How to Sell Your Home Fast

How to Sell Your Home Fast
From the desk of Rio Vista Realtor Ralene Nelson: Most of the homeowners I meet with want (or need) to sell their home FAST!  So, I just thought I would share these great tips. Selling a home can often take months, even years. So what if you have to unload your home in, say, two weeks? It can happen: Whether you need to relocate for a new job, to care for an elderly family member who's suddenly fallen ill, or because you simply can't handle your mort

Upsizing on the Upswing: The Big Decision More Homeowners Are Making

From the desk of one of  Rio Vista's top REALTORS, Ralene Nelson: Are you looking for more space? Let me lend you a hand, just call me at 707.334.0699. Downsizing? That’s so 2016. Housing trends and consumer research indicate a move toward upsizing as homeowners transition to larger dwellings. For Rhiannon Kruse, moving to a bigger home was about facing the music. For five years, Kruse and her husband had squeezed themselves into a downtow...

How to Sell Your Home Fast in 9 Easy Ways

How to Sell Your Home Fast in 9 Easy Ways
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: Ready to sell? Give me a call or text me at 707.334.0699, let's get together for a free home evaluation. By using these easy and inexpensive tips, you can expect an offer in no time. Whether you’re selling Portland, ME, real estate or have a home for sale in San Angelo, TX, putting your home on the market can be stressful. Week after week of showings require your house to be presentable at all tim

Going, Going, Gone! Existing Homes Are Selling Like Hotcakes

Going, Going, Gone! Existing Homes Are Selling Like Hotcakes
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: This real estate market is great for sellers sticking a "For Sale" sign in their front yards. Their selling price will be high, and they’ll be able to sell very quickly. So call or text me at 707-334-0699 if you are ready to sell your home, or know of anyone that might be. Home buyers had better act fast: Homes are flying off the market. In April, existing (as opposed to newly built) homes across the

From ‘Sold’ to ‘For Sale’ and Back Again: The 4 Phases of Homeownership

From ‘Sold’ to ‘For Sale’ and Back Again: The 4 Phases of Homeownership
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: I have to agree with this statement - "Whether you've lived in your home for a day or a decade, buckle up — homeownership can be a wild ride." You may live in your home for two years, or you may hunker down for two decades. But no matter how long you call it yours, you’ll likely experience these four key stages of homeownership — from the day you get your keys to the day you hand them off to your home’s ne

8 Home Issues That Scare Off Home Buyers

8 Home Issues That Scare Off Home Buyers
From the desk of one of Rio Vista's top REALTORS, Ralene Nelson: If a home is priced right it will usually sell - however, if a buyer encounters one of these other issues, price doesn't matter so much. Call me for a free consultation. Do you know what issues most often turn off buyers or kill a sale? Here are some of the big ones. From a leaky or aging roof to a positive radon test in the basement, there’s probably a lot on your home sale to-do

Baby Boomers: Here’s How to Sell Your Home to Millennials

Baby Boomers: Here’s How to Sell Your Home to Millennials
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR Ralene Nelson: These are great tips no matter what demographics your potential buyers fit into. Shopping for a home has evolved over the years. Here's what you need to know about the new generation of buyers. For years we’ve seen the shift in Baby Boomers ditching their large suburban homes for the excitement of urban life. And we’re noticing the reverse from millennials: leaving behind small spaces along with the hustl

The Four Keys to Selling Your Home Faster

The Four Keys to Selling Your Home Faster
From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson: Just thought I would share these four keys for selling your home faster. Entice buyers by avoiding these 4 common turnoffs. You love your home. You’ve made lots of happy memories there and put time and energy into decorating and furnishing. But when you need to sell your home and it sits on the market for weeks, with no one seemingly interested? Baffling. Rather than dwell on what’s wrong wi

Bay Area Homes Are Selling at the Nation’s Quickest Pace

Bay Area Homes Are Selling at the Nation’s Quickest Pace
Bay Area house hunters hoping to score a property this spring before interest rates move even higher should be prepared to act quickly and decisively, as homes in the region are selling faster than anywhere else in the country. The National Association of Realtors’ latest existing-home sales report says that U.S. properties — including single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and co-ops — sold in an average of 45 days in February, two weeks quicker

More U.S. Workers Are Telecommuting Amid Traffic Woes

More U.S. Workers Are Telecommuting Amid Traffic Woes
From the desk of Trilogy at Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson: Oftentimes when I work with buyers interested in working from home, the 2 biggest issues are - home office space and high speed internet. Both of those issues have been addressed at Trilogy. These 2bd/2+bath homes have all of the amenities conducive to working from home - AND Trilogy is located close to the Bay Area and Sacramento which makes an easy drive when meeting with clients and colleague