Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market | California Home

If you’re planning to put your home on the market during the busy spring selling season, you’ll have plenty of company. Here are a few things you can do to make your home stand out from the crowd, appeal to more buyers and sell quickly.Clear the clutter. Do you have a closet or two where…

Martha Stewart on Marie Kondo: Learn how to declutter once and for all

E Whether getting ready to sell or just need to get a handle on your “stuff”, enjoy some valuable tips from Marie Condo, author of the run-away best seller “the life-changing magic of tidying up”.  It promises to declutter your home once and for all. Source: KonMari: How to Clean Up Your Home Once and…

2019 California Housing Affordability

Prices are still rising making affordability more difficult for many Californians.  Interest rates are still at historic lows. Check out some very good info regarding the housing market this year.

Win a Lowe’s gift card

Enter for your chance to win one of these great prizes in our home improvement giveaway sponsored by Coldwell Banker: GRAND PRIZE $1,000 Lowe’s Gift Card (1 winner) ADDITIONAL PRIZES $500 Lowe’s Gift Card (2 winners) $200 Lowe’s Gift Card (3 winners) $50 Lowe’s Gift Card (48 winners) Contest Entry Dates: January 8-31 Drawing Date: on…

The Most Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

The most important repairs to make before selling a house? Here are 7 things to do before putting your house on the market. Plus, get tips on how to increase the value of your home so you can sell it for more — and get your investment back. Source: The Most Important Repairs to Make Before Selling Your House

Benefits of Listing Your Home During the Holidays | California Home

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to sing along to holiday favorites, hunt for the perfect gift, deck the halls and don your worst apparel for ugly sweater parties. But after stringing the lights and hanging the ornaments, there’s still time to put up the for-sale sign in your front yard….

Love it, List it, Buy it?

Contact me, Sara Stryker, Coldwell Banker Realtor based in Auburn, CA if you are considering buying or selling in the Placer County foothills, or in nearby Sacramento, Nevada and El Dorado Counties. I possess over 15 years of experience working with all types of buyers and sellers, from first-time home buyers, investors, to up-sizing and…

Negotiating a House Offer & How to Counter Offer

Negotiation is about priorities and coming to a consensus satisfying both parties… Negotiating a house offer requires some savvy. When your home is on the market you need to know what a counter offer is, and how to negotiate a house offer. These tips help you negotiate with potential home buyers. Source: Negotiating a House…

Closing Day Tips / Home Closing Process & Final Walkthrough Checklist

These closing day tips will help you understand the home closing process. Also what to bring to a house closing (some ID is usually required). And don’t forget the final walkthrough: here’s a final walkthrough checklist. Source: Closing Day Tips / Home Closing Process & Final Walkthrough Checklist