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Everyone has heard of a fixer upper. Many investors are looking for hidden off-market properties with the potential to increase its value over time. Applying this concept to private equity real estate is known as value added investing. Read more
It’s no secret that San Francisco is one of the most competitive markets in the world. It all comes down to finding an agent who will educate you, be a bold decision-maker, and help you navigate through all the ups and downs along the way. Demand continues to outstrip supply, leading to a sharp drop in new listings and higher sold prices. Today, the off-market real estate world is huge for buyers and sellers. For buyers, you have exclusive access to listings that haven’t hit MLS yet. For sellers, you can market your property quietly by taking advantage of your agent’s inner network. 30% of properties we found for buyers this year were off-market, and 40% of our own listings sold off-market this year! This strategy is growing stronger, especially in San Francisco when inventory is low and highly competitive. Read more
San Francisco’s median sold price for condo/loft/TIC’s hit a new high in July, at $1,250,000. Single family homes were slightly off their June all-time high of $1,700,000 but still posted the second highest price month ever at $1,660,000. Interest rates are LOW! They have dropped .5% in the last 6 months and are now less than 4%. Read more
First impressions are everything! Staging your home is the process of arranging furniture and presenting each room in a way that will appeal to buyers. This will highlight your home’s strengths and help buyers envision themselves living in the space. A stager can help you arrange your own furniture in a new way, swap out some old items for newer rented pieces, or stage the entire home. Even something as small as investing in a new paint color can tie in all the elements of your staging design and will help get your property ready to market. Staging is one of the best investments a homeowner/investor can make. We have a trusted team of vendors we use for staging and can provide our clients with staging at HALF THE COST in San Francisco. Read more
Summer is in full bloom and so is the real estate market. Our team has been working around the clock to help our clients buy and sell their homes, and we are excited to help many more! No matter what everyday life throws at us, we can’t forget that summer is a time to enjoy with friends and family. As soon as the sun comes out, the city people love to mingle. That’s why we want to share some of our favorite things to do so that you can have the perfect summer in San Francisco too! Read more