Home Seller Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your South Bay Home

What are home sellers’ biggest mistakes?

Below is the graphic showing those mistakes.  The biggest one is overpricing their homes.  Overprices homes sit on the market too long, eventually becoming “stale”.  They do help other, better prices homes to sell faster.  Second and third ranked biggest homeseller mistakes were – not making their homes available for showing and clutter.  These mistakes are so easy to fix.  Usually just explaining them to the seller, or pointing them out, will suffice.  The rewards are definitely worth the effort and correcting them.  Setting the selling price requires a real estate agent that knows the real estate market, takes time to prepare a comprehensive market evaluation, including current market pricing trends, inventory and buyer demand levels.

If you’re thinking about selling, contact your local South Bay Realtor with extensive marketing experience – Krystyna Baty – call 310.918.5027 today for a Free consultation.


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5 Home Improvement Projects To Avoid

Recently published report on home improvement projects that will not increase the resale value of your home.  Keep them in mind if you plan on moving in two to three years and try to avoid unnecessary expense.



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Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Whether you’re planning to sell your South Bay home or just want to remodel your kitchen and just enjoy it, the cost consideration combined with high-tech solutions is the main challenge.

Here are the new kitchen remodeling trends, we’ve observed lately:

Trend #1: Remodeling scales back

Value and cost savings are in.

You’ll repair your existing appliances instead of replacing them, extending their life with good maintenance and care. If you’re replacing cabinets, you’re likely to build around your current appliances rather than choosing new models.
You’re scaling back your cabinetry purchases, with an increased emphasis on kitchen storage and functionality over elaborate decoration. For example, rather than stacked crown moldings throughout the kitchen, you’ll put your money into practical roll-out trays and drawer organizers.
Small-scale kitchen projects are big news. Changing out cabinet hardware, replacing a faucet, and refacing your cabinets upgrades your kitchen without major expense.
Trend #2: Simpler, warmer styles dominate
Fussiness and excess have faded away in favor of pared-back looks that present a more timeless, value-conscious style.
Cabinet decoration continues to streamline. For example, massive corbels, once fashionable as undercounter supports, will give way to sleeker countertop supports and cantelivered countertop edges. Stacked moldings will pare back or disappear entirely.

Kitchen finishes will continue to get warmer and darker, and feature natural and stained woods. Walnut especially is growing in popularity.
Laminate countertops will continue to surge in popularity, especially in contemporary design. The latest European-inspired laminates offer more textured and naturalistic finishes than ever before. While exotic wood kitchen cabinets are out of reach for most home owners, glossy, look-alike laminate versions can be had for about one-third the price.

Trend #3: Technology expands its kitchen presence
Many of the techno products and trends that relate to your smartphones and tablets have just started making their way into your local showrooms and home centers.
Appliances will be equipped with USB ports and digital screens so you can display your family photographs and kids’ artwork.
Smart, induction built-in cooktops ($500-$3,000) remember your temperature settings as you move your pans across their entire surface.
One light finger touch is all it takes to open the electronically controlled sliding doors of your kitchen cabinets — a boon to people with limited mobilities. You’ll pay 40% to 70% more for cabinets with electronically controlled doors than standard models.
You’ll be able to use your smart phones and tablets to control lights and appliance settings from anywhere you have a wi-fi connection, as well as to shop for appliances from major manufacturers.
You’ll be opting for LEDs for your recessed lights, under-cabinet task lighting and color-changing accent lighting. You’ll see more LED-powered pendants and chandeliers from major manufacturers as inefficient incandescent bulbs continue their march toward extinction.
A wide selection of affordable microwave ovens with convection and even steam features gives owners of smaller kitchen spaces more high-end cooking power.

Are you planning kitchen remodel soon?

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