Deciding to move is already an emotional process, but throw in the fact that you’re considering downsizing and it’s likely to add an extra element of anxiety to the mix. But considering we’re living larger in the U.S. by an upwards of approximately 1,000 square-feet since 1973 — and space per person has doubled — you’ve got to ask yourself, how much space do you really need? There are several benefits that come with moving into a smaller abode, and once you become privy to them, you won’t even think twice about packing those boxes. (more…)
Selling Real Estate Is A Balancing Act
As an experienced real estate agent, I have learned many a hard lesson, and now believe that one of the secrets of being successful in real estate is managing your emotions. Real estate, especially San Francisco real estate, is tough, because it is the biggest investment people make. The seller wants more money than is warranted by the market and the buyer wants a bargain. Being mostly Sicilian with some Irish and Mohawk Indian, I am an expert on emotions. What I learned on my road to success is that you need to be balanced, and to be balanced you need to take care of yourself. (more…)
San Francisco Real Estate Listings: Realize The Visual Is Most Important
But that is probably true all over the country. We live in a very visual culture. Ever since we were children reading picture books, our eye has been trained to focus on the graphic and the colorful. Why, then, are there so many subpar photographs in real estate listings nowadays?
Recently, I was working with a Real Estate Seller who wanted to list his San Francisco condo. It was a classic 1920s flat with beautiful crown molding and brand new remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. This seller was very strong-willed though and, unfortunately, ill-informed. He insisted on not spending a little bit extra to have his property “staged.” (more…)