Pleasanton, CA Real Estate News

By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
4 Upgrades That Will Boost the Value of Your Pleasanton Home for Sale If you want to sell your home fast and for top dollar to buyers of Pleasanton homes, you need to invest in certain upgrades that can boost your home’s worth. Some of these updates are easy and can be done without the help of a professional. Others may require the skill of experts. Whether it is a DIY project or one that needs the help of a pro, it pays to know which improvements will be beneficial to your home sale.  Here are some upgrades that can increase your property’s value: Basic updatesThis may not be a surprise but basic updates add the most value to your home. Before you put your home on the market, you need to verify, “What's my home value in Pleasanton CA?” Then, you need to check your home to see if everyt...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Major Factors That Impact the Resale Value of Your Pleasanton Home Are you trying to figure out what your Pleasanton home will be worth years from now? There are many factors that can impact the market value of your property. These can range from home improvements to the mood of the seller. It is important to learn about these factors. This will help you make an informed decision as you price your home when the time to put the ‘for sale’ sign in your lawn has come.  Below are five crucial factors that impact the resale value of your home.  LocationOne of the factors that will affect your home’s resale value is its location. This does not only include the geographical position, but also other details such as the selling price of nearby comparable homes for sale, the quality of schools,...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Increase the Value of Your Pleasanton Home with These 3 Tips With the fact that Pleasanton was reported to be the 4th among “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live In” by USA Today in 2014, it is not surprising if you, together with many other potential home sellers, get curious and ask the question, “What’s my home worth in Pleasanton CA?” This is part of the San Francisco Bay Area and is considered to be one of the most affluent cities close to San Francisco with many parks, trails, open spaces, shops, and restaurants nearby, not to mention great schools! In general, Pleasanton homes for sale have a high market value.  Additional factors that contribute to your home’s value are the neighborhood, establishments close by, and geography to name a few.  There are many other ways that you can in...
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By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
Sizzling SaturdayWhere: Downtown Pleasanton, CAWhen: Saturday, August 6 6-9pmWhat: Sizzling Saturday Cost: Free (See full list of participating local businesses and promotions)Contact: Pleasanton Downtown AssociationPhone: 925-484-2199Enjoy Summer Saturday Nights with Music, Entertainment and Food! Downtown Pleasanton is a hot spot for East Bay festivities and celebrations. From First Wednesday Night Summer street parties to Friday night concerts, there is no shortage of events, restaurants and live music to enjoy hot summer evenings. The upcoming Sizzling Saturday on August 6 features many participating business offering discounted deals on food and drink. With live music and entertainment, it's a great opportunity to get out and enjoy what downtown Pleasanton has to offer. You can als...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Top 7 Things That Can Decrease the Value of Your Pleasanton Home If you want to sell your home fast to buyers looking for Pleasanton CA homes, you have to be clear about one question --- “what's my home worth in Pleasanton CA?”   A lot of factors such as the location, square footage, and number of rooms, can affect your property’s value. There are also certain things, both controllable and uncontrollable, that could significantly reduce your home’s worth.  Steer clear of these pitfalls when selling your home. Landscaping without considering the futureLandscaping your yard can help make your property look more attractive. However, you have to think about the future before you make any change. For instance, if you plant a tree too close to the house or driveway, it can result to major pro...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Reasons Why You Should Never Overprice Your Pleasanton Home When selling your home to buyers looking for Pleasanton homes for sale, you have to be careful not to overprice. While it is natural for a seller to maximize the sale of a home, overpricing your property can backfire and leave you with nothing to show but a stale listing.  Read on for some reasons why you should be careful not to overprice your home when selling. You will scare off buyersPleasanton has become a popular destination for buyers looking for luxury homes and starter homes.  If you overprice your home, you will scare off the best buyers.  They will be dashing to the next house even before you get the chance to show them your home. Buyers often work with real estate agents who can easily tell when a home is overpric...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
