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A few reasons why Home Owners throw better Super Bowl Parties than Home Renters!

Bigger Kitchen means More Food! Room for one of each Super Bowl Appetizer  ~ seen on Pinterest

More Rooms means More TVs!  - One room and TV for all about New England  ~ One room and TV for all about PhiladelphiaOne room and TV for all about the Commercials!

………Finally, the Landlord Won’t Complain if the Crowd Gets Too Rowdy!

Are you ready to score the game winning goal to becoming a new home owner? Quit fumbling and call San Luis Obispo Realty!   Let us help you tackle the opposition and be the winning team of your future goals!

We can help you find many reasons to become a home owner in one of the best places on Earth! Start your home search here.

Happy Super Bowl to all!

Super Bowl LII airs on NBC Sunday, Feb 4th at 3:30 PM

Relocation to SLO

If you find yourself in the position of a relocation change into San Luis Obispo County, the transition may bring cause for great celebration but will not be free of stress! 

Congratulations!

Your relocation may be the fortunate outcome of a promotion to a new position at work. The transition may necessitate you having to retain your current job responsibilities in your current city as well as take on new ones. You may also need to sell your current home and find a new home in a new city with just the right color picketed fence. While navigating through life’s highway of change, you may even find yourself struggling to commute weekly between two cities. Existence in a hotel room, studio apartment, or vacation rental should be a temporary condition at best; not for the weak at heart. The new job may be a good step professionally, but many factors can play a role in the casting of a successful transition. Let us make the entire experience a little less stressful for you—

San Luis Obispo Realty can play an integral part in this next chapter of your life!  

Whether you are a Relocation Coordinator or a Transferee, we are your “Go To” Concierge Service into your new community. We realize educating the Transferee about the communities of SLO County and their unique characteristics, the real estate markets of each and their schools, is the most important benefit we can bring to the relocation client.

It is our goal to guide you through this transition smoothly; the ultimate goal~ to elicit in you the same pride and joy exemplified by the members of our communities lucky enough to call the Central Coast their home! Contact us today and let us know if we can provide you with a current Home Valuation on your home and send you Active Listings from within our communities to acclimate you to our market.

Contact San Luis Obispo Realty to relocate to one of the best places on Earth!

 

Protect Your Home During the Holidays

8 Ways to Not Put Out Your Holiday Welcome Mat to the Grinches Who Steal Christmas!

Tips to Protect Your Home During the Holidays

Be all the wiser this holiday season as criminals become opportunistic. Heed these suggestions for a peaceful holiday and may your joy be complete!

  1. Don’t post photos, tag yourself, or drop pins while on vacation. Wait until you return home before publicizing such information on social media or even through emails that can be hacked.
  2. Tall grass and tall piles of newspapers tell a tall tale of absent homeowners. Hire a housesitter/petsitter. Instead of boarding your pet, hire a surrogate parent to guard your pet who guards your house!
  3. Don’t position mirrors near windows giving burglars an insider’s vantage point of layouts of the interior or viewable status of the alarm setting.
  4. Be especially precautionary in locking all windows and doors and securing doors with deadbolts.
  5. Trim bushes and trees at points of entry so as not to provide shelter and privacy for a would-be intruder.
  6. Do not leave ladders in the yard or make easily accessible. Remember to store them away after each use in locked garages or basements.
  7. Do not use portable safes that are easily walked off with when someone has the ill-will to do so. Consider installing a wall safe for valuables or using a bank’s safety deposit box.
  8. Bring delivered packages inside as soon as possible and as you unpack new items be sure to breakdown the empty boxes before leaving them on the curb and publicizing your purchases.

Happy Holidays from San Luis Obispo Realty. May your Holidays be Peaceful, Joyful and SAFE!

San Luis Ranch - Housing Project

Blog Update - San Luis Ranch, An Affordable & Workforce Housing Project

In June posting, we wrote about the affordable housing topic and brought attention to the development project of San Luis Ranch, a “Home Grown Community” proposing to be the first Farm-to-Table community on the Central Coast. Coastal Community Builders is still working diligently to further the cause of providing workforce housing for those that live and work in San Luis Obispo. They are working with the City and County to finalize a development agreement and annexation; hoping for final approvals by early next year to break ground in the Spring of 2018. The San Luis Ranch team has a goal to keep these homes affordable and available to our local workforce, giving first priority to those who work in San Luis Obispo.

Interested in real estate prospects within our great county? Contact our downtown office where any one of our 30+ agents would love to have the conversation with you! 

Why use a REALTOR?

Whether buying or selling?  Just a few of the reasons to leave it to a professional!

According to Collateral Analytics, homes sold by owners without representation sell for significantly lower than those from similar properties sold by real estate agents.

- What is all this required paperwork?

Contracts are legally binding and assign obligation and liability. If there is a state law requiring disclosure, it is highly likely the creation of that disclosure arose from the basis of a lawsuit. For the third time in four years, California has earned the title of the nation’s capital for frivolous lawsuits. People are more willing to sue today than ever before. Realtors are not only versed in the contracts and disclosures, their license accreditation requires hours of continued education. Real Estate contracts and forms are constantly being modified as the laws change. Real estate professionals can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary for you to complete your transaction smoothly and effectively.

- Are you practiced in the Art of Negotiation?

Real estate agents are experienced in negotiation and have many hours of transaction coordination and management. Within the course of a sale and then escrow, buyers as well as sellers will need to be knowledgeable of, and address conditions and sometimes situations that arise within the process resulting from inspections, repairs, and negotiations.  It’s worth noting that these vendors have developed professional relationships with brokers and agents. They are accountable to these relationships from whom they receive considerable business.

Here is a partial list of some of the people with whom the buyer/seller must be prepared to negotiate:

  • The buyer/seller who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s/seller’s agent who solely represents the best interest of their client
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house.
  • Quotes from contractors, inspectors, and other vendors hired to justify or rectify conditions within the contract.
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value
  • The buyer’s lender
  • The title company as matters affecting title arise
  • When there is a contingency of the sale, possible negotiations with even the buyer’s buyer if there are challenges on the house the buyer is selling.

- What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?......and it’s not what Zillow says…...

There is a wealth of information out there on the news and internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates. Some of it is current. Some is old. Some is inaccurate. Some is even fake. But what about the market specifically in your area? Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one.

Is the home priced correctly? This is an extremely important consideration of both the buyer and the seller. Buyers need to know true value not only to insure they are not overpaying but also to avoid the risk of offending the seller with a lowball offer and creating the threat of a strained transaction. If you are selling, you can’t afford to detour buyer’s attention by pricing too high from the start. Too many “Days On Market” might suggest issues with the product or asking price.

The prudent buyer or seller will do well to warrant the representation of a Realtor® who is not emotionally connected to the home and who has an objective eye.

San Luis Obispo Realty strives to maintain the highest level of service within our community!

 Think of us for any of your real estate needs!

 

and our Morro Bay Affiliate & second location

Morro Bay Real Estate Partner

San Luis Obispo Realty
805-544-9161
info@san-luis-obispo-realty.com
441 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

CA BRE# 00577121

 

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