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Turn Your Home Into a Masterpiece

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Professional photography is one of the most important aspects of your home’s marketing and advertising. This is made only more important by the fact that most homes are featured online on multiple different websites.

Before you have a photographer come over to shoot, I recommend that you clean, dust, and declutter your home. The point is to get everything neat and organized so the focus of the photographs is your home, and not the objects within it. I would also recommend removing any holiday decorations because they can date the photos, and some people feel that holiday photos are a bit gimmicky. Also, clear off your kitchen countertops. Your kitchen will look and feel much larger than it actually is!

Be sure to turn on all of your lights and open all of your windows. Brighter is always better!

Another thing to keep in mind is to remove traces of any pets that you may have. This will negatively affect the buyer’s idea of what condition your home might be in. Some people are also allergic to animals and this could be a deal-breaker for them.

"Your home’s photography can make or break a sale."

The cleaning doesn’t stop on the inside of your home. Mow your lawn, trim your hedges, and clean your gutters. There are a lot of things that you could do to the outside of your home, but the main idea is to have everything clean, green, and inviting. You need to lure your buyer to the front door and into your home.

I have a long list of other things you can do to improve your home before a photographer comes in, so don’t hesitate to continue this conversation with me via email or phone!

2016 Real Estate Review for Nevada County

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Hello and Happy 2016 to you all. We are in a new year, so I wanted to take some time today to bring you a "year-in-review" for 2015. Thanks to all of our great clients and friends, we were able to have another record year. We were so happy to get so many of your referrals!

First of all, in the Nevada County market this year, we had an average appreciation of 12%! We also saw over 1,400 sales in 2015, the most we've had since 2005! These are both great figures and point to just how healthy our market has become. We are also rapidly approaching our record high sale prices from 2005, and may be hitting those numbers soon. 

We also saw a lot more homes sell in the $500,000+ range than we have in years past. This has allowed many people who were waiting for the market to improve in order to downsize to do so. This creates movement in both the upper and middle part of our market. 

Next time, I'll bring you a forecast for where I think the market is heading in 2016. This coming week, I will attend a conference with some of the best agents and real estate experts in North America, and I'll bring back some great information for you to use in 2016. 

If you have questions for me at any time, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Wishing You a Safe and Fun Holiday Season

Today we're not going to talk about real estate or interest rates. I just want to wish you Happy Holidays on behalf of my team. Your business and referrals made 2015 a great year, and 2016 looks to be even better.

None of this could have been accomplished without your help!
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas in this video. Happy Holidays!

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