t need to go crazy fixing up your house, but in order to get top dollar,  make sure these key things are complete:

  • Clean carpets & remove stains and/or replace flooring if necessary.
  • Clean windows, doors (finger prints), keep kitchen clean; remove all food products, cookware, etc from counter tops.
  • De-clutter the home. Get rid of the knick-knacks.

  • Pretend you are a potential buyer. Clean up and repair everything that would turn you off.
  • If your home will be vacant consider having it staged. This helps the buyer see what the house looks like with furniture.Also; depending on the home’s condition can help the house look more appealing! When a house is completely bare, it tends to show every little flaw.
  •  Clean bathrooms; get rid of mildew and mold, toilet bowl rings and remove personal hygiene products. Bathrooms and kitchens are top sellers, so get them in the best condition possible. Nobody wants to see your tooth brush and toothbrush sitting on the vanity! Also, consider buying white hand towels, new bathmats & shower curtain – white suggests clean.
  •  A small vase with pretty flowers wouldn’t hurt either. Just sayin!

  • If necessary, remove pieces of furniture to make a room feel bigger.

If you have dark or bright colored paint on your walls, we suggest you paint
them a neutral light color.Wild colors don’t really appeal to buyers. Neutral sells.

  • Handle all minor repairs around the house. Examples: fix faulty electrical wires, replace lose tiles in the bathroom, replace cracked electric plates,replace light switch plates, fix leaky faucet, repair sprinklers, re-calk shower.

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  • Install Carbon Monoxide detector – mandatory & the law as of July 2011
  • Install fire alarms in the home or make sure current ones are in working order.
  • Mow the lawn, paint front door, straighten up front porch & plant some pretty flowers (flowers optional). It’s always helps the home sell when it has curb appeal, so do what you can.

We hope this helps! Contact us today for a free, no obligation market analysis of your home.

Any other questions, feel free to email, call or text us anytime.
Direct – 408.921.3601
RemaxAdler@gmail.com

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend!

Xo, Virginia & Melissa

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January 2012 Real Estate Market Statistics

We begin the New Year with lots of homes hitting the market – The Real Estate market is beginning to stabilize. If you are looking to move-up, downsize, purchase an investment or purchase your first home call us today! 408-921-3601 RemaxAdler@gmail.com

Click below to view Real Estate statistics in Santa Clara County – To look up a specific property copy & paste it’s MLS number here

FOR SALE NOW

PENDING SALES

SOLD & CLOSED ESCROW

We have been busy busy busy!

{Here is what we have been up to this past month}

{Homes Sold}

  • 1553 Tobias Drive San Jose  – 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1158 SF completely remodeled- Complete details here

Listed for $539,950 Sold for $525,000

  • 1230 Manzano Way Sunnyvale – 3 bedrooms, 2bathrooms, 1,388 SF – remodeled kitchen & bathrooms + family room addition {Short Sale} – Complete details here

Listed $445,000 Sold for $455,000

{Pending Sales}

  • 1194 Driftwood Court Sunnyvale – 3 bedrooms, 2bathrooms 1,108 SF Remodeled kitchen & newly landscaped backyard – Complete details here

Listed for $459,950


  •  1127 Palamos Avenue Sunnyvale – 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms – remodeled kitchen & bathrooms w/master suite addition – Full details/photos here

Listed for $495,000

{Currently for sale}

  • 383 Greenlake Drive Sunnyvale – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,108 SF. Wood floors throughout & remodeled kitchen

Listed for $459,950 Click here for more photos & complete details

{Coming soon}

785 Lakehaven Drive Sunnyvale – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,108 SF – Updated kitchen & baths, wood flooring throughout. Very private setting w/enclosed front yard

Photos coming soon!

For more information on any of these homes call or email us RemaxAdler@gmail.com 408-921-3601

Happy Friday & enjoy your weekend!

Xo, Virginia & Melissa

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