porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 7/15/16 - 07/16/16 04:15 AM

Hi there! Although summer is flying by, home sales have slowed slightly. Mainly 
because buyers are busy with things like running kids around, or vacationing or 
living life... 
This is a great time to strategically consider how to prepare your home for sale. 
If you'd like some ideas, go ahead and check out my ebook "How to sell your 
home for top dollar fast", or give us a call and let's schedule a room-by-room 
review. you can catch us at (818) 621-9897. 
 
This week in Porter Ranch we saw 4 homes sold. The selling prices ranged from 
$583,000 - $1,020,000; for an average of $788,500. Homes were built between 
1987 and 2008. They range … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 7/7/16 - 07/07/16 07:30 AM

Ah! the 4th has come and gone. What a great chance to catch up with friends and 
family! 
One thing I found, as I made my rounds this weekend, I was inspired by a great 
garden & pool area. Now I've done a bit of updating on my own landscaping. 
The outcome, greater "curb appeal". 
I love the look of my home as I'm driving up to it. 
Now, I'm not selling my home any time soon, however, I thought you might benefit 
from the idea that First Impressions are really important! 
I'd love to share some more ideas with you. Simply reply to this message with your 
name and … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 6/30/16 - 06/30/16 11:21 AM

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer 

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream 
homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons 
why:
1. Demand Is Strong
Buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase... and are in the market right now! 
Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.
 
2. There Is Less Competition Now
According to NAR's latest Existing Home Sales Report, the supply of homes for 
sale is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market 
at 4.7-months. This means, in most areas, there are not enough homes … (2 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 6/23/16 - 06/23/16 10:33 AM
Hello! 
I do hope you had a lovely Father's day. I saw a great commercial this week, that 
reminded me of someone dear to me... It was a "Dad" building shish-kebabs at 
the drill, and when the camera panned out, he was using his new Craftsman 
screwdrivers. LOL 
So, if you've been thinking of selling your home, maybe you've been putting your 
own screwdrivers to use... or at least some spackling and paint. If you haven't, 
you may want to take a look at our Seller Ebook -- How To Sell Your Home for Top 
Dollar Fast! It gives some great ideas and perspectives on the best way to 
prepare … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 6/9/16 - 06/10/16 04:14 AM


We lost an American icon this week. He literally & figuratively "fought the good fight". 
Mohammed Ali had a presence and leaves a legacy with his children and 
grandchildren, and in American culture. 
As I surfed the 'net in search of just the right image or quote, I came upon the one 
above, of how he'd like to be remembered. How amazing to have lived your life in such 
a way that you are remembered as you'd planned. It's certainly how I remember him. 
Now, let's get back to work. 
The listings that were sold this week.
This week in Porter Ranch we saw 11 homes sold. The selling prices … (0 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 6/2/16 - 06/02/16 11:31 AM
I trust you had an amazing long weekend, and hope that you had a minute to contemplate 
those who died in battle. So, did you open your pool this weekend? Do you even have a 
pool to open? I have fond memories of "opening the pool"... skating around with scrub 
brushes on my feet to clean the cover, and the general merriment that comes with being 
a kid ready to take the first dip of the season. 
Are you ready to kick off the summer by selling your house? Give us a call at (818) 621-9897, 
we'll stop by and do a thorough Room-By-Room Review, so that you … (0 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 5/26/16 - 05/26/16 08:46 AM
Have you noticed the shift? As May draws to a close and schools prepare to wrap up for the 
summer, kids are either immersed in studies for exams or skating along and dreaming of pools 
and summer fun. there's also a psychological shift that happens to homeowners... summer's a 
time to enjoy our homes, and do the "little" things that will make it more appealing to buyers. 
Have you had a chance to check out the neighbor's who've listed their homes? How do you 
think your home compares? You know, I would enjoy seeing the changes (enhancements) you've made to your home since you bought it, … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 5/19/16 - 05/19/16 07:05 AM
I'm hearing rumors about the overall economy just inching along. And with this, more 
questions about how it impacts the housing market. 
Questions I'm hearing include... 
Is affordability a major concern in today's real estate market? 
Are we approaching a new housing bubble? 
Are mortgage standards too tight? Or have they loosened too much? 
Freddie Mac, in their April Economic Outlook, says has an optimistic about housing... 
"We maintain our positive view on housing. In fact, the declines in long-term interest rates 
that accompanied much of the recent news should increase mortgage market activity." 
So, how does this impact you as a seller? This should give you some comfort that … (0 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 5/5/16 - 05/05/16 08:48 AM
How To Sell Your House In As Little As 24 Hours – 
Without Ever Putting It “On The Market”!
 
