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Monday, April 22, 2013

Reasons for hiring a Real Estate agent.

Whether you are buying or selling a property, hiring a competent agent to assist you often makes the process smoother and less stressful. Here are
some great reasons to hire a sales professional.

  • Paperwork. Agents complete the paperwork necessary to complete a real estate transaction. This saves you time, and their education and experience may help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Price. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, commercial or residential, a real estate agent can provide you with tools to guide you to a realistic price to buyer or sell a property.
  • Advertising. Your agent has access to the local MLS and will upload pictures, video and information to advertise your property.
  • Buffers. Agents act as your advocate or buffer, depending on the situation. Your agent filters calls and schedules showings.
  • Negotiation. Unlike their clients, agents are not emotionally invested in the sale and can often navigate the transaction with skill. They are professionals who are trained to represent you and keep information confidential from competing interests.
  • Closers. Qualified agents can assist in any questions that come up after the conclusion of the sale.

Our team of professionals is trained with these specific client needs in mind.  To speak with anyone from our team or for questions regarding the current San Gabriel Valley Real Estate market please contact our offices at 626-358-1858 or 626-963-7621.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Why your house may not be selling.

There may be several reasons your house isn't selling. Here are three common causes a property may be languishing on the market.

  1. Price. Remember, your property is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. No one wants to lose money on a property, but keep in mind the economic climate and if you need to sell, be prepared to price your home competitively. Your listing agent should have provided you with a list of comparables in the area to equip you with the knowledge to price your home realistically.
  2. Condition. Your home should be immaculate when potential buyers view it. The importance of a positive first impression cannot be stressed enough. Windows should be clean, floors polished or vacuumed and all clutter should be out of sight. A fresh coat of paint, minor repairs and well-lit entryways go a long way. Neutralize your space with soft color, so it appeals to the masses, instead of a small group. If necessary, consult a professional stager to get your house in shape.
  3. Location. The one thing you can't change about your property is its location. This is another instance when your savvy real estate professional should discuss sales options with you. Stress the positives of the location, perhaps it is located near mass transit or the area is starting to turn around. Instead of selling your home in a neighborhood that is not ideal, consider renting it until the area improves.
Consult our Monrovia or Glendora offices today to connect with a professional to assist with your housing needs.

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