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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home

When you are ready to sell your home, there will be many things that are important for you to take care of. How do you know what’s a big deal and what isn’t so big? With emotions involved, it’s easy to lose sight of the primary goal and what matters most. Let’s start with three items that you want to be sure you make the best decision on so you don’t start the home selling process with a disadvantage.

Agent Choice
Probably, the first choice you will make is selecting the agent to work with when selling your home. Your real estate agent will help you navigate the muddy waters of paperwork, price your home accordingly for today’s market, communicate with buyers and other agents about your home and market your property online and through other methods. Choosing the right agent can make the difference between selling and not selling your home.

Price
Your price will determine if and when you sell. If you underprice your home, you will sell quickly but give up value. If you overprice your home, your home will sit on the market while you grow increasingly frustrated. The key is pricing your home just right so you attract the most interest possible that turns into showing activity and offers. This is a hard balance to achieve but an experienced agent will research your home and the current market to recommend the best price for your home.

Condition
There is nothing worse than showing up to look at a home to discover that the interior is dirty and in poor condition. Sometimes photos may not show the true picture and while you may have a few showings, if your home is in poor condition, you are unlikely to get an offer unless you have advertised the condition of the property accurately. Most people want a well-cared for home to purchase. It may need some updates but if it is filthy with chipped paint, worn carpet and other flaws, buyers will be turned off right away. From curb appeal and throughout the home, the home needs to look its best.

A little planning and consideration on your part can make selling your home go smoothly. Get the help you need when it comes time to sell by contacting me for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine the value of your home.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about selling your home, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is now open with limited services and facilities. Advance reservations are now required for day-use, in-park lodging or camping, and wilderness or Half Dome permits. The road from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park (Hwy. 120/Tioga Pass) is accessible only with a park reservation.

Yosemite National Park includes nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous scenery, including high cliffs, deep valleys, tall waterfalls, ancient giant sequoias, and a large wilderness. Don’t miss your chance to take in Yosemite’s stunning beauty rich with history and culture. Visit the official Yosemite National Park website to make your reservations today.

Before you head out be sure to visit Yosemite’s COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Johannes Andersson on Unsplash

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563 Club Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2020!

A CONDO FOR ALL SEASONS!

Awesome 2 bedroom/2 bath ground floor condo in Snowcreek IV. You can hear and see the year-round babbling creek right outside the bedroom windows. The living room features a beautiful stone feature wall with gas log fireplace and is open to the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen offers tons of storage and stainless-steel appliances. Spacious master bedroom including ensuite bath with oversized vanity and nicely sized secondary bedroom and bath.

This unit is nicely maintained and comes partially furnished. It has all new flooring, freshly painted and a new washer/dryer. The front deck has been extended 8 feet.

Snowcreek IV amenities include a jacuzzi, sauna room, off-street parking, fully landscaped grounds, on-site manager and conveniently located within walking distance to the Snowcreek Athletic Club and the Red Line shuttle bus stop. This is a great year-round complex with creeks, ponds and meadows. Come enjoy this condo for all seasons!

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For more information visit 563 Club Drive.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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248 Mammoth Slopes Drive #E49, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2020!

FURNISHED MAMMOTH SKI & RACQUET CONDO!

Great price on this spacious, furnished 2-bedroom + loft and 3 FULL bath condo with attached one-car garage. This property features a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and open layout floorplan with large windows allowing lots of natural light. Unit is located in the E-building which is the same building as the office, spa and recreation room so no need to walk outside to access these amenities. Steps to the pool.

Mammoth Ski & Racquet is located so close to Canyon Lodge and Mammoth Mountain ski area you could walk or use the ski back trail. The complex offers tennis courts, ski lockers, 2 hot tubs, pool, recreation room with a pool table & video games, a basketball court, volleyball court, horseshoe pits and outdoor barbecues with picnic tables. A year-round retreat for you to come and get away from it all!

Click Here to view the virtual tour!
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For more information visit 248 Mammoth Slopes Drive #E49.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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0 Crowley Lake Drive , Crowley Lake, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2020!

38 ACRES NEAR ASPEN SPRINGS/CROWLEY LAKE!

Beautiful views from this 38-acre parcel near Aspen Springs/Crowley Lake with riparian water rights and mineral rights. Property has 4-5 natural springs which flow from near top of parcel down to the meadow below. The springs run inclusive 76 gallons of water per minute. Slightly downsloping lot with access from Crowley Lake Drive. This would be perfect for a horse ranch or a fishing getaway. Parcel can be subdivided. Water quality report is available. Owner may carry paper.

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 0 Crowley Lake Road.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.


Mid-Year Real Estate Review

There are lots of words we can use to describe 2020 and they seem to be changing by the day. We are certainly living in a new time where it has become very challenging to know what to expect today and in the future. Real estate is a constantly changing industry and this year has presented even more variables than normal. What can we expect as we begin the second half of the year?

It’s no secret that home sales took a plunge in March and April. With everyone staying home and some jobs slashed temporarily, some buyers cancelled contracts while others just put their real estate plans on hold. This caused a sharp decline in sales as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in their most recent statistics released. It’s too early to tell if this is making a turn around but in many markets showing activity picked up dramatically in May, which means sales should as well though it’s just too early to have actual statistics for that time period. While the number of homes sold saw a drop, pricing remained steady and has even seen a little upward pressure recently due to limited inventory and increasing demand.

