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Selling a Home during Covid-19 Coronavirus Shelter-In Place

The decision whether or not to sell or purchase a home during the current market / shelter-in-place can be confusing. In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under the right conditions. They’re less comfortable, however, hosting an open house. This is understandable, given the health concerns associated with social contact these days – and actually may not be permitted in many locations.  However, there are many alternatives.

 

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Posted on April 23, 2020 at 8:49 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Selling a Home, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , , ,

Partnering with a Real Estate Agent to help sell a home for a parent or loved one

The need to sell a home for a parent or loved one is extremely stressful, especially when working full-time or when out-of-area or out-of-state. In addition, the details and effort required may seem overwhelming.

As a full-service, SRES-certified real estate professional, consider me a partner in the process.  I can help with many tasks, with special consideration and compassion for the dignity of your loved one or parent. Continue reading


Posted on July 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Selling a Home, Rossmoor | Tagged , , , , ,

When selling your home, be flexible – and ready to show!

Having a house ready for sale can be a tiring process. However, being ready to show your home at any time is very important.  The real estate market is constantly moving and evolving, so it’s vital to accommodate buyers’ schedules to sell your house quickly and for the best price.

It’s important to understand that one thing buyers don’t want to see is you.  Having the seller present at a home showing leads to unease among potential buyers, since they don’t feel free to look around.  When you’re there, they feel like a guest – you want them to feel at home.  Here are some quick tips to make the process easier.   Continue reading


Posted on June 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Selling a Home | Tagged , , , ,

Price Premium: What You Can Expect to Pay in Contra Costa’s Highest-Performing School Districts

A 2017 study from Realtor.com identified the price premium to buy a home in a strong public school district and provided market insights into the top districts garnering the highest home prices and demand from buyers.

The table below includes the 2016 median list price for homes in specific Contra Costa school districts as compared to home in the county as a whole.  Average school ratings are included for reference (provided by GreatSchools.org).  Continue reading


Posted on June 7, 2019 at 4:03 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Buying a Home, Information on Selling a Home | Tagged , , , , , ,

Easy and inexpensive ways to get your home ready for sale

Thinking of selling your home? The most important and cost-effective improvements you can make to get your home ready for sale are often the least expensive and the fastest!

Buyers love properties that are move-in ready; these tend to sell the most quickly.  Alternately, houses priced at a significant discount to account for a less-than-ideal condition can attract buyers who are willing to close quickly.  Which is right for you?  Give me a call at 925.699.0031 and I can give the best advice for the current market.  Consider Intero’s Pinnacle Concierge program – a great way to make repairs and improvements with no upfront cost!

I want to sell my house fast!

When the housing market is slow, homes in better condition tend to sell much faster than homes in poor condition.

Here’s a list of some relatively inexpensive “fixes” to get your home ready for sale.  Continue reading


Posted on May 23, 2019 at 6:13 pm
Thomas Nevin | Posted in All Blog Posts, Information on Selling a Home | Tagged , , , ,