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Pleasanton, CA Real Estate News

By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Chance are, if you live in Pleasanton, CA you are curious about the current real estate market update.As for the month of December, take a look at the statistics below:
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Tips for Hosting a Del Prado Pleasanton Home for Sale Open House The effectiveness of hosting an open house in selling a home has long been debated in the real estate industry. While the jury is still out on that issue, the National Association of REALTORS® statistics have shown that open houses account for up to 15% of sales over the past years. This is not a big number but it still is significant enough that home sellers and real estate agents alike spend the time to host them.   If your Pleasanton Realtor® will be hosting an open house for your Del Prado Pleasanton home for sale, here are some tips you need to take note of  to accelerate a successful home sale: 1. Clean, declutter, and organize.One of the reasons buyers go to open houses is so that they are able to see for themselv...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Luxurious Must-Have Items for Your Home in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton Once you’ve found your dream home for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton, there’s really nothing that can feel quite as exciting as furnishing the space with fun, functional, and luxurious items to make it truly feel like home.  From the living room, the bedroom, and the dining room to the kitchen and outdoor area, here are some of the must-have luxurious home items you might want to invest in for your new home: 1. Stainless steel appliances for your kitchen.Who wouldn’t love preparing and cooking sumptuous homemade meals in a kitchen that’s fully equipped with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances?  While these items are a bit pricey, quality kitchen appliances have a longer warranty period and can last you and you...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Tips for New Year Renovations of Del Prado Pleasanton Homes for Sale Every January, people of all ages come up with list upon list of ways to improve themselves and do the things they said they would do the year before but never got around to doing.  Most people are motivated with the overwhelming sense of a fresh start that a new year brings and as such, are compelled to create their wish lists and goals during the first month. As a homeowner, you’re probably thinking of ways to improve your home but are stumped with the costs of remodeling and renovating your Del Prado Pleasanton homes for sale. While some home improvement projects definitely add value to the resale price of your home - if you intend to sell it - not all projects are worth undertaking.  If you have a limited budget fo...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
3 Financial Habits to Break Before Buying Birdland Pleasanton CA Homes According to studies, only about 8% of Americans are able to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. Due to a lot of different factors, people make various decisions that ultimately sabotage the goals set for the year.   If your goals include saving money and buying a home for sale in Birdland Pleasanton CA this year, then here are some bad financial habits you need to break that might just be costing you your dream home: Bad Habit: Not monitoring your credit report.Resolution: Order and study your reports meticulously. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the nationwide reporting companies Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are required to provide you, upon your request, a free copy of your credit report ...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Home for the New Year in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton As you welcome the New Year in, in your home for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton, have you thought about any resolutions for the home this year?   Much like our personal New Year’s resolutions, industry experts believe that homeowners should also take the time to create annual resolutions and goals for their homes. Some prefer to cut the clutter, some are working on making sure that all their mortgage payments are made on time every time, while others commit to a more eco-friendly home for the coming year.  If you’re part of the latter and want to help further the cause of helping to take care of our planet, here are some tips for making your home more earth-friendly for 2016: Do an inventory of all your appliances.O...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Birdland Pleasanton CA Home As we experience a boost in the real estate market with more and more consumers looking to purchase their first-ever homes for sale in Birdland Pleasanton CA, it’s important to determine exactly how your credit score affects your home-buying capacity.  The entire process of buying a home begins long before you start the home search. It’s a long road towards finally moving in and setting foot inside your own home and one of the first steps to take is figuring out your finances. Mortgage lenders usually require a FICO score of 720 or higher. Some lenders want a 740 score but for those with scores below 700, you may still qualify for an FHA loan.  Keep in mind that the lower your credit score is, the higher the interest ...