Recently, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for NAR said, “The recovery in housing is happening faster than expected. We anticipated a drop off in Q3. But we don’t think that’s the case anymore. We revised our Q3 numbers higher. Before, we predicted a 2 percent decline in purchase originations in 2020, now we think there will be 2 percent growth this year.” NAR does a great job analyzing housing statistics and has their finger on the heartbeat of the market, so their positive indications speak well for the market.

Recent predictions on housing prices have differing opinions but significant depreciation isn’t anticipated by anyone. This is not 2008! Supply and demand will play a critical role in where prices go in 2020. It is always important to remember that real estate is local in nature. With everything going on currently, some markets are still fairly inactive while others have seen recent surges as people are forced to make moves and can’t wait any longer.

If you aren’t sure where things stand in our market, call me today. I am always available to discuss your property and your future real estate goals and how I can help.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Image by Jens Neumann from Pixabay 

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Mammoth Bike Park

The Mammoth Bike Park is now open. Now is your chance to visit one of the premier bike parks in the U.S. The Mammoth Bike Park has it all for any ability levels with over 80 miles of single-track offering plenty of pavers, berms, jumps and drops, as well as their beginner-friendly Discovery Zone. The Discovery Zone features shorter trails, a Skills Park, an intermediate trail, and a beginner-friendly lift. It’s ideal for beginners or if you are wanting to hone your skills.

Visit the official Mammoth Mountain website to purchase your tickets today! Purchase in advance and save up to 20%.

Before you head out, don’t forget to check the COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Carl Winterbourne on Unsplash

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Summer is the New Spring

Ahhhhh, summer! Like many, you probably established a lifelong love of the summer season, which offered the promise of warm days, late nights and lots of fun, when you began elementary school. Across the country, many people are counting on summer to have a similar feel this year with loosening restrictions, an improved economy and hopefully a little more fun than spring. This year, more than ever before, we hope summer will offer a boost to the real estate market as the current momentum hints that we may see activity levels we generally see in the Spring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring market real estate agents have come to love was almost non-existent. As travel was halted, everyone stayed home and the country was on hold in so many ways, the real estate market saw an uncharacteristic drop in activity during March and April. Some markets did see activity begin to pick up in May and June continued that trend.

The good news for you if you are planning to sell your home is that you didn’t miss the best window of opportunity this year. In fact, now is better than ever. Increased demand after months of the unknown has buyers making offers quickly, sometimes without seeing the home in person and in many cases, sellers are receiving multiple offers since buyer demand is greater than the available inventory.

If you are hoping to capitalize on the momentum, it’s time to act now. Start by calling your favorite real estate agent (that would be me) and let’s talk about the current market. We will want to discuss your property as well as the market conditions and the changes to the real estate market that are related to the pandemic. Like many things, real estate agents have adapted to the new normal and are working to safely list, market and sell your home without causing unnecessary risk to your family.

We have implemented lots of different ways to help you sell your home virtually including online appointments, enhanced virtual tours of your home for marketing purposes, electronic paperwork and much more. All of these items will come together allowing us to sell your home without increasing the exposure to you. If you have sold a home before, you may notice a few changes in the way I serve you but not in the overall outcome and the customer service you receive. If you have questions about the current market and what you can expect moving forward, give me a call today. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

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Sierra Star Golf Course

California’s highest golf course is officially open and taking reservation for tee times. The Sierra Star Golf Course is located deep within the majesty of the Eastern Sierra and boasts pristine lakes, emerald fairways, and stunning mountain views. Chip Shot Café will have limited food and beverage service and an on-course beverage cart will be available.

Visit the Sierra Star Modifications Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines Reservations are required so, book your tee time now by calling the pro shop at 760.924.GOLF or visit Mammoth Mountain’s official website for additional information.

Don’t miss your chance to show off your skills at one of California’s premier golf courses!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Soheb Zaidi on Unsplash

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Virtual House Hunting

The buzz word virtual is attached to everything today. Virtual learning, virtual meetings, virtual shopping and now virtual house hunting. Sure, there are a few things that you really can’t do virtually but with the Coronavirus pandemic, people have figured out unique ways to adapt almost any situation and searching for a new home is no different. Here are some ways you can expect to search for a new home with virtual tools.

Virtual tours are common to find on homes for sale but have seen significant updates in recent years. It is now common in many price ranges to find 3D tours that incorporate a floor plan of the house with photos and walk you through the home step by step. These tours allow you to feel like you are walking through the home from the comfort of your computer or smartphone. While a tour like this may not make you 100% sure the home is for you, if you don’t like the 3D tour, you will likely be able to eliminate the home from consideration and not need to see it in person.

Another issue with home searches now is that you may be moving to a new area but unable to travel. Once you have viewed any tours available for the properties you are interested in and narrowed down the search to your top choices, your agent can schedule appointments to view the properties and connect with you over Facetime or Skype to allow you to walk through the property with them. Since your connection will be live, you can ask questions and the agent can go through the home at your own pace and show you any area you want to see. This is a great option if you are unable or uncomfortable with viewing the home in person at this time.

Working with an agent who is familiar with the latest technology will make it easier for you to purchase a home at this time. After you select a home you would like to make an offer on, I will prepare the contract and send to you for electronic signatures so there is no risk during signing. While the property is under contract, the home inspection will still need to take place but the inspector can share information with you after the inspection so you can review any issues.

If you have purchased a home before, this may be a little different than your last experience, but it doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. I will work with you each step of the way to make sure you are comfortable and understand everything that is going on and are ready to move forward. For additional information on purchasing a home or the home buying process, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels

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