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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome Edda Hudson (Broker-Associate) to our Real Estate Family

The management at CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes is thrilled to welcome long-time industry trailblazer Edda Hutson to our realty family.

With over 21 years of experience in the field, Edda has amassed and impressive string of awards, accolades and production benchmarks.

"Edda has been a friend of CENTURY 21 Adams & Barnes for a long time and it is exciting that we'll now have the opportunity to work together" said Broker/Owner Tom Adams at a recent marketing meeting

A resident of Monrovia, Edda has specialized in San Gabriel Valley residential sales for decades and has been awarded much industry and brand recognition over the years. In 1998, after 5 consecutive years of earning CENTURY 21's CENTURION award, Edda was inducted into the brand's Hall of Fame and has been in its CENTURION Honor Society ever since.

Personally, Edda keeps busy with six grandchildren and a garden.

To speak with Edda today, contact our office at 626.358.1858 or visit us on-line at

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tips for Sellers Competing Against Foreclosures and Short Sales.

If you’re trying to sell your home, you already know it’s a challenging market. Not only are there a lot of other homes on the market competing with your house, but some buyers are finding it difficult to obtain mortgages. Plus, with distress sales—foreclosures and short sales—accounting for half of all home sales in some parts of the nation, it’s hard to compete on price alone.

There are things you can do, however, to better make your home stand out. Here are some tips:

Price Your House Right. This is probably the most important thing you can do. With the market so competitive these days, buyers will completely ignore your home if it’s not priced realistically. Buyers today don’t care what your neighbor sold his home for a few years ago. A realistic, fair market price—or even a price slightly lower than fair market value—is the best way to attract buyer interest. This is where a qualified real estate agent can provide invaluable assistance.

Get Out Quick. Short sales are notorious for being, well, not short. Banks may take months to evaluate a short sale offer, and the potential buyer is left waiting helplessly during this time. By offering a fast closing, however, a buyer—who perhaps has children she wants to enroll in school—can move in and get settled quickly. That’s a huge advantage over waiting for a short sale to be approved.

Offer Curb Appeal “Plus.” Foreclosures often need substantial repairs because they’re frequently abandoned by their owners. Often, they are sold “as is” by the banks that own them. A home that is in move-in condition can save a buyer time and money. Consider doing some minor renovations or improvements to update your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Call CENTURY 21 Adams & Barrnes today for more tips to sell your home. Recently we have found the our listings are typically seling in less than 14 days when price and marketed correctly.

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