How has life changed over the past 2 years? Well, our clients have let us know that their space needs have certainly changed, where their homes are concerned. How have your needs changed where YOUR home is concerned?
Many of our clients are looking for a home that better fits their family’s lifestyle as well as fitting their unique work situations. We are finding that many clients are loving a loft space on the upper level for gaming, toy areas or just a relaxing space that is out of the way of the main level “hustle and bustle.” Some of our clients are continuing to work part-time or full-time from home, which has necessitated a bit of a changeup, where their floorplan is concerned, as well. We are finding that an upper or lower-level office space is preferable, for many who have focus work to do, whereas a main level work station is great for quick catch up type work.
What are some of the changes you are noticing in your own lifestyle? Are there ways to adjust your spaces in your current home or might a move be on the horizon? Call me if you would like to discuss, and we can figure out a plan that makes sense for your lifestyle and overall needs!
As promised, we want to address your questions around the issue of low inventory; and we need to look at both seller and buyer considerations. As a seller, you have the opportunity to be in the driver's seat when low inventory markets arise. Most of our sellers, however, will also be buyers in the same "low inventory market." Let's talk about some things you might want to start thinking about, as you plan for your move.
These are just a few of the biggies, as we explore buyer considerations in a low inventory market. Do you have questions as you prepare to jump into this market? Call me, and let's chat about your unique situation and how we can position you to win the home you love!
Well, it’s that time of year again, when I start receiving calls from clients and friends who are intending to make a move this year. What do I do to prepare for a smooth move? How can I prepare my home to realize the greatest gain when I sell? How am I going to find my next home; what options are even out there right now? Never fear! I am here to help and my team is ready to help you in 2022! This month, we will discuss top tips for listing prep and we will get to your other questions over the next two newsletters (or you are welcome to give me a call to discuss, if you are anxious to get rolling!).
Top Tips for Prepping Your Home for Sale:
1) You know it… declutter! This is the least costly and most impactful improvement you can make. packing up items you don’t need right now (especially small knickknack items and antiques), putting away anything "extra," and removing extra furniture is a way to make your spaces look bigger and avoid distracting potential buyers.
2) Next… De-Home! Do your best to "de-home the home" by simplifying décor (think Pottery Barn). Take your personal style out as much as possible unless you have a very neutral style (again, think Pottery Barn). If you need help with artwork or rearranging ideas, just give me a call and we can work together to get you prepped and ready!
3) Super important… Call me and let’s do a preliminary listing conversation. I am happy to answer all of your questions and make sure that your listing process is simple, smooth and profitable. Don’t hesitate to reach out today and let’s get started.
We will chat next month about buying options and what the market outlook is for 2022. I guarantee you; if you decide to move, we will find a wonderful home for you and your family. In the meantime, let us know what you need when you need it; we are happy to help!
Wow! I think I say this every year, but WOW! I cannot believe we are on the precipice of another new year. As we enjoy the Christmas Season, our thoughts often turn to all of the things we have to do and all the presents we have to buy. But I wonder... maybe this year, we could allow our thoughts to turn to all of the people we care about?
As I open Christmas Greetings from family and friend and see posts and photos on social media with all of the people that are dear to me, I am hoping that this year I can take just a moment or two to consider the gift that those people are to me. I don't know about you, but for me, this requires a purposeful pause. As I look at this year's family photos (I love the "family photo Christmas Card", by the way!), I would like to pause, thank God for each one in those photos, and consider the ways they have contributed to my life.
I have much to be grateful for: A wonderful husband, the love of family and friends, amazing team members that I could not do this without, the BEST clients, prayerful ministry partners, and the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. I could go on and on, but I won't. Suffice it to say, I am grateful everyday (even on my crabby days) and you are part of what I am grateful for.
This Christmas Season, my wish for you is that you would also purposefully pause... and consider those who mean the most to you. Spend a few minutes here and there (as you check off those to-do's) considering the people who bless your life. Merry Christmas and many blessings to you in the 2022!
