6 Home Selling Turn Offs To Avoid

6 Home Selling Turn Offs To Avoid

 

Selling your home in Nevada County can feel like a daunting task. With the right agents, and by following a few “rules” it can be not only easy, but pleasant as well! The info graphic to the right is an excellentstarting point for what some turn-offs for sellers are.

Stained and/or damp patches on ceilings and walls.

Painting is one of the most affordable updates you can do for your home. Clean walls in neutral colors can not only make the home feel new, but it helps buyers envision their possessions in this space.

It’s important to resolve any leaks prior to painting. If you need a referral for a repair service, let us know.

Odors

Odors can also be mitigated by painting. Cleaning or replacing carpets may be necessary as well depending on the strength and source of the odors. While this seems like an expense, it can not only be the difference on if your home sells, but how quickly, and for how much.

Dull Lighting

Dull or dim lighting can be a huge turn off for buyers. Even a dark house can be well-lit with the right wattage of bulbs. The new LED style bulbs are excellent as they save money while providing the same, or even more light than a standard incandescent bulb. Also, make sure drapes and blinds are open in all areas to bring in more natural lighting as well.

Outdated Bathrooms

Out dated bathrooms with stained sinks, bathtubs, showers and floors are a huge turn off. Sometimes something as simple as new faucets and a new light fixture can be all that is needed to update and beautify this space. Also, make sure there is plenty of light in the bathroom as well. Also, install a nice smelling scent dispenser like a plugin or essential oil diffuser to help with unpleasant odors.

Cluttered Rooms

Cluttered rooms can kill a sale very quickly. A potential buyers needs to be able to not only comfortably walk through your home, but also not be distracted by too many photos, knickknacks and decor. If they can’t see the floors and the walls because of too much stuff, they cannot envision how they would use the space. Counters and tables should be cleared, art work should be kept neutral, and to a minimum, and corners need to be cleared. Put the shoes in the closet, and keep throw blankets out of sight as well. Less is more!

Over The Top Decor

This also falls in with clutter. Even if orange is your favorite color, cover the walls with a more neutral shade of paint. Keep the cheetah prints, furry rugs and pillows and things of that nature tidied away. Too many distractions will chase a potential buyer out the door very quickly!

Thinking of selling your home  in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley or the surrounding areas?

Give us a call and we will be happy to not only meet with you, but share more secrets on a quick sale! We have buyers waiting for homes to come on the market, so give us a call today! We would love to show you what our Sierra Lifestyle Team can do!

 

 

 

 

An incredible Opportunity!

This is home that has something for everyone. This Grass Valley home features 4 bedrooms, one of which is attached to the garage with privacy and it own bath. This is perfect for hosting guests with privacy or to use as  space for office, hobby room or more (Includes murphy bed).

This home offers a 2 car attached garage plus an additional garage/shop in the back that was set up complete with piped air compressor, wood stove and more!

RV parking and a circular drive leaves lots of parking options for entertaining and family gatherings.

A huge back deck great for grilling, relaxing outdoors and entertaining. The back deck offers easy no stair access into the homes main living and dining area. Relax on the large covered front deck and enjoy tree top Nevada County views.

This is a rare opportunity to own a Nevada County home at a great price! This listing is sure to go quickly. If you are looking to vacation where you live, Grass Valley is the place to be!

To view this home, or any other homes for sale in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley or surrounding areas, please contact us. We look forward to helping with all of your real estate needs!

Reducing the price of your home.

Reducing the price of your home.

Selling a home in Nevada County

Your home has been listed for some time, but no offers yet.  How do you know when to reduce your list price, or not?

Is today the right time to reduce the price?  This is a question we commonly come across when a home has not sold.  There are several things to look at before reducing the list price of your home.

#1 How long has the home been on the market?
#2 What is the condition of the home?
#3 What have touring conditions been like (weather, etc)?
#4 What features or challenges does the home present?  Driveway, landscaping, neighborhood, dated, in need of cleaning/painting etc.
#5 What are other homes in the immediate area, competitively priced, that are either sold or pending?

We walk our sellers through all above information and more.

Some items that can only be fixed with a lower price are location, neighborhood and conditions due to significant deferred maintenance.

We recently reduced a home that has a driveway that can be a challenge for some and yard that needs a creative eye to make it something special.  However the home has a lot of square footage and could be used as 2 units to create rental income.  The new price reduction brings an attractive price to the current market to get the home sold for the sellers.

Check out this listing #20163079, now the BEST priced property in Alta Sierra.

If living in Nevada County with beautiful tree top views is something you are looking for, you will for sure want to tour this home.  This home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 kitchens and more. There are two separate livable units perfect for in-laws or additional income.
Afraid of selling because you may not find another home?

Afraid of selling because you may not find another home?

Selling Your Home in a “Low Inventory Market”

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid of selling their homes in Nevada County because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real problem, but if you are seeking to sell-whether to upgrade or find a new neighborhood-there are a few ways to combat the low inventory.

Look to buy first!

In most markets it is a real mistake to put your home up for sale before you start looking for your new property. Identify the geographic area where you are interested in buying. Even if you don’t see anything on Zillow, it doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t find the right home. We have a lot of properties for sale in Grass valley, Penn Valley, Nevada City, Rough and Ready and Lake Wildwood and Lake of the Pines. There is a mistake I’ve seen time and time again, where people make a statement of wanting to live in Nevada City, and only searching there, not realising their “perfect home” is right on line between Nevada City and Grass Valley, so they miss out on buying their dream property in Nevada County. Expand those searches!