How to Give Your Home a Modern Appeal That Buyers Will Surely Love After saying to yourself, “Good thing there is free market evaluation for my home in Pleasanton CA,” put yourself in the shoes of the buyers and consider the value of your home. Additionally, remember that after looking at several homes for sale in Pleasanton, buyers will definitely get tired of seeing outdated homes. Make yours stand out by giving it a modern touch. Updating your home before putting it on the market will also boost its appeal and increase the chances of getting sold sooner than you expected.  Here are some tips on how to modernize your home before showing it to buyers: 1. Update your light fixturesAs you ask yourself, “What's my home value in Pleasanton CA?,” one simple way to add value and modernize yo...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Top 5 Signs That You Are Ready to Sell Your Home in Birdland Pleasanton When is the right time to sell your home to buyers looking for homes for sale in Birdland Pleasanton CA? Knowing when to take that leap of faith as you put your home on the market for sale is not always easily recognized. This is an important decision that requires careful planning and honest assessment. There are indicators that can help you determine if you are truly ready to sell your property.   Here are five obvious signs that you should sell your home now:  Your home no longer suits your lifestyleIf you are thinking of selling your home, an important factor to consider is how well your current home meets your everyday needs. If your family is growing, perhaps you could use another bedroom. Downsizing can also ...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Incentives to Offer Shadow Cliff Home Buyers for a Quick Sale If you have a home to sell, you can consider offering incentives to buyers looking for homes for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton to sweeten the deal. Incentives are perks, either big or small, that you offer to your home’s eventual buyer.  Here are five incentives that can help sell your home faster as you discuss with your trusted real estate professional the answer to your question, “What’s my home worth in Pleasanton CA?” 1. Closing Credit Most sellers want a quick closing for different reasons. It could be because of an upcoming job transfer or for tax purposes. If you want a quick closing, you can offer a closing credit to the buyer and even a bonus commission to the buyer’s agent. Buyers will appreciate this unexpecte...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Top 5 Easy Tips to Help You Buy and Sell a Home Simultaneously Selling your home to buyers looking for homes for sale in Birdland Pleasanton CA is a serious endeavor. You have to deal with the paperwork, deadlines, statutory obligations and other important aspects. Couple this challenging task with buying a home and you can end up with an overwhelming and stressful experience.  Here are a few things to remember when buying and selling a home at the same time. Know the market firstBefore you open your doors to buyers looking for Birdland Pleasanton homes for sale, make sure you have a clear and solid understanding of the housing market in your area and the area where you are planning to buy. Find out if the market is weighted toward buyers or sellers. Knowing the current condition of the...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
Home Seller's Guide to Basic Real Estate Terminologies When selling your Del Prado Pleasanton homes for sale, the best thing you can do is hire a good real estate agent who can help you through the process. It also helps to know some of the basic terminologies used in real estate so you can speak and understand their language. Selling a home could be frustrating if you’ve never done it before and don’t have the right information.  Here are some basic real estate terms that you need to know:  ContractContract refers to a legally binding agreement between the  buyer and the seller. In real estate, a Contract of Sale will be deemed  valid if there there is an offer, an acceptance, competent parties, consideration, legal purpose, written documentation, description of the property, and signa...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Tips to Successfully Sell Your Birdland Home to Younger Buyers If you are considering selling your home for sale in Birdland Pleasanton CA to millennials, you must first discover what they truly want in a home. According to the National Association of Realtors, millennials account for 32% of real estate buyers. They have specific values and desired lifestyles. They also have definite criteria in choosing homes.  Read on for some tips on how to sell your home to the younger buyers. 1. Make sure your home has WiFi accessOne helpful tip that can make your property desirable to millennials who are looking for Birdland Pleasanton CA homes for sale is making sure that your house is equipped with WiFi and has a good signal. Millennials have very demanding jobs and social lives and they const...
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By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
This Pleasanton home is located on Maywood Drive. The home was built in 1989 and has recent remodels. This is a 2 story, single family home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. "This is a lovely home in Pleasanton and we are so very happy for our clients," said Janki Patel, team leader and CEO of The J-Team. "Seeing our clients happy and hearing all their positive feedback is what we strive for."This home was listed on the market on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. It is measured in 2,673 square feet with a lot size of 6,992 square feet. This light, bright and airy home features updates throughout and is a prime location within walking distance to top-rated elementary and high schools. Featuring gorgeous new hardwood flooring in living and dining rooms, the living room boasts high vaulted ceiling, coz...
