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

Guide to a Stress-Free Move – Five Essential Tips

So you’ve closed escrow and now you are ready to move into your new home. If you’re new to the moving game, you’ve probably heard some helpful tricks from friends, family and colleagues.  My tip is to START EARLY and tackle projects daily.  That way, you are not caught unprepared the day the movers come!…

What’s that smell?

You probably only think you’ve eliminated pet odors. Here’s how to make sure. Source: Selling a Home

Market Stats, Placer County Foothills Single Family Homes

It’s a seller’s market in Placer County.  If you are a buyer, you need to be prepared.  You will still have the advantage of comparably low interest rates, but they are on the rise. If you are a seller, it may be the best time to sell. It’s also a good time to “move up”…