Karen Urata Realtor

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How to Make Your Home Show Well

In El Cajon, Escondido, La Mesa, Mission Valley, North San Diego County, Oceanside, Poway, Ramona, Real Estate, San Diego County, San Marcos, Santee, Uncategorized, Vista on June 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Beautifully staged home

It is the prime time for home-selling and we often hear talk about making your home show well.  What does this mean and more importantly, what does this mean to you?

Over the years I have interacted with sellers that had a desire to sell their home and a number of different reactions to the concept of making some changes in order to allow their home to show in it’s best light.

It is my experience that the most successful sellers, the ones who sell their home in the shortest amount of time for the highest amount of money, are those who are able to “emotionally move out” and allow themselves to view their home as a product that is competing in a marketplace with other products within a particular price range and geographic area.  That is a bit tough to do, as your home means so much more than that to you, but the reality is that it does not mean anything to your prospective buyer, yet.  And this is actually the way to make that happen. Builders understand this concept, they use model homes as a way to sell their homes.  You can do this to, often with no or low-cost changes to what you already have in your home.  Sounds a little strange, but it works.

What is the best way to help your prospective buyer fall in love with your home?  There are many things that you can do that start with ideas like  reducing the amount of furniture and smaller items that distract from being able to see the amount of beautiful space and features that your home has to offer, to a fresh coat of paint in the best color to create the feeling that best reflects your home.

A great place to start for getting great ideas for making your home show well is to click here for a recent article found in Realtor Magazine.    For a more detailed assessment of your home in San Diego County contact me to schedule a Showing Assessment Consultation.

See you in the neighborhood,

Karen Urata

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B W Real Estate Group

(760) 609-0952

5-Star Award Winner  San Diego Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012

Serving Buyers and Sellers in San Diego County


Day of the Dead Celebration in Escondido

In Art, Halloween, Real Estate, San Diego County, Uncategorized on October 13, 2011 at 12:13 am
Day of the Dead ofrenda

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Have you ever wondered what the Day of the Dead Celebration is all about?  Then mark your calendar for Tues. November 1st, 2011 and get ready to head over to the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.  They are offering a hands-on, free community celebration that features art projects for everyone. 

 There will be a paper flower-making workshop and an interactive exhibit, Eloy Tarcisio’s Muerte de todos ofrendo de participacion, (Death comes to Everyone, a Participatory Offering).  Visitors are encouraged to participate in the installation by leaving personal objects in memory of loved ones such as photographs, mementos representing favorite things, and flowers. 

There will be traditional refreshments available such as Pan Dulce and Mexican Hot Chocolate and  performances by Ballet Folklorico performances.

This annual event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1st 2011 from 6:00-9:00 PM.  The California Center for the Arts Escondido is located at 340 N Escondido Blvd (between 3rd Ave and Valley Parkway) Escondido, CA 92025.

Presented by Vallarta Supermarket and Crescentera.

For more information visit www.artcenter.org (800) 988-4253.

 As always, remember I am here to answer your San Diego County real estate questions.  Call me, Karen Urata, at (619) 454-7959.

License # 01720025