Removing excess items and clutter is usually the most important and cost-effective way to increase the sales price of a home that is not vacant. I love giving declutter consultations for people preparing to sell! My saying has always been: "The way we live in a house is not the way we sell a house" The funny thing is, people are sometimes reluctant to remove personal items but once the clutter is Continue Reading
A Safer Way To Buy And Sell
(YES, you can still buy and sell real estate during the COVID-19 outbreak) It’s been quite an ordeal with all of our shared COVID-19 challenges and experiences. Fears and anxieties have brought many of us to new realizations and insights about life, relationships, values and what’s most important in our life. It has allowed many the unexpected opportunity to slow down, reflect and hopefully be Continue Reading
Who Really Owns your Property?
If your thinking about selling your home, it’s a good idea to find out who really owns the property. You may think you're the homeowner, but if it’s been a while since you purchased, you may have forgotten that the property is in a trust, or you added additional owners (a spouse or additional lender). This information helps determine who should sign contracts and disclosures. Paperwork Continue Reading
Learn to Read a Pest Inspection Report
It's smart to have a home and pest inspection when buying or selling a home. A pest inspection is performed by a state licensed inspector who looks for rot and bugs that cause damage to wood. The report helps determine the condition of the home. High priority stuff are identified as Section 1 damage. This means wood is damaged and and/or infestation of bugs is present. Examples are exterior Continue Reading
Read This Before You Hire A Realtor To Sell Your Home!
Many people think that Realtors all offer the same marketing at the same price. Because of this, many people looking for a Martinez Ca Realtor end up working with someone for a high commission and they receive sub par service. Any Martinez Ca Realtor can ask any Commission they want. For Realtors in Martinez and the surrounding area, 5-6% is pretty standard. At Turnbloom, We offer FULL Continue Reading
3D Tours- Selling tool of the future!
A great new marketing tool that is starting to gain popularity in real estate is 3D virtual tours. In Martinez, ca and the surrounding area, few realtors are utilizing this great selling tool. For years, people have utilized picture tours or video tours. The problem with these style tours, is the user does not have control of what they are looking at during the experience. A picture tour merely Continue Reading
Does This Drive Anyone Else Crazy?
My name is Brad Turnbloom. I am a Realtor in the Martinez area and specialize in the buying and selling of residential homes. A great way to advertise a home is with a sign out in front of the house. It grabs the attention of people driving or walking by. Even if someone is not actively looking for a house, they may see the sign and become very interested if it is the right area and Continue Reading