There is a principle in psychology called scarcity—it’s the desire that’s in all of us to 
want something that we can’t have.
There are some strategic ways that this principle can be applied to a real estate situation.
That’s right, I said applied—you can actually control it.  Often, the illusion of scarcity can 
be orchestrated and often appears in real estate situations without people even knowing 
that it’s there. Have you ever heard of a situation where a home was on the market and 
more than one person was interested in it?
In … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/28/16 - 04/28/16 10:35 AM
Hi 
As you're keeping an eye on the home sales in your neighborhood, I'd like to offer an insight...
One of the major factors in getting your house to sell quickly is simply put: make it attractive. 
Most buyers select their home based on emotion and then justify the decision with facts, 
so it is important to make the house inviting and pleasant. Yours is not only the only 
property the prospective buyer will see. You are competing with model homes that may 
have been professionally decorated and homes that have no children, no pets and Mr. and Mrs. Perfection as owners. 
You can find some concrete suggestions for how to make your home competitive in … (0 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/21/16 - 04/21/16 09:37 AM
If You Are Thinking of Selling, Now Is The TimeIf you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. 
The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. 
We were still in high school when we learned the concept of supply and demand: the best time 
to sell something is when supply of that item is low and demand for that item is high. That defines today's real estate market. In a recent article, the Chief Economist for Realtor.com revealed,"Would-be buyers face 
a dilemma: There will be more homes on the market … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 4/7/16 - 04/07/16 10:44 AM
Sales Contracts Hit Highest Level in Months    So last week, I gave you the potential pitfalls of listing your home in a HOT 
market. Now here's a slightly different perspective that shows that buyers are 
still buying!
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February
Pending Home Sales Index reached it’s highest reading since July 2015.
This index means that  more contracts have been signed by buyers that will 
soon translate to sales. February’s Index rose 3.5% month-over-month to 
109.1.
What does this mean for the market?
Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist explained:
"After some volatility this winter, the latest data is encouraging in that a 
decent number of buyers signed contracts last … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/31/16 - 03/31/16 08:30 AM
   Did you stand in line this weekend at one of the 19,700 theatres to watch the opening weekend of Batman v Superman? Whatever happened to the days  when good guys were just good guys? And explain to me why people can't see that Clark Kent is Superman... seriously? Anyway, back to my point.    Just as millions flocked to the theaters to see this new movie that had a LOT of hype, so is the Spring market like a feeding frenzy! As a home owner/seller, this seems like a GOOD thing, right? Multiple offers OVER asking. Hoorah!   So what … (0 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/17/16 - 03/17/16 11:06 AM
I'd like to share a story with you.   This week, a friend, who is very computer-savvy, had a computer issue.  She put a video of "the red screen of death" on facebook. What I found interesting was all of the comments. Everyone has some working knowledge (as end-users) of computers, right? Especially if they're on facebook. The armchair experts weighed in, with everything from "it's a virus", "you upgraded to Windows 10 too soon", and the inevitable, "this never happens with a Mac".   Come to find out, it was a failed hard drive. Nobody suggested this option. The way … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/10/16 - 03/12/16 10:24 AM
Ah! March is here!  Spring flowers, Spring break, Spring forward with your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke detectors.   For us in real estate, it brings thoughts of a busy busy time, with the "spring market". In the next few weeks we'll be seeing more and more homes coming on the market. Are you ready to jump in now?  The first step will be to see how your home, with all the improvements you've made, compares to others in the neighborhood. This is easy, just ask for our Pinpoint Price Analysis.CLICK HERE   Let's see just what joined the listing this week... … (0 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 3/3/16 - 03/03/16 04:09 AM
Wow, has time really sped along this year! Can you believe we're already into March? In just 3 weeks it'll officially be SPRING! [shaking head] Anyway, for you, as a homeowner a couple of things you need to know, is that we've had a great pre-emptive move on the spring market. There are more buyers looking in your neighborhood than ever before.   Homes that are priced well are moving quickly, and often in competition.  Now's the time to really look at what you'd like to do. Pricing is so very important, and I'd love to share with you how your home compares … (1 comments)

porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 2/25/16 - 02/25/16 06:37 AM
I was chatting with my coach the other day, and she asked me, "What do you think YOUR clients appreciate MOST about you as a Realtor?" Although initially I thought it was my years of experience and knowledge of the market, or maybe my ability to negotiate, the reality is... I think people appreciate my ability and willingness to listen. (My team &) I truly want to understand exactly what it is you want, and WHY you want it.  Yes,we have experience and knowledge and all the credentials, but NONE of those matter until weknow what YOU want.  So I ask you, what is it … (1 comments)

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porter ranch solds: SoldWATCH Porter Ranch: 01/20/16 - 01/20/16 02:42 PM

SoldWATCH Porter Ranch
20 January 2016
 
 
The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2016 will be the year that the housing market again races forward. However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory. 
Let's look at what's happening locally.
 
This past week we saw 2 homes sell in Porter Ranch, they sold for $690,000 and $1,100,000 and they had a total of 1,938 sf. and 3,200 sf.
​​SMLXL 
Click … (1 comments)

 
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