How We Market Your Home For Sale

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The Ultimate Open House Checklist: Curb Appeal Edition

by Mario Acosta May 27, 2015 How We Market Your Home For Sale

We know—selling your home is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s a big decision that can take years of dreaming, years of waiting for home values to return all while second-guessing yourself, your life choices, and the market. You’ve been patient. The house you expected to live in for a few years has turned into a …

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Southern California housing market has some spring in its step. Prices & sales both on the upswing.

by Mario Acosta May 20, 2015 How We Market Your Home For Sale

Southern California home prices and sales climbed in April for the second straight month after a period of stagnation.

The gains, however, may signal a tough summer ahead for buyers, who face a dwindling supply of homes in most areas.

The price and sales gains in April, reported Tuesday by real estate firm CoreLogic, followed a long …

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5 Tips for Outdoor Décor

by Mario Acosta May 12, 2015 How We Market Your Home For Sale

Need to freshen up your outdoor space? Get 5 expert tips that are sure to awaken your outdoor space from the sleepy slumber of winter.
Tip #1: Make It Private

Outdoor rooms require structure just as an indoor room to help provide intimacy and comfort. Some money-saving solutions for adding “walls” include: anchoring a wooden trellis in …

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ENTERTAINER’S HILLTOP DREAM HOME!

by Mario Acosta June 26, 2014 Buyers

A Rare Opportunity in Studio City Hills!

One-of-a-kind custom-built private oasis, located just off Mulholland Drive.  Step through the doors of this 3 bed, 4 bath unique entertainer’s dream home in the coveted “Doñas” of Studio City Hills, featuring a lush gated entryway,  jet-liner and city light views, sparkling pool, vaulted ceilings, walls of glass, and tropical …

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SHERMAN OAKS HOME SOLD IN RECORD TIME!

by Mario Acosta June 5, 2014 How We Market Your Home For Sale

We listed this home at 3764 Stone Canyon Avenue in Sherman Oaks for $950,000.   We sold it in 10 days and $100,000 over the asking price!

We had a whirlwind of interest and offers and are so happy our sellers were thrilled by the outcome.

MARKETING MATTERS AND RESULTS COUNT!

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Are You Aware Many Homes Are Selling Before They Hit The Market?

by Mario Acosta November 14, 2013 Buyers

Pocket Listings Are Real Estate’s Hidden Market!
Some homes are bought and sold without ever being officially listed or put on the market.
This word-of-mouth technique – once used mostly by the rich and famous – has gained popularity among sellers and it takes savvy agents to know how to source these off market listings.  These off …

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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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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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