Home showings are a little stressful – you spend the entire day cleaning, hoping to make a good first impression, only for the potential buyers to pass. While you love your dog, it could be that his barking and pet hair leaves homebuyers a little nervous. Just like you make plans to be out of the home during a showing, make plans for Fido too such as doggy day care.
You’ll be glad you did when you are finally in San Diego exploring the new city hand-in-leash. After the move, stretch your legs and enjoy some fresh ocean air on Coronado Dog Beach, or head up to Encinitas with your pooch for some hiking. Treat yourself to a burger and a brew afterwards at Harbor Town Pub.
For more information:
1. Visit rover.com to find a place to board your dog
2. Visit thebalance.com for expectations on scheduling showings
As you know, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so we wanted to help those of you who are still struggling to figure out what to do with a few recommendations.
As far as restaurants go, Veladora over at Rancho Valencia, The Market in Del Mar, and Eddie V’s in La Jolla are a couple of our favorites.
“To do something out of the box, consider going to a comedy club!”
If you’re looking to do something a little more outside of the box, consider going to a comedy club or taking a gondola ride down the shores in Coronado. You could also head to The Lot in La Jolla or Point Loma or Synapolis in Del Mar in La Costa to watch your favorite move with cocktails, a full bar, a restaurant, desserts, and more.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, or if you have any other real estate questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would be happy to help!
You’ve gone through the work of finding your dream home, and you’ve submitted an offer. Unfortunately, your offer isn’t the only one on the table. How can you make sure your offer gets accepted in a multiple offer situation? Use these three tips to ensure you end up with your dream home.
Do not underestimate the importance of your agent. You need to make sure your agent is in direct contact with the listing agent and knows what’s happening, what offers are coming in, and what price points the sellers are looking at. The more communication your agent has with the listing agent, the higher the probability that you’re going to get your offer accepted. The listing agent wants to know that you are easy to communicate with if they were to go into escrow with you and your agent. Make sure you send something personal. Something like a letter or a short video is going to make you look like a more appealing buyer, rather than just giving them a number, an offer, and an email. Send so ...
A lot of sellers have been asking us what they should do when preparing their homes for sale, so we’ve got a few tips to share with you. Here are three things you should absolutely do before putting your home on the market:
Declutter. We all have personal items in our home. If you remove them before you sell, it makes things less cluttered and simpler for the buyers, allowing them to focus on the space itself. If you have any extra furniture that is out of place, consider storing it in your garage or a storage unit. Depersonalization. Take the magnets off the fridge and the family photos off the wall. We want your home to feel as neutral as possible for buyers. Make noticeable repairs. If something obviously needs to be fixed, get it taken care of whether it’s a bad doorbell, a front door, or a light bulb. These are simple things that you or a handyman can take care of before listing your home for sale.
“Magnets and family photos don’t help sell homes.”