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Top 3 Questions to Answer Before Buying a Shadow Cliff Pleasanton Home Congratulations for deciding to buy a home for sale in the Shadow Cliff neighborhood in Pleasanton! Buying your very own home is a thrilling and challenging experience, especially for first-time homebuyers. It can seem like such a difficult task to accomplish, with so much paperwork and research to be done. For this reason, find the top 3 question you should ask yourself before buying a new home for sale.   Why are you buying a home?Are you buying a starter home? How does buying a home fit into your long-term plans? Are you relocating because of work? Are you going to stay in the home for a long time? Knowing the answer to these question can help you make  better buying decisions when it comes to your new home. Ponde...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Top Reasons Why a Free Market Analysis in Pleasanton CA is Important Thinking of buying or selling a home in Pleasanton CA? Have you already set your home buying or selling budget? What are your expectations when selling a home? How much are you willing to spend for a new home for sale?  There are a lot of factors that can help determine one’s success in finding and selling a home. The real estate market can be tricky, especially for first-time home buyers and sellers. They need the guidance of a trusted and experienced Realtor® who can help them make better decisions when it comes to buying and selling their homes. One of the benefits of hiring a real estate agent is getting a free market analysis in Pleasanton CA.  What is a market analysis?A market analysis is a report on the real es...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Factors That Influence the Value of Your Pleasanton CA Home for Sale For homeowners looking to sell their properties, they often find themselves asking “What’s my Pleasanton CA home worth?” While no two homes are alike, real estate agents help home sellers determine the value of their homes with a few factors. One of which is by checking old and new listings in a local MLS. They look at the comparable homes which were sold recently in the area (sold listings), comparable homes which were listed for sale on the market but didn’t get sold (expired listings), and comparable homes that are currently for sale on the market (active listings). But apart from this listing information, the value of your home is also affected by the following factors:  Your home’s value is influenced by its locat...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Top 3 Ways to Maximize Unused Space in Pleasanton CA Luxury Homes for Sale  One of the best things about luxury homes for sale in Pleasanton CA is that they have lots of spacious rooms. These are perfect for growing families who need the extra space for when their kids need rooms of their own. For smaller families, having too much space is also a good thing because there are so many creative things you can do to maximize the space such as:  Turn the space into a home gym. Do you have a gym membership? How much do you spend on it? Do you really get your money’s worth? Being healthy and fit is an important aspect of one’s life. However, you don’t have to spend too much to be fit. Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars a year for a mere 30-minute workout a week, why not build your own...
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By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
 Pleasanton Home SOLD by The J-Team..  The J-Team consistently SELLS homes in less than 10 Days.. Our Marketing plan helps us engage with buyers and sellers all over the Bay Area..  Beautiful home in the Mission Hills area of Pleasanton recently SOLD for over asking price.. Want to know what and how we can sell your HOME?   The JTeam is known for its Marketing Plan for getting your home SOLD for Maximum Net Profit! The JTeam is trained to do just that. We are well educated and we continously strieve to do the best for our clients Whether you are selling your home to relocate or are in need of a bigger home, or looking to buy a home in Alameda or Santa Clara County there's never been a better time to step into the ever so awesome Real Estate world of buying and selling. Here are a few th...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
How to Market Your Pleasanton Home for Sale this Fall  The fall season is in full swing, and selling your Pleasanton home in the next few months may seem like a real challenge. Fear not, however--market your Pleasanton home for sale this fall with these 3 staging tips that never go wrong. Take advantage of the seasonal weather and aesthetic, and you’ll find that closing your property deal will be easier than you’d expect.  Make It Bright With autumn being smack dab in the middle of solstice, shorter periods of natural sunlight are experienced all over the world. This is rather unfortunate, seeing as proper lighting is important to staging your Pleasanton home for sale. You can take this challenge by the reins, however, and make your property look even better with the help of indoor ligh...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
