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Protect Your Home While It’s On The Market

Ready to sell your home? Besides dusting every nook and cranny and pulling weeds from the garden, don’t forget to protect yourself and your home when it’s on the market! Here’s a few ways on how to protect your home while it’s on the market so that you can feel more at ease.

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Hide the Valuables
Don’t keep high-end valuables visible in your home while it’s on the market, including jewelry, collectibles and other items that are easy to steal. Keep a safe in the home with the valuables locked up, or secure a safe deposit box at your local bank to keep them in while your home is for sale. Another thing to hide? Your social security number, bank information, blank checks, prescription medications, and anything else that someone is able to snatch while undetected.

Inform your Neighbors
Had an open house or buyer showing? If you’re not returning home directly after, inform the neighbors to check to be sure the doors were locked in the home. This will keep your home safe from unwanted visitors who know your home is for sale.

Accidental Property Damage
Potential buyers want to know the ins and outs of your home. Many will want to test the appliances and facets for functionality. Will they remember to turn off the gas burners and the bathroom sink? Avoid property damage that’s caused by fires, water damage and other threats by asking your realtor to communicate these concerns to the selling agent. The selling agent can double check to be sure everything is OFF before leaving the property.

Gun Safety and Dog Bites
You might think your gun is well concealed in your bedroom closet or nightstand, but potential buyers will poke around to get an idea of storage space. If you keep a gun in your home, make sure it is unloaded, locked in a gun box and completely out of sight. It will prevent accidental injuries and theft. And if you’re a dog owner? It’s best to remove the dogs from the premises. It will make your home more appealing to non-animal lover and eliminates the threat of dog bites. If you can’t remove your pets from the home, secure a crate that can be placed indoors or out, so that the animal is safely contained during the showings.

Slips, Trips, Falls
If someone gets hurt on your property, they may hold you liable and sue. Since potential buyers aren’t familiar with your home, make sure to prevent inquiries and lawsuits with preventative measures such as; repairing loose and uneven flooring (check porches and decks), remove ice and snow from the walkways and steps, secure rugs with non-slip padding, keep hallways and stairwells clear of clutter, and make sure your home is well lit (both inside and out).

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Stephen Nissou
Nissou Realty Group   |   Keller Williams Realty
Direct 619-250-4541   |   Office 619-873-2772
E-mail: Stephen@StephenNissou.com
http://www.StephenNissou.com

CalBRE # 01443193

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Short Sales- What Are They?

short-salesWhen looking to buy a home, many times you see the phrases “short sale” and “foreclosure.” For many first time home buyers, they may not know or understand what that means.

A short sale is defined as a “sale of real estate in which the proceeds from selling the property will fall short of the balance of debts secured by liens against the property, and the property owner cannot afford to repay the liens full amount and where the lien holders agree to release their lien on the real estate and accept less than the amount owed on the debt.”

To put it in sim
pler terms: a short sale is a sale of property that sells for less than the balance owning on its mortgage.

Short sales can be on apartment buildings, vacant land, or single family residences. Not every property can qualify for a short sale in the banks eyes. A bank has to agree to a short sale if they feel as though it is in their best interest to approve theshort sale if they see that it can make more money through a short sale rather than a foreclosure.

So what’s necessary for a short sale? Many short sale transactions are normally handled by agents that specialize in short sales and/or foreclosures. What makes a short sale work is an “underwater home,” a willing short sale bank, a seller with a financial hardship, and a buyer that is willing to purchase the home.

Agents will determine the type of short sale (Fannie Mae HAFAs, non-GSE HAFA’s, etc.) and gather the required paperwork to submit to the bank. The agent will help the seller to price the home so that it is attractive enough to entice buyers to buy it, and is high enough to satisfy the banks interest in the home. The agent will put the home on the market and submit all offers to the seller. The realtor will also negotiate the short sale and submit the short sale approval letter to the seller.

Still have questions about a short sale and the process? Give me a call today at 619-250-4541 and I would be happy to help!

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Home For Sale in San Carlos!

6985 Caminito Curva, San Diego, CA 92119
$389,900

2 BED   |   3 BATH   |   1603 Square Feet

MLS #140031227

 

Welome to your beautiful new home in the Golfview Estates of San Carlos! With a fully remodeled kitchen, including new cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this home won’t last long!

 

Complete upgrade of the flooring throughout the home as well as new bathroom fixtures and cabinets. Marvelous fireplace in the living room that includes a dining room and balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee. This home is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of San Carlos but is close to shopping, dining, and the Mission Trails Park. 


For more information on this home or to schedule a private viewing, please contact STEPHEN NISSOU today at:
Cell: 619.250.4541
Office: 619.873.2772

E-mail: Stephen@StephenNissou.com

Website: http://www.StephenNissou.com

 

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Give me a call today to see how I can help you buy, sell, or invest in real estate! 619-250-4541

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Five Mistakes to Avoid when Investing in Real Estate

Investing in Real Estate is no joke. It is a serious business that is filled with some of the most experience people. When investing, be sure to take it seriously, otherwise you risk damaging opportunities before you even get started.

Mistake #5 – Take it seriously. This cannot be a hobby. Be sure to start by putting business cards everywhere and anywhere – bulletin boards in coffee shops, garages, anywhere you can pin them for free. Websites, blogs and articles are one of the most effective ways of getting your name out there an building a brand. Connect with others via social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Be sure to set up an LLC and get a Federal Tax ID number. I tell many of my prospective clients to look into also opening a business checking account.

Mistake #4 – Not being well educated. Education is key. Investing can’t end with your first purchase. Get ahead of new trends and strategies that are being used in the business. Read blogs, websites, and books on real estate investing.

Mistake #3 – Statistics show that 92% of all sales start online. Create a website and use the internet to search for new leads and opportunities. It’s free- why not use it? Many forget that technology is leading the world of Real Estate investing. It’s a great resource to use.

Mistake #2– Real Estate Agents aren’t the enemy to you, even if you think they are. One mistake many people make is that they don’t use an agent because they think their only involved for the commission. They are good at uncovering opportunities in their daily business since it is, well, their business. Although there is a commission fee involved, many times it’s worth it to pay. Find the right agent who understands what you’re trying to do and can help with questions you might have.

Mistake #1– Not being well-versed with the media. Media of all kinds, whether it be social media or TV, print, etc. is one of the most credible sources for many looking to invest in Real Estate. Try reaching out to a local establishment and see what they can do to help you.

Are you a real estate investor? What tips do you have for the readers? Leave a comment!

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Featured Listing – Spring Valley 91978

Located on Dictionary Hill, the views from this property are spectacular.  The property has been divided into four separate living areas perfect for extended families or roommates living under one roof.  The main kitchen boasts granite counter tops and beautiful cabinets.  Entertain on the third story deck or relax on one of the shaded patios.  This wonderful house is ready to be your home and all while being located near the top of Dictionary Hill.
Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site. Simply copy and paste the link below into your address bar:

http://www.nissourealtygroup.com/listing/mlsid/219/propertyid/140006312

1650 La Presa Ave
To speak with us directly about this home or schedule a showing, call 619-250-4541

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty

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