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By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
This Pleasanton home just sold by The J-Team is located on Paseo Santa Maria. This is a 2 story, single family home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and an attached 3 car garage. "This is a great family home and we are so happy for our clients," said CEO and The J-Team leader Janki Patel. "They were happy with the outcome and we strive to make our clients happy."This home was listed on the market on Thursday, April 7. It is measured in 2,380 square feet with a lot size of 6,700 square feet. It has many recent updates including new paint, carpet and landscaping as well as new electrical work. This beautiful home features a remodeled kitchen with new stainless steel appliances.The cozy family room offers a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround and sliding glass door leading to the spacio...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
What Are the Common Obstacles Home Sellers Face?  Selling homes for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton can be stressful. Many unexpected challenges can arise faster than you can address them. Inexperienced homeowners can end up confused and frustrated. That is why you need to hire a trusted and experienced real estate agent to help you through the process. Your agent will also advise and help you with the common obstacles in selling a home since they already have extensive experience in handling such issues.  Below are the top 5 challenges that homeowners face when selling their home. 1. Handling emotionsSelling a home is not just a financial transaction, it is also an emotional experience. Various emotions can surface when you sell your home. Among these are excitement, uncertainty, anxie...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
What to Ask When Interviewing a Del Prado Real Estate Agent Selling your home to buyers looking for Del Prado Pleasanton homes for sale is not easy. Having an experienced and hardworking real estate agent by your side can make the home selling process smoother. To find the right agent, you need to probe deeper and ask a wide range of questions before making any decision.  Here are five questions that sellers should ask prospective real estate agents: 1. Do you have experience in selling homes in Pleasanton and what is your success rate?Although it may seem like an obvious place to start, many sellers still neglect to ask potential agents about their work experience. Though a new real estate agent can certainly be motivated and eager to please, sellers should look for an agent who has a ...
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By Janki (Hetal) Patel, Team Leader & CEO for The Janki Patel Team
(Legacy Real Estate and Associates)
This beautiful family home is located on Corte Verde. This is a 2 story, single family home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and an attached 3 car garage. "We went pending on this home in 7 days with multiple offers," said Janki Patel, The J-Team CEO and Team Leader. "Our clients are very happy and that's what we strive for."This home was listed on the market on Thursday, April 14. It is measured in 2,258 square feet with a lot size of 8,505 square feet. It has many recent updates including recent paint update, new carpet and landscaping. This beautiful home features an upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, and the backyard has a sparkling pool with fire pit perfect for entertaining.The cozy family room offers a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround and sliding glass door with views of the...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Birdland Home by Yourself Are you thinking of selling your home to buyers of homes for sale in Birdland Pleasanton CA?  Are you planning to do it by yourself? Well, a number of homeowners have considered selling their home on their own but most who do find little success in trying. Why? It is because the home selling process is extremely time consuming and exhausting. Aside from that, there are several disadvantages of selling your home without the knowledge and expertise of an agent.  Read to know the downsides of selling your home without the help and guidance of a real estate professional. Getting less for your homeAccording to statistics, FSBOs sell for significantly less than homes which were sold with the help of real estate agents. This is be...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
5 Keys to Setting the Right Asking  Price for Your Shadow Cliff Home Pricing your home appropriately from the beginning is critical to attracting buyers looking for homes for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton. To get the right price, you need to evaluate your home objectively and consider market conditions. Read on for some tips on how to set the right asking price for your home.  1. Put yourselves in the shoes of buyersAs a seller, it is normal to feel emotional over your home because it has sentimental value. However, the memories that your home holds are yours and should not affect the market price. This is where you have to place yourself in the shoes of a buyer. Prepare to be rational and think like a buyer. Look at your house from a group of Shadow Cliff Pleasanton homes for sale. I...
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By Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, Professional, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
(Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation)
What You Need to Know about the Top 5 Real Estate Myths Selling your home to buyers looking for Del Prado Pleasanton homes for sale requires research in order to separate fact from fiction. With all the information readily available everywhere, it is easy to fall victim to home selling myths. This could drain you of your time and money.  Here are the five real estate myths that you should know:  #1: Curb appeal is no longer important once buyers are inside your homeThe importance of curb appeal can never be downplayed when it comes to selling a home. Buyers will be less willing to enter your home if the outside does not appeal to them.  Since most buyers drive by a home before deciding whether or not to look inside, you have to make a good first impression. Make sure you have spruced up...
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