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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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53 Hidden Canyon Court, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD

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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Hidden Canyon Court Lots in Sierra Meadows Subdivision, Crowley Lakes – SOLD!

Enjoy the mountain view from these affordable easy build flat lots 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.

Click Here to view the virtual tour!

For more information on each lot view the MLS reports here.

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
800 421-7005 office
866 278-7765 efax
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.


 

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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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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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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4000 Meridian Blvd. #344, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD MAY 2021!

JUNIPER SPRINGS LODGE

Ski-in/ski-out of this one-bedroom condominium located at the base of Eagle Lodge. Features include granite counter tops and sunny south facing location with partial mountain views. Convenient ski locker facility.

Enjoy the on-site pool, spa, fitness center, coffee shop (when opened) and underground parking. Common area fees include utilities.

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 4000 Meridian Blvd #344.

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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2021’s Biggest Outdoor Trends

One of the biggest home improvement categories in the last few years is outdoor living and due to the Covid pandemic, the importance has elevated even more. Leading renovation and real estate professionals have compiled a list of the top new trends for 2021.

  • One of the biggest trends that keeps gaining interests is the outdoor kitchen. Not only is the functionality a must, but it also creates a great aesthetic for your existing outdoor spaces by adding that wow factor. Some realtors also say that an outdoor kitchen can significantly raise the value of your home as well as help sell your home faster.
  • Another popular trend is enhanced outdoor living spaces which includes comfortable seating areas, fireplaces, and firepits. With the Covid pandemic, homeowners are finding ways to utilize their outdoor living for year-round use by making comfortable living areas for themselves and guests.
  • Homeowners are finding ways to enjoy their privacy away from their neighbors as their outdoor living spaces are also used for lazy day lounging, exercise, meditation, rest and relaxation, and other activities. Larger, private backyard spaces are a must for many future homeowners as well. There is an array of ways to ensure your privacy, such as higher fences, covered patios, sheltered side yards or a more budget friendly approach like oversized planters, planting trees along the property line, or purchasing a retractable screen.
  • In some of the warmer U.S. states, outdoor showers have been on the rise. Not only does this feature give your home a beach-themed feel, but it is also a great place to clean-up kids, a refreshing place to cool off on a warm summer day while working in the garden, and it can be an ideal place for showering your outdoor pets.
  • Another great addition to your outdoor space is setting up part of your home office outdoors. With Covid and the warmer season coming up, homeowners are looking at ways to expand their workspace while they work from home. Some great additions are setting up shady workspaces such as an overhang on your patio or an adjustable umbrella, and some outdoor patio furniture for your computer and phone.
  • Pergolas are becoming a hot new trend for 2021 due to its versatility and affordability. Not only can a pergola be built and/or installed in one weekend, but it can also offer an adequate amount of shade for outdoor activities such as lounging or dining.
  • Our last major trend to feature is backyard cottages or ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units. These detached units have been on the rise due to its versatility. Some people are using this to house older relatives, as a home office, gym, temporary residence to rent for extra income, the list goes on. Backyard cottages can either be built on site or trucked in.

While some of these trends can cost a lot of time and/or money, there are many affordable things to do to bring your outdoor space to the relaxing oasis that you will love. For additional information on outdoor living or landscaping, 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.

Image by andre casti from Pixabay

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