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How To Sell Your Home

The decision to sell your home is an important one and not to be entered into lightly. Many homeowners have trouble deciding whether or not they want to sell their home.

If you are a homeowner who is at the point where you feel like selling your home is the right decision, there are three important next steps you should take to get the process rolling.

1. Talk to a Professional – 

This is where our team at Big Block Realty comes in. If you or someone you know is thinking about selling your house, the first step is to get a real estate agent involved.

A real estate professional, like a member of our team here at Big Block Realty, can advise you through the selling process. A real estate agent will also serve as your advocate and help you avoid costly mistakes.

Always choose an agent you trust with the knowledge and expertise to get the job done!

2. Set up a Walk Through –

Now that you’ve chosen a real estate agent, it’s time for you to have a walk through of your home or property. During the walk through, your agent can advise you on any possible repairs or improvements that need to be done.

This is also a time when you can ask questions about how to stage your home in a way that will attract potential buyers.

3. Set the Price –

How a home is priced is very important. You must set the right selling price in order to attract the right buyers. An agent can help you set the price and make sure you have realistic expectations about it.

The process of selling a home or property has many elements, and these are just the first three steps to take.

To learn more about how to sell your house or to find your next dream home, contact us at Big Block Realty!

Our team would love to hear from you!

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

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How to lower your property taxes

How to lower your property taxes

House and MoneyDespite home prices in major urban centers decreasing 31 percent between 2005 and 2009, property taxes across the U.S. increased by nearly 20 percent. There is good news, however; homeowners can fight back.

Making sense of the story

– Homeowners should keep in mind that property taxes do not always correspond with home values, because local governments typically don’t measure values every year and some have limits on annual property-tax increases.

– As a result, current property taxes might reflect the home’s value when the market was healthier. According to the Congressional Budget Office, property-tax adjustments lag behind changes in home prices by an average of three years.

Although homeowners cannot change their property-tax rate, which is set by the local government, homeowners can get their assessment lowered if they appeal to their local assessor.

One key to a successful appeal is fact checking the assessor’s work. About half of all successful appeals come from homeowners pointing out an error in the assessor’s description of the home, according to one property tax expert.

– During the appeal process, which is similar to a less-formal court hearing, homeowners may present their case to several local officials or representatives. The simplest way to convince officials that a property has been incorrectly valued is to provide evidence of the sales price of homes that are comparable to the property being discussed. This should include square footage, amenities, and neighborhood characteristics. Sale documents and photos of the property in question, as well as the comparable properties also should be brought in.

– Homeowners who have made improvements or substantial changes to the property should be cautious about appealing an assessment though, as it could have negative effects and actually increase the property’s value and, in turn, the property taxes.

From Aug 25th, 2011. C.A.R’s Market Matters
Reprinted with permission of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us anytime:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact us direct <—

Big Block Realty
Always working hard for you!
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

BUYING OR SELLING?: Don’t forget our Free Home Search Tool.
Search the MLS anytime! http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

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