Isn’t it wonderful that we have a time of year that calls us to be thankful on purpose? We just automatically think of gratitude around this time of year. And what better place for our hearts to be than in a state of gratitude? With all of the strife in the world today and all of the items on our to-do lists that beckon us each day, we are gifted with a reminder to be grateful.
So what are you grateful for and who are you grateful to today? We have a unique opportunity each and every day (not just during the “Thanksgiving Season”) to set our hearts right and begin our days with gratitude. And doesn’t that just frame your whole day in a different way?
Well, as you may know, our team is very grateful for each of you; not only at this time of year, but all year ‘round. We love working with you to realize your homeownership dreams. We find great joy in partnering with you to achieve the goals you have in mind. We love to be your resource for information, your guide through the process, and your sounding board as you make big decisions and want to recap the details and organize your thoughts.
As you consider gratitude today and into the future, you can remember that we are here for you, and we are grateful to know you and to be connected with you. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out when you need something we can help with, or just to say "hi."
With gratitude, Angela, Eli, Lori, and Eri
This crazy market continues to keep us on our toes! As we watch the trends in order to bring the very BEST marketing strategies to our clients, we notice that the Angels Sadat Group is consistently helping our clients to achieve the very BEST results in the sale of their homes. Every home we have listed this year has sold within the first week and all have sold well over list price. So, how can we do the same for YOU and make YOU more money on your sale? Here are just a few things that set us apart:
It’s true. The market remains a "challenge" for buyers at all price points, and yet the market ebbs and flows each month, each week, each day. So, can serious buyers still secure superior properties as they compete in the multiple offer madness? Absolutely! I always like to discuss and analyze the unique buying power of each of my clients, and every situation is different. Overall, we want to write the cleanest offer possible. We write to win! So what does "clean" look like in today’s market? Here are just a few things we discuss:
Many of our clients call us with questions that relate to the current market conditions and what they should be doing to prepare for a successful sale. With the lack of inventory, it seems you can literally "throw" your house on the market and expect an offer. However, is it merely and offer that you're looking for? Or is it the very BEST offer that you're looking for?
I maintain that although it is true that our inventory problem has caused the rapidity of receiving offers to increase substantially; it is still in our clients' best interest to prepare well. And we are here to help!
We are not merely looking for an offer. We would like to procure the very BEST offer with the very best terms and the absolute highest net dollar to our clients. To this end, we are still committed to doing the work that is necessary to achieve the very BEST results. We are committed to helping you prepare your home, to marketing your property with the same results-oriented and aggressive marketing we have always excelled in, and to strategically negotiate the very best terms and price for you... even in a hot market.
Again, we're not looking for AN offer; we're looking to get you the BEST offer. Is this the type of commitment you're looking for when you move? We are here to help. Give us a call or reach out by text or email. We will give you peace of mind in your listing process because you can be certain that you're getting the best of the best at every step!
There is a lot of confusion in our marketplace right now and our clients are wondering: Why is the inventory so low?? This question begs another question: When will this end?
Well, these are great questions and there are several answers. Let’s talk about a few.
As uncomfortable as this market can be, we are encouraging our clients more than ever, that if moving is on your horizon, sooner is better. I’m not saying we are becoming California, but we might be becoming California. As investor penetration increases in major cities, they find themselves in a predicament where homeownership just can’t make sense financially for much of the population.
Want to discuss how this affects you? Let’s chat. Call, text or email anytime to set up a quick consult. Facing reality helps us to navigate our options and set a plan for success!
We love helping our clients with their moving complexities. Sometimes the prospect of a move, with all of the “moving” parts, can seem overwhelming; and yet, we come along side to help to make the process as smooth as it can possibly be. We have been very successful in helping so many to achieve their goals, that I thought you might want to hear about it! Here are just a few of the complex situations we have been able to help with.
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