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Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Sean Zanganeh

Which Renovations Should Home Sellers Avoid?

I get asked all the time what sellers should do to get their homes ready for the market. While there are many things that you should do, today, I want to share a few home renovations you should definitely avoid.

First of all, wallpaper is out. Don’t add wallpaper to your home unless you’re in a very selective, custom home or we’ve had some designers come in. If that’s not the case, throwing up some Home Depot wallpaper is not the way to go.

Secondly, keep the light fixtures simple. People don’t find a lot of value in extremely lavish light fixtures, especially in the middle price points. Instead of getting a lavish light fixture, stick with something clean and simple.

The next thing to pay attention to is flooring. In high traffic areas, it’s common for older homes to have carpet in the hallway, living room, or dining room. Buyers do not want you to replace that flooring with more carpet. Instead, consider laminate flooring, inexpensive tile, or hardwood floors. There are ...

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Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Sean Zanganeh

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

It seems that home sellers keep making the same mistakes over and over in San Diego. We want you to be aware of these common mistakes so you avoid making them when it comes time to sell your home. Here are three big home selling mistakes to avoid:

1. Incorrect pricing. Price is very important in San Diego, and we notice that when consumers see a home priced accurately, they will not only pay more, but they will take action quicker. We want to sell your home for top dollar in the shortest amount of time, so we always recommend pricing at the market value for the best results.

2. Making your home hard to show. Some buyers may just be in town for a weekend or a few days and only have a limited time frame for when they can look at homes. We try to give our sellers as much advance notice as possible, but it’s also important that sellers be as flexible as they can while their home is on the market. A buyer might only have one opportunity to buy your home, so don’t send them away. ...

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Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Sean Zanganeh

How the Fall Market Impacts Your San Diego Home

Let’s take a look at the fall market and what we can expect for the rest of the year.
I’m constantly asked if I think we’re in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, but I actually think it’s a neutral market. What does that mean to you? If you’re a buyer, you benefit from interest rates still being super low. We’re seeing buyers get great deals on properties, and the opportunities for these deals will continue as we head into the winter months.
“Smart real estate decisions are keeping our market moving forward.”
What about sellers? Inventory is still tight in our market, meaning there are not a lot of homes for sale. Sellers are getting multiple offers on properties, and we see a lot of energy around listings. This means that there are definitely buyers out there for homes. With interest rates as low as they are, many buyers are taking action.
It’s going to be a wacky election year and a lot of things are going to change, but our local market shouldn’t be affected much. We ...

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Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Sean Zanganeh

Holiday Party Invitation

RSVP here by December 9th
Time: Friday December 16th from 5-9pm.

Location: Bernardo Winery.  The event will be hosted in The Barrel room of the Bernardo Winery. This historic building will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

Who's all invited? Clients and Friends of the SZ Team of all ages! This is an event for families and friends! We will have supervised entertainment for children of all ages.

What's happening? Live music, wine, beer, heavy hors d'oeuvre, raffle prizes and more! This is event will be held during the Bernardo Wineries annual Holiday Nights event. They'll be plenty of merriment to be had by all throughout the evening.

What to bring? Just your holiday cheer! :-) We recommend a jacket if you decide to tour any of the winery grounds.

We sincerely hope to see you there and we look forward to celebrating this season with you!


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Monday, January 29, 2018   /   by Sean Zanganeh

Smarter San Diego Featuring Sean Zanganeh

Del Mar will be bopping this summer, but will it help the real estate market?
If you're looking to buy or just have fun in Del Mar, you'll want to pay attention to Sean Zanganeh's insight on this gorgeous community.


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