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Pricing Your Home to Sell

One area of listing a property that sellers tend to worry over most, is pricing a home. You want to sell your home quickly and get a fair price, but how do you know what to ask for it? Here are some tips on pricing your home to sell.

  • Leave your emotions out of the process. The price of your home shouldn’t include how much you paid for the house, how much you enjoyed living there, or the fact that your kids grew up there. You’ll need to base your price strictly on what your house is worth today in your neighborhood.
  • Look at similar homes in your neighborhood that have sold recently. This will give you an idea where to start pricing. You can also visit any houses that are currently for sale, to see how they compare to yours. Don’t rely strictly on square footage when you look at comps. You need to know details about how the home is laid out, what features are inside, and any upgrades to get an accurate idea of price.
  • The person who buys your home is going to have a mortgage in most cases. That means that your home’s appraised value must be at least the sales price. Keep this in mind when you are setting your price, so you don’t price your home too high. If the appraisal comes in lower than the sales price, the buyer won’t be able to get a loan for that amount.
  • Start with the right price. Unless you are in a really hot market with very low inventory, you will just end up lowering the price on your house, which will send a signal to buyers that it was overpriced. Likewise, pricing your home under market value to encourage multiple bids can backfire, if there is a lot of inventory or homes are not selling fast in your area.

The most important step in pricing your home is to talk to your real estate agent. A qualified real estate professional knows what’s going on in your neighborhood and can advise you on the best pricing strategy for your home.

Are you ready to sell your home? If so, contact me today. I’ll give you a market analysis to determine the value your home, so you can be sure to price it right for the local market.

 

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 mohamed Hassan from Pixabay 

Get the Best Deal on Your Home

The more people there are bidding on your dream property means less chance of getting a great deal on it. Competition is generally considered a healthy, natural happenstance in life. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for buyers looking into real estate. Here are some tips you should know as a buyer that will help you negotiate the best real estate deal.

Determine whether you want an established home or a fixer-upper. Houses can sometimes be priced comparably even though one may need significantly more work than another. Understanding property values in your area can help.

There’s nothing worse than insulting a seller with a lowball offer before you’ve even done your research. If you find that house you’re looking for, look for comparable sales in the area. A good seller will know what houses in his/her market are going for, so don’t try to outsmart them.

There are other ways to get the “discounts” you’re looking for. In your proposals ask for things that you’d like to see done, or left in the house. Keeping appliances or replacing carpet or other amenities in the home are good ways to save money on changes or additions you’d make anyway. Getting these into the agreement can help you save on your bottom line.

That said, don’t get caught holding all the cards. Remaining in a bidding war over a few thousand dollars is meaningless on a 30-year loan, especially if the house you’re looking at it is your dream home. It’s OK to stand your ground for a good deal, but don’t run yourself out of the deal by asking for too many things at once.

Find out why the seller is getting rid of the home in the first place. If you find out if it’s because of job relocation, divorce, retirement or any number of other factors, you may be able to come to a better understanding which often means a better deal.

Following these guidelines will help improve your chances of getting the best on your home. Contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and/or help you find your dream home.

 

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 courtesy Flickr.com/kteegarden

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Design a Fabulous Bathroom in a Small Space

It’s a room most people spend very little time in, and they often think about it even less when decorating their homes. In many homes, it’s a tiny space barely adequate for the daily routines. However, the bathroom is an important part of any house or apartment, and it should be given the attention it deserves. Here are a few ideas on how to create a space you won’t want to leave even if it is compact.

  1. Go White

A white or light-colored bathroom makes the space feel bigger and brighter. If your room is small and dark, paint the walls a light color and install a white vanity to instantly make it feel more welcoming and expansive.

  1. Choose a Small Vanity

A large vanity in a small bathroom can make the space feel even smaller and tighter. Instead, opt for a small vanity or pedestal sink to give you more floor space. While the tradeoff is less storage, you can find other ways to replace it.

  1. Think Vertical

Speaking of storage, make use of the vertical space in your bathroom, and install shelving on the walls. Wire shelves are ideal in this room because they seem more transparent and won’t shrink the space as much as wood shelves. Place less used items on the higher shelves while keeping things you use every day at eye level or below.

  1. Focus on Lighting

A lot of bathrooms are dark and don’t have windows for natural lighting. Increase the lighting in this room to make it feel bigger and more inviting. Start with lighting around the mirror with one wall sconce on each side and another light above it to eliminate any shadows on your face when you’re getting dressed. Place sconces and other lights around the room as needed. Pendants and chandeliers create a touch of luxury in this space as long as you choose an appropriate size.

