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3 Advantages of Buying a Smaller Home

Small Home BenefitsDepending on where you live, housing prices may have shot up over the past year. While this is great for homeowners — and a positive sign for the economy in general — it can be disheartening if you're finding yourself priced out of favorite neighborhoods or home styles.

If the real estate market’s getting you down, cheer up! This may be an opportunity to open up to a whole array of homes that are somewhat smaller than what you thought your dream home would be. Buying a smaller home comes with all kinds of hidden advantages. Consider the bright sides of buying a little less space....

Home Selling: How to Take Great Photos

How to Take Pictures That Sell Your HomeYou have seen the listings of other homes in the neighborhood. The ones with the best pictures really stand out, making buyers much more excited about the property.

You also know that bad photos make your home look less appealing, but how do you take great photos? 

With these six real estate photography tips, you can learn how to take the best photos to use to sell your home.

1. Stage Your Home

Although you may want to start taking photos of your home before you are finished staging it, these are tasks that must be done one after the other.

The majority of home buyers do some shopping online before...

7 Home Modifications That Buyers Avoid

Home Improvements to AvoidYou've lived in your home for a while now and over the years you've probably turned it into exactly what you wanted. So the question is: Should you leave all those do-it-yourself projects you made alone?

Well, that depends. Some upgrades, changes and remodels may increase your home's value. However, there are others that may not sit well with many buyers that could cost you the sale. So, if you have done any of the following upgrades to your home, you may want to consider getting ride of them or putting the room back into it's original state. 

1. An Above-Ground Pool

Many buyers who are looking...

How Do You Find the Best Agent in a New Market?

If you’ve just moved to San Diego from a large city or a small town in Nebraska, or if you’re moving from San Diego to a different market, finding the right real estate agent is critical. Regardless of where you’re moving to or from, the way to find the right agent is to reach out to us here.

Because we’re in the unique position of being the number-one producing agency by volume in San Diego County out of all of Keller Williams, the biggest brokerage in North America, we are in a very special circle of contacts. Our network allows us to reach into any town in the United States and determine exactly who the top producer is, not just for that market or for that neighborhood, but for whatever property type or price range that fits your needs.


Home Staging for Pet Owners: 6 Easy Steps

Pet Owner Staging TipsStaging your home is all about making it inviting to potential buyers. To do this, staged homes must achieve a look that is almost supernaturally clean and universal in its appeal. Pets can complicate things.

Though pets may bring their owners joy, they can also bring odors, destruction and clutter, which runs counter to the staging process. As you prepare your home to be seen by buyers, you must minimize the evidence of your pet's occupation in your home.

Deep Clean the Carpets

Carpets trap pet dander that can leave a lingering odor in your home. If you own carpet and are preparing to put your home...

Staging Your Home to Sell: Top Lighting Tips

Staging Your Home With Good Lighting TipsLighting fixtures matter when staging a home to sell, and the right lighting type can dramatically affect the look of the room or space.

As you prepare to sell your home, talk with your real estate professional and work together to create the optimum lighting plan. This will help your home show in its "best light" making it more attractive to potential buyers.

3 Basic Lighting Types

When staging your home to sell, it's essential to understand the ...

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