Why Sell With Us?
Our commitment to you is to uphold the highest standards of professionalism while helping you make your best real estate decisions. You want to sell your property with full confidence. In doing so, you deserve our very best… Our goal is to provide you with exceptional service while meeting your needs at each step of the selling process.
Our clients will tell you that our listings receive a high exposure to buyers. Our Internet-based marketing, print advertising, and collateral marketing efforts will promoete your property to buyers who are looking for real estate in San Diego, especially in areas of Bay Park, Clairemont, University City, Mira Mesa, Linda Vista, Serra Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Hills, Mission Bay, and Mission Valley. Our online marketing effort, print advertising, and direct broker contacts will drive significant traffic to all our marketing sites, which provide detailed information on your property.
Ready to Help You… Our Qualified Brokerage Professionals and Staff
We are part of the RE/MAX United team compromising of professional real estate support services. The team include members who are familiar with the latest real estate information related to California and the San Diego regional market. It takes more than a sign on your home or property to attract buyers. We create a complete marketing plan to meet your selling objective.
Marketing Your Home
Our Comprehensive Marketing Plan
A thorough market analysis of your property that includes a comprehensive comparison of similar properties in your area, including recent sales and current tax records. After all, the pricing of your home is key to getting your home sold for the highest and best price possible in a time frame that suits your needs.
- A solid recommendation for pricing your property, based on the above informed assessment of current market conditions.
- A prominent listing of your property on our website, including all popular social media sites, virtual tours, and syndicate marketing like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. Further extensive Internet exposure on top-rated international real estate sites and prominent search engines - close to 40 sites and growing.
- Enrollment in the San Diego MLS (Multiple Listing System) which is accessible to thousands of licensed real estate agents in San Diego.
- Advertisement in appropriate publications such the San Diego Union Tribute (print and online), regional newspapers and journals.
Consistent email updates and other personalized communication to keep you informed of progress.
What's Your Home Worth?
Not sure if this is a good time to sell? Wonder how much you could get for your home? Let us create a comparative market analysis for your home to answer those questions and more.
In simple definition, an escrow is a deposit of funds where a property deed or other instrument by one party for the delivery to another party upon completion of a particular condition or event. View the exact definition from the The California Escrow Law : Section 17003 of the Financial Code : provides the legal definition.
Closing costs are expenses over and above the price of the property in a real estate transaction. Costs incurred include loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title searches, title insurance, surveys, taxes, deed-recording fees and credit report charges. Prepaid costs are those that recur over time, such as property taxes and homeowners' insurance, and the lender states these costs in a "good faith estimate within three days of a home loan application.
BREAKING DOWN 'Closing Costs'
Closing costs occur when the title of property is transferred from the seller to the buyer, and may be paid by either party. The total dollar amount of closing costs depends on where the property is being sold and the value of the property being transferred. Homebuyers typically pay between 2 to 5% of the purchase price.
Examples of Closing Costs
Origination fees are fees charged by the bank for the creation of a loan. The fee is typically 1% of the mortgage. The buyer can purchase discount points up front to reduce the interest rate charged by the bank. Although the bank requires a credit report and loan application, these fees are negotiable and can be covered by the bank. Private mortgage insurance is an additional fee applied to any purchase with a down payment less than 20%.
A home appraiser plays a major role in the home buying process. An appraiser's decision can make or break a sale. But what are they actually doing ... and who are they doing it for?
There's a certain notion that something is worth whatever a buyer will pay, but your lender has a different view. That's why lenders require an appraisal, which is an evaluation of the current market value of the property.
Appraisals can be anxiety-inducing because if a property is valued lower than the sale price, that could delay or even derail a deal. After all, if you’re borrowing money to finance the purchase, your lender has an even greater interest in the outcome of an appraisal than you do.
A home warranty is not the same thing as homeowners insurance, nor is it a replacement for homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance covers major perils such as fires, hail, property crimes and certain types of water damage that could affect the entire structure and/or the homeowner's personal possessions. A home warranty does not cover these perils. Rather, it covers specific components of the home.
A home warranty is a contract between a homeowner and a home warranty company that provides for discounted repair and replacement service on a home's major components, such as the furnace, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical system. A home warranty may also cover major appliances such as washers and dryers, refrigerators and swimming pools. Most plans have a basic component that provides all homeowners who purchase a policy with certain coverages. Homeowners can also purchase one or more optional components that provide additional coverage at additional cost.
Home warranty companies have agreements with approved service providers. When something that is covered by a home warranty breaks down, the homeowner calls the home warranty company, and the home warranty company sends one of its service providers to examine the problem. If the provider determines that the needed repair or replacement is covered by the warranty, he completes the work. The homeowner only pays a small service fee, plus the money she has already spent to purchase the warranty.
Staging A Home To Before Listing
Selling a home is like being on stage where you set the scene for each act. This encompasses all key living areas in the home, including the kitchen, closets and bathrooms.
Outside the normal clean-up process as in painting, minor home repairs, and decluttering, home staging can increase a home’s presentation by helping to depersonalize it. A well staged home could attract double or tripped the offers, if the home is staged right. As REALTORs, we are familiar with several skilled and affordable home staging companies in San Diego, or we can provide simple alternatives.