3 Mistakes to avoid when selling a home in 2020...
1. Overpricing Your Home
When inventory is low, like it is in the current market, it’s common to think buyers will pay whatever we ask for when we price our homes. Believe it or not, that’s far from the truth. Don’t forget that the buyer’s bank will send an appraisal to determine the fair value for your home. The bank will not lend more than what the house is worth, so be mindful that you might need to renegotiate the price after the appraisal. I will help you to set the true value of your home.
2. Letting Your Emotions Interfere with the Sale
Today, most homeowners have been living in their houses for an average of 10 years. This is several years longer than what used to be the norm, since many homeowners have been recouping from negative equity situations over the past 10 years. The side effect, however, is when you live for so long in one place, you may get even more emotionally attached to your space. If it’s the first home you bought after you got married or the house where your children grew up, it very likely means something extra special to you. Every room has memories and it’s hard to detach from the sentimental value. For some homeowners, that makes it even harder to negotiate, separating the emotional value of the home from the fair market price. That’s why you need me to help you with the negotiations in the process.
We’re generally quite proud of our décor and how we’ve customized our houses to make them our own personalized homes, but not all buyers will feel the same way about your design. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you stage your home with the buyer in mind. Buyers want to envision themselves in the space, so it truly feels like their own. They need to see themselves in the space with their furniture and keepsakes – not your pictures and decorations. Stage and declutter your home so they can visualize their own dreams as they walk through your house. I will help you with tips to get your home ready to stage and sell. I’ll also introduce you to our Compass Concierge program… An exclusive service that covers the up-front costs to prepare your home for sale.
Bottom line, today’s seller’s market might be your best chance to make a move. If you’re considering selling your house, I will help you navigate through the process to avoid common seller mistakes.
Julie Whitmer, in collaboration with Keeping Current Matters.
4+ Bed | 3+ Bath | $3,295,000 | Julie Whitmer
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Just Imagine. A simply harmonious zen-like estate situated on 2.24 acres, a private and solitude lifestyle amongst all the oak trees, featuring two custom homes. All this is found on the Westside of Danville. It’s there where you can walk to town to find the quaint shops and delightful restaurants and yet you are just 35 miles to San Francisco. This legacy estate has been designed to create a purposeful and sustainable environment for generations to come. Don’t miss this unique and private compound! Pool, hot tub, multiple patios and terraces for entertaining.
Main House: 4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 3,930 Sq Ft.
Guest House: 4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 1,867 Sq Ft | Built in 2015
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This Hidden Valley home is better than new with contemporary remodeling in today's aesthetics/color palette with panache and style. Backs to open space with pastoral hill views! Large front paved courtyard. Gorgeous remodeled Kitchen with Viking appliances, white cabinetry, Hansgrohe fixtures, quartz counters, subway tile backsplash. Three stunning remodeled baths include quartz counters, white cabinetry, and modern accents. Stunning wide plank vinyl flooring throughout. Architecturally stunning new stairway and upper hall balustrade create a gallery-worthy space with high ceilings and natural light.
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Welcome to 705 Mandarin Lane! Ideally located on a corner lot, on a cul-de-sac, and near all of life’s amenities. Upon entering the home, you will first be greeted by its open concept living room/dining room/kitchen combo featuring modern finishes. The property is highlighted by beautiful quartz counters, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, and a sizeable bonus/family room with tasteful exposed beams. Almost everything is new, including the roof, landscaping, fencing, pool, flooring, paint, and so much more. Don’t miss this gem!
4 Bed | 4 Bath | $2,590,000 | Compass Listing
Brand new mountain-modern retreat ready to enjoy this Winter. This bright open floor-plan features a sophisticated contemporary design with 4 bedrooms and sits right off the picturesque 6th hole of the Championship Schaffer's Mill course. Then, unwind to the unique roof-top deck and enjoy the magnificent views from every direction. Two-car extra deep garage plus additional golf cart garage. No Mello-Roos.
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