How to Get the Best Price for Your Pleasanton Luxury Home It’s never easy going through the entire home selling process and ending with a price that’s lower than the asking price for your Pleasanton luxury home for sale. Whether you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are simple ways to ensure that you get the best price for your home. Check out the list below:  Put a realistic price on your home. Do your research and learn all about how the market is doing. Price your home correctly. While you may calculate the price depending on how much you bought the house, your mortgage balance, and the profit you want to make, in reality the price really depends on how much the market can bear. So make sure to have your trusted REALTOR® do a comprehensive comparative analysis of the market f...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Avoid these Common Mistakes When Selling Pleasanton Luxury Homes Home sellers often forget one crucial part when it comes to upgrading their Pleasanton luxury homes which they’re putting up for sale: they upgrade parts of the home according to their design preference. They forget that home buyers come in different shapes and sizes - all with their own set of style choices. So when it comes to marketing your home for sale, it’s important to keep track of these common mistakes to avoid:  1. Updating the kitchen. Granite countertops offer a luxurious and sophisticated feel. But because it’s too costly to update the entire kitchen countertop and cabinets, some home sellers simply replace new countertops on top of old kitchen cabinets. This kind of update makes the buyers feel that the kitch...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Top Halloween Events in Pleasanton CA If you’re looking to check out some Pleasanton homes for sale this October, make sure you drop by some of their Halloween events as well. Fall in Pleasanton CA promises an array of great seasonal activities for you, your family, and friends, and here are 3 highlights that would make Halloween in this town something to remember:  Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme ParkWhen: October 3 to 31; opening hours varyWhen: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton CAContact: (510) 657 2121 Pleasanton’s Halloween event repertoire includes the Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park, an annual attraction that lasts for the whole of October. Having spooked and entertained locals and tourists for 24 years and running, Pirates of Emerson is a definite must-visit for anyo...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Best Tips for a Successful Pleasanton Luxury Home Open House Getting ready for an open house? While this can be an important part of the entire home selling process, hosting an open house can also be a challenging and exhausting event. There are a lot of factors you have to take care of and worry about. Stress less by following these tips on hosting a successful open house for Pleasanton luxury homes for sale:  Stage your house properly.Make sure that everything is neat and organized. Make time to have all the necessary repairs done. Clean the space. Opt to create a neutral environment using simple wall colors such as grays, whites, and beiges. Get rid of personal displays like the drawing pinned on your fridge and the family photographs on your mantel. Buyers want to be able to picture...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Top 3 Common Organizing Mistakes that Cause Your Pleasanton Luxury Home to Look Messy A lot of people take the time to clean their homes but somehow, after just a few months, their Pleasanton luxury home reverts back to the messy state it was in. So they clean it again. It’s sometimes seems to become a neat-mess cycle. Many people just give up on trying to attempt having an organized and neat home month after month. You might think that the mess just adds up because of the daily purchases you make and need to make space for. However, more than the additional clutter, it’s hard to keep a home clean because of these common organizing mistakes: Not plotting a day for cleaning in their calendar. People usually say “I’ll clean when I have the time” or “I’ll do this when I get a free weekend”...
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By Doug Buenz, Doug Buenz Realtor | 680 Doug Buenz Group
(COMPASS)
Top 4 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Pleasanton Luxury Home for Sale  Buyers looking for Pleasanton luxury homes for sale do not want to see a cluttered home. As a seller, you need to prepare and make your home look its best before showing it to potential buyers. One way to prepare your home for sale is by removing all the clutter and organizing your belongings. In addition to that, decluttering will also give you the benefit of having done a lot of pre-packing. If you are seriously considering putting your home on the market, here are some decluttering tips to help you sell your home.   1. Determine your time frame You need to determine how much time you have in your hands before you can systematically start decluttering your home. If you are not in a hurry, you can still set up a garage ...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Best Upgrades to Add Value to Your Pleasanton Luxury Homes for Sale Home improvements definitely make the value of Pleasanton CA luxury homes for sale more competitive. It doesn’t even necessarily have to be an extensive or expensive upgrade. Below, you can find some simple projects to help enhance the quality of your home while boosting its value.  Start with the kitchen: Buy and replace the door handles of your kitchen cabinets or get a new kitchen faucet set. You can also replace those old lighting fixtures so the space is brighter and looks more appealing. The kitchen is one of the rooms that is an attention-getter of potential homebuyers, so it is always worth it to consider this upgrade. Second, update the bathroom. Pleasanton luxury homes have the nicest bathrooms around and pote...
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