Think outside the box!

Be proactive! Keep in mind that there are probably many people like you who want to make a move but are afraid of not finding another wonderful home in Nevada County as well. Let us know the area you would love to live, be it Cascade Shores, Peardale Chicago Park, Morgan Ranch, The Cedars or any of the other fantastic neighborhoods we have here in the gold country! We can canvas the neighborhoods in the geographic areas where you want to live, and sometimes find homes that may not be quite listed yet, giving you a first look! We could find a home for you to buy that may not even be currently listed or for sale.

What if you can’t find the perfect home?

It’s rare, but from time to time, you just simply can’t find the perfect home for you. Have you considered building? There are some AMAZING lots available for sale in Nevada County. Perhaps it’s time to create your own home? Building can be an excellent way to get just what you are looking for. There are lots of different styles of loans available, and many options for those looking to build. It should definitely be a consideration as there is nothing quite like planning and creating your brand new home.

You should always have a REALTOR®!

Not only do REALTORS® have access to tools and listings that the general public doesn’t have access to, but we have a vast network of colleagues, past clients, brokers, and others to put the word out to as well. Not only that, but we know the ins and outs of real estate laws. It’s important to make sure everything is done correctly to ensure your transactions are completed correctly. This can save you from costly mistakes with years of repercussions.

The Sierra Lifestyle Team

We make YOU our top priority and will always go the extra mile for you. Even if you are just thinking of selling or buying, give us a call with any questions you may have. We’re here to help! In the meantime, be sure to search for property here, and sign up for new listing notifications so when a new property comes on the market, matching your parameters, you’ll be emailed the details automatically!

Fall Season is upon us!!

Fall Season is upon us!!

Fall Season is upon us!

Fall Festivities in Placer County

Finally Fall Season is here. So what are the traditional activities that the locals of Placer County enjoy. The Sierra Lifestyle Team is here as not only your local connection to the Real Estate market but to the local lifestyle. So here’s a brief run down of the Fall festivities that are not to be missed.

As the Auburn fair has come and gone there are many events still to attend for quality family fun.  The Forresthill heritage festival is coming up. Our close neighbors across the bridge enjoy a day full of history with many long standing traditions that include, a logging completion, a chili cook off and a good old fashioned pig roast. The center of attention for this festival is the the time old tradition of gold panning. A highly recommended experience for the whole family.

Also coming to town is the Auburn Spirits and Wine festival. This exquisite event features numerous local vendors that come together to showcase their highly desired products and services. Restaurants, breweries and wineries come together to pair up their best. These business owners are experts in their trade and are eager to expose their talents. Some of the best foods and top rated cocktails are sure to entertain anyone’s appetite.

The Auburn community festival better known locally as the harvest festival is one of my personal favorites and kicks off the fall season with a bang. The Auburn Recreational District is home to the infamous scarecrow competition, giant pumpkin contest, followed by a costume parade. As if this wasn’t exciting enough the festival is home to great food, bounce houses and cool crafts. For me this truly is the start of fall.

These are just a handful of the fall festivities that Auburn and Placer County are proud to put on. For more info on all that’s happening this fall give us a call. Here at the Sierra Lifestyle Team we are here to ensure you experience the best in our community.

 

Why do you need a Realtor?

Why do you need a Realtor?

7 Reasons why you should have a REALTOR by your side

Technology can’t replace a good Realtor, here’s why;

In this day and age everything is online. You buy a car online, clothes, furniture, vacations and even food! So why can’t you buy or sell a house online. After all For Sale By Owners don’t have to pay commissions or closing costs and make more money right? WRONG!! Without a professional to guide you down the path of home ownership you could be unaware of some costly mistakes you’re making. If you’re looking to buy or sell in Placer County or Nevada County call us today. Here is seven reason why working with a professional Realtor and specifically the Sierra Lifestyle Team can benefit you greatly!
  1. List at the right PRICE!! Our team are experts in the Placer County Real Estate and Nevada County Real Estate markets. We know how to get the perfect price to sell quickly and for the most money.
  2. Better home presentations!! Knowing how to present your home to buyers in the most effective and aesthetically pleasing way can be tough. We know exactly what buyers want to see and also what can be a huge turn off.
  3. Getting more buyers. Who is going to buy your house? Do you know them and can give them a call? Promoting properties and gaining most exposure is our priority.
  4. Higher Offers! Because you decided to high a professional, we have priced your house so perfectly that know you have multiple offers and have created a biding war over your property.
  5. Negotiations, Inspections and RESULTS!! Now that you have an accepted offer the real work begins. Having a Realtor to do all the negociating and inspection work can cut your costs and keep more money in your pocket.
  6. Quick Closings. Once the buyers are fully satisfied with the house we can close quickly. Our in house lenders and brokers ensure a quick close so you can get on and the buyers can get in!
  7. SOLD for top dollar. With all the expert advice from the Sierra Lifestyle team you were able to not only get your house sold quickly but for top dollar on the market as well.

Need to sell your house? Want to get it done quickly and get the most money?? Call us today so we can go to work for you!