  1. Decorate

While you don’t want to take up limited space with a lot of decorative items, you do want to create a sense of warmth through your décor. Use functional items to enhance the space in a fun way. For example, roll up brightly-colored washcloths and place them in a basket on end. Put small soaps on a tray by the tub or on the sink. Display decorative lotions to add color.

Get creative and have fun decorating one of the most important and most forgotten spaces in your home.

 

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 Steven Ungermann on Unsplash

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For Sale ~ 53 Hidden Canyon Court, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – $119,000

Mountain view from this affordable easy build flat lot in Sierra Meadows subdivision. Great opportunity for builders or investors. Soils report has been completed. Crowley Lake is a wonderful community close to Mammoth with a lot of outdoor activities.

For more information visit 53 Hidden Canyon Court.

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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For Sale – 50 Hillside Drive #642, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 ~ $615,000

FULLY FURNISHED WESTIN CONDO!

Remarkable views of Crowley Lake, the Sherwin and White Mountains from this newly renovated one bedroom/one bath, 6th floor condo at the Westin Monache. It comes totally furnished, turnkey and ready to rent.

Dog friendly complex! Located adjacent to the Village at Mammoth with easy access to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and the Gondola that serves Canyon Lodge for skiing at Mammoth Mountain.

Westin amenities include room service, valet, shuttle service, underground parking, ski lockers, owner storage, and home of the White Bark Restaurant, and Kid Klub activity center.

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 50 Hillside Drive #642.

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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4000 Meridian Blvd #206, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – $699,000

CLOSE TO THE LIFTS!

Looking for a place close to the lifts? Look no further! You cannot get any closer to Eagle Lodge than the Juniper Springs Resort area. This remarkable, south facing 2 bedroom and 2 bath unit at Juniper Springs Lodge has been exquisitely remodeled in the most tasteful fashion. All new appliances, granite countertops, LVP flooring, new carpeting, and upscale furnishings. Overlooks the pool.

Incredible views to the Sherwin’s, Mammoth Pass ,Mammoth Rock, Crystal Crag, Dave’s Run, top of Mammoth Mountain, top of Lincoln Mountain and more. The complex has an outdoor pool that is heated year-round, 3 spas, private owner’s locker room, exercise facility, underground parking, a convenience store and a large hearth room.

Enjoy immediate access to the Town of Mammoth Lakes paved trail system and dirt hiking trails. HOAs include electricity, gas, water and trash in addition to common area.

Click Here to view a 3D tour of this condo.

Click Here to view the virtual tour!

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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Mammoth Rock-N-Rye

Mammoth Rock-N-Rye begins this Friday, September 3rd and will continue through Sunday, September 5th. This event features fantastic live entertainment from genres such as Blues, Bluegrass, Rock & Country.  In addition to the live entertainment enjoy whiskey tastings from over 30 different distilleries. Purchase your tickets today for reserve whiskey and unlimited crafted cocktails in the Village.

Visit the official event website for additional information. Shake your money-maker all weekend, and be sure check out the event on Saturday & Sunday for access to over 40 Premium Rye Whiskey distilleries, live music, & Fun for all!

 

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 Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash

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100 Ski Trails #11, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2021!

UPDATED 2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME!

This mobile home is in a great location and right across from the manager’s unit. It’s 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus an enclosed den with built-in bed and shelving. LVP flooring in part of the unit. Bathrooms have been partially remodeled. Washer/Dryer included. Woodstove in living room is raised for safety if you have young children.

Recently rehabbed on the exterior with siding, insulation, windows and skirting. Covered porches and a shed. Park rules and regulations available. Buyer must be approved by the management.

Click Here for Virtual Tour! For more information visit 100 Ski Trail #11.

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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Plein Air: Minaret Vista Watercolors

The Mono Arts Council is hosting a “Plein Air” series meaning painting outside in the open air. Saturday, June 26th, join instructor Heidi Goodwin as she leads you out on a short journey from Minaret Vista to paint the stunning Minaret skyline with watercolors. The class costs $55 and includes an easel, drawing board, watercolor paper, paints, and brushes.

Visit the official event website to register today and take part in this one-of-a-kind experience to paint nature while in nature.

 

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 Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

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Bishop Mule Days

The Greatest Mule Show on Earth is back on for 2021! Starting Tuesday, May 25th, enjoy 6 days of shows, contests, and exhibitors. Mule day has been a Bishop tradition since 1969 and continues to pack in the fun and excitement every year since. Over the six days of the event, there are 14 shows featuring over 700 mules with their trainers, riders and packers.

In excess of 30,000 fans converge on the Tri-County Fairgrounds and the Mike Boothe Arena to watch the events and visit the exhibitors. Visit the official event website for additional information and come celebrate the 51st year of the greatest Mule show on earth!

 

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 Ashwini Chaudhary on Unsplash

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