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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 

Mammoth Reggae Festival

Not only can you enjoy great live music in the evenings at the Mammoth Reggae Festival, but you can also hike, camp or fish during the day. This free, all ages festival runs for three days starting July 22nd – 24th at The Village at Mammoth from 6pm-10pm.

There is something for everyone and all age groups with 12 live bands, a DJ, art vendors, shopping, food and drinks. Be sure to bring a blanket so you can relax and stay awhile.

Visit the official event website for additional information.

 

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 CAMCAT – Christopher Michael on Unsplash

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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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Mammoth Jazz Fest

What’s better than a Jazz Fest? A Jazz Fest with a wine walk. Come out to sample wine from numerous vineyards and listen to Jazz for free at The Village at Mammoth in the village plaza. The Wine Walk with Live Jazz is on Friday July 15th.

The Jazzfest continues on Saturday the 16th. Enjoy the music from noon until 10pm.

Get lodging information at Mammothmountain.com and visit Mammoth JAZZfest 2022 for more information on the festival.

 

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 Jens Thekkeveettil on Unsplash

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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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Party On June Mountain

Take a ride up June Mountain on the iconic J1 chairlift for breathtaking views and an alpine party on Saturday July 9th and again on July 30th from 3pm – 7pm.

Enjoy live music, BBQ and brews starting at 3:30pm. Featuring June Lake Brewing, Mammoth Brewing Co., Distant Brewing and other local brewers with five-ounce pours. BBQ will be available for purchase at the June Meadow Chalet.

Visit June Mountain’s website for additional information and to purchase your tickets.

 

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 Reiseuhu on Unsplash

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Happy Independence Day!

Time for fireworks, hotdogs and Apple Pie! The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade is Monday, July 4th! The parade begins at 11:00 am until around 12-12:30 pm. It starts at the intersection of Old Mammoth Road and ends at Manzanita Road and Main St.

After the Parade make sure to check out the Mammoth Lakes Arts on the 4th Festival. It’s Mono Arts Council’s annual kickoff fundraising event. The festival begins on Friday the 1st and runs through Monday the 4th of July. Most of the art and music is the work of local artists and musicians. There will also be food vendors, craft cocktails and local beer.

End the day with the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on 1149 South Landing Road in Crowley Lake. The display will include over 737 shells and last for 20 minutes. Admission for the show is $25.00 per car or truck and $5.00 per individual or bike. It starts at 9:15pm.

Get more information at the Mono Arts Council website and visit Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s website for more information on the parade. For tickets and directions to the Fireworks Spectacular visitmammoth.com.

 

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 Roberts on Unsplash

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Eastern Sierra Dark Sky Festival

Time for Summer stargazing. There is something special about laying on the ground looking into the vastness of space on a warm summer night. It restores you hope and connects you to nature. The Eastern Sierra Dark Sky Festival begins Thursday June 23rd and runs through Sunday June 26th 

The festival is organized by Eastern Sierra Observatory. There will be huge telescopes to observe deep space objects through, lectures from professional astronomers, photography workshops as well as food, beer and wine vendors and much more.

Visit the official event website Eastern Sierra Observatory for additional information and tickets.

 

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 Ryan Jacobson on Unsplash

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Monster Mammoth Motor Cross

It’s the summer’s hottest spectator sport! The Mammoth Motocross, the oldest continuous running motocross in the USA, begins on Saturday, June 17th and runs through the 26th. Every summer both racers and spectators come to Mammoth Lakes for this thrilling high-speed event. It’s

Enjoy 7 days of exciting competitions from riders who have ventured to 6 qualifying locations around California during the Road to Mammoth race circuit and are more than ready to bring home a coveted Mammoth Bear trophy.

Visit the official event website for race times and additional information. Bring your friends and watch one of the major amateur events in the country.

 

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 Andraz Lazic 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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