How To Price Your Home

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Inaccurate Zillow ‘Zestimates’ a source of conflict over home prices

by Mario Acosta February 12, 2015 Buyers

When “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell asked the chief executive of Zillow recently about the accuracy of the website’s automated property value estimates — known as Zestimates — she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps in American real estate.

Zillow is the most popular online real estate information site, with 73 million …

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Jackpot Scenario: Homebuyers Competing for Your Sherman Oaks Property!

by Mario Acosta October 30, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Courting Multiple Offers from Sherman Oaks Homebuyers This Fall

For anyone who has listed their home on the local market, the equivalent of winning the lottery is a call from your agent telling you that multiple offers are on the way. It’s like hitting the jackpot — especially when the house draws top dollar.

Although the tactics …

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Foreward-Thinking Woodland Hills Property Owners Curb Energy Costs

by Mario Acosta October 28, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Simple Energy Conservation Plan for Property Owners in Woodland Hills

Energy costs may not be skyrocketing as quickly as some other costs, but Woodland Hills property owners continue to watch incoming utility bills with a wary eye. It’s only natural: they remember sudden energy price leaps in the past.

One of the ripple effects of high …

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How Experts Project Your Woodland Hills Home Value Growth

by Mario Acosta October 23, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Predicting the Return on Investment of Your Woodland Hills Home

If you are a Woodland Hills homeowner (or about to become one), you’ll be interested in the progression of your Woodland Hills home’s value over time. The market may fluctuate, but what doesn’t is your goal of seeing your property value go up — in other …

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Adding a Virtual Tour Adds Depth to a New Sherman Oaks Listing

by Mario Acosta October 22, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

A Virtual Tour Adds Emotion for Web Prospects

According to the National Association of Realtors®, active home-buying prospects are turning to the Internet in overwhelming numbers. If you have been a Sherman Oaks house-hunter yourself anytime recently, this will not surprise you. Even after you’ve had to wrestle with an ever-expanding number of new computer apps, …

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Some Upgrades Boost a Studio City Listing (Others, Not So Much!)

by Mario Acosta October 18, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Smart Renovation Moves Before Listing Your Studio City Home

In Studio City’s competitive housing market, shrewdly targeting which (if any) renovations to make prior to listing your home can sharply affect not only its DOM (days on market), but the price it ultimately brings. After making any obviously needed repairs any that would be standout …

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Encino Luxury Home Sales Hinge on Lifestyle Marketing

by Mario Acosta October 17, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Local Luxury Home Sales Aided by Market Familiarity

Luxury home sales often trace a path that differs from the rest of the market. Just as high-end buyers can afford to take their time to find exactly the property they are looking for, Encino luxury homeowners tend to pick and choose when they will market their …

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Sherman Oaks Property Re-listings Deserve Energetic Second Effort

by Mario Acosta October 15, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Secrets To Successful Showings the Second Time Around

Even though Sherman Oaks property prices continue to recover, the current market can still present challenges. No one understands this better than homeowners who are re-listing this year. For some of them, surrounding seas of “For Sale” signs created a less-than-appealing neighborhood setting. Others drew buyers who weren’t …

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To Sell Your Sherman Oaks Home Quickly, Get the Price Right!

by Mario Acosta October 11, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Pricing Your Area Home for a Speedy Sale

Rushing to sell your home is never desirable — but circumstances sometimes require it. To sell your home in Sherman Oaks quickly, the most important factor is finding the right price. Too high a priced will dampen buyer interest — but of course you don’t want to set …

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Staging Your Tarzana Home: a Matter of Detail

by Mario Acosta October 7, 2013 How Much Is My Home Worth?

Adopt a Staging Attitude to Make Listing Photos Shine

Today’s Internet-savvy home seller knows that before potential Tarzana buyers even make their way to a home’s online listing they may already have been exposed to the property’s pictures posted elsewhere. Since first impressions can be decisive, it’s all the more reason to heed something that advertising …

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