orange county real estate: 5 Steps to Sell Your House Quickly - 08/08/11 06:45 AM
   
 When you’re ready to sell your house, it’s assumed you prefer to do it quickly rather than slowly, though we offer our apologies to sellers in the latter category. It’s safe to say the VAST majority want to move that real estate out of their hands pronto. It used to be that your best hope to sell your house quickly was to list it with a traditional real estate agent and then get busy praying because the whole house sales process seemed to be out of your hands.
Turns out the world of real estate has changed a bit … (5 comments)

orange county real estate: 4 Ways to Dominate a Foreclosure Auction - 07/31/11 05:44 AM

While Open Door Auctions doesn’t specialize in foreclosure auctions, it has not escaped our notice that property investors are beating bushes and shaking trees to ferret out the best deals. With more than two decades of experience in the real estate industry, we’ve seen enough foreclosure deals close and collapse to be able to offer you four solid ways to give yourself the best chance to score that primo property at the next foreclosure auction you attend.
First of all, let’s take a look at the numbers. Buying properties at auction is hot right now, and judging by the continued … (3 comments)

orange county real estate: Sell Your House Now -- Invest for Later - 07/29/11 06:58 AM

We’re going to talk about house ownership and investing in a slightly different way here today, so hang on for the ride. The first point is that, economically speaking, having a bunch of equity vested in your house is a bad idea. At Open Door Auctions, we understand that the idea of a pile of cash growing exponentially inside a mental vault in proportion to the dwindling amount of principal left on your mortgage note gives comfort to a certain percentage of home owners. What a person often fails to take into account is that inflation constantly erodes the real … (2 comments)

orange county real estate: Sell Your House With Momentum - 07/18/11 06:09 AM
 

  The Open Door Auctions team recently did a little research to figure out what the average length of time it takes to sell your house in various cities/areas around Southern California: Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernadino, and Riverside. The big picture view is that, if you thought the average time spent on market was high in 2010, this year the numbers look even worse for sellers.
Here are the details:
Orange County2010 - 90 days on market2011 - 114 days on market
San Diego2010 - 95 days on market2011 - 115 days on market
Los … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: 3 Reasons to Test Drive Home Auctions - 07/07/11 06:24 AM

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and it appears that sooner is here. We're talking about home auctions, an alternate strategy for sellers to generate plenty of quality buying interest in their home in a short amount of time. How short? How does two weeks sound? To our readers out there who have been watching their traditionally listed "for sale" sign take root in the front yard, fourteen short days sounds like a blessing.
The question then becomes why would you want to take the home auction method for a test drive? The short answer is because you … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: Tips for Selling your Home in Any Market (Part III) - 07/05/11 03:29 AM
 

 
              Welcome to the final installment in   our series about preparing your house for sale no matter what the broader real estate market is doing.
Note we haven't promised that doing this stuff makes it a guaranteed sale, but neglecting it goes a long ways towards insuring you'll be looking at the "For Sale" sign in your front yard for months or years to come.
 
Your task at hand now is to make that house sparkle. In particular, you should:
Wash all the windows inside and out Beg, borrow, or steal a pressure washer for siding, sidewalks, … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: Forget the Critics and Have a Real Estate Auction! - 06/30/11 07:09 AM


With all the doom and gloom in the air it would seem like a terrible time to have a real estate auction to sell your house. Maybe, but let's not rush to judgment until all the facts are in. Remember facts - those troublesome little nuggets of truth that sometimes get in the way of a really great news story? We're not here to say that the media has completely gone Enquirer on us - even though they have - but merely to point out that perhaps the "housing market" isn't standing with one foot in the grave.
The … (1 comments)

orange county real estate: How to Sell Your House in Any Market (Part 1) - 06/29/11 04:38 AM


 

Otherwise calm, rational people seem to lose their minds when it comes to selling a house. To be more specific, when it comes to selling their own house. It's not a bad idea to undertake the task on your own. The truth is you don't have to pay a lazy agent's high commission just to find a buyer for your property, but that's a topic for another day. Today we're going to examine the tricks of the trade involved in getting your house ready to move no matter what how weak the broader economy might be.
Prevent … (1 comments)

orange county real estate: Is the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) the Seller's Frenemy? - 06/28/11 06:32 AM

The multiple listing service (MLS) has been with us so long we can't even remember when it started. Actually, after a quick peek at Wikipedia (which is always right and never wrong - snicker), we discovered that some version of the MLS has existed within the old-fashioned real estate industry for more than 100 years. Watching this balky, cranky, recalcitrant piece of foolishness in traditional action makes it seem out-of-date by a good number of those years.
Open Door Auctions founder, Jason Hartman, has always said that the MLS is the "stock exchange for real estate." That's a good thing, … (2 comments)

orange county real estate: 10 Reasons We Love to Say "No!" - 06/17/11 11:32 AM
It's not often that people like to be told "NO!," but when it comes to turning the old-fashioned real estate industry and their dysfunctional way of doing business on it's head, Open Door Auctions is proud to be able to express our opinion in the negative. In short, we leave a lot of junk out of the process that others feel compelled to include.
Here are ten examples of how we make our client's life easier by saying "no."
1. No long listings: Do you like the idea of tying up your house with a real estate listing that contractually obligates … (3 comments)

orange county real estate: Forget the Critics ... Have a Real Estate Auction! - 06/10/11 06:06 AM
 

With all the doom and gloom in the air it would seem like a terrible time to have a real estate auction to sell your house. Maybe, but let's not rush to judgment until all the facts are in. Remember facts - those troublesome little nuggets of truth that sometimes get in the way of a really great news story? We're not here to say that the media has completely gone Enquirer on us - even though they have - but merely to point out that perhaps the "housing market" isn't standing with one foot in the grave.
The … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: For Sale by Owner -- the Worst Idea You've Ever Had?? - 06/06/11 06:26 AM

The temptation to go the ‘for sale by owner' route to sell your house without the help of a real estate agent is not without merit. Agents do take a hefty little slice of the pie (likely from 3% to 6%) in return for varying levels of effort and competence. Of course, the old fashioned real estate industry will do their dead level best to scare you into employing their services, though we're not here to say that every agent is something akin to the Lapdog of Satan. There are many fine people out there trying to do the best … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: Open Door Auctions Sells Houses in Days ~ Orange County, CA - 06/04/11 09:27 AM

Why wait a year or more to sell your house when you could do it this weekend?
At Open Door Auctions, we don't blame you for being a bit leery of a real estate business model that - let's be honest - is radically different from what we've all grown up believing is the way to sell a property. Back in the early 1900s, more than a few folks thought that Henry Ford's proposal to drop something called an internal combustion engine inside a rolling metal frame with wheels was about the most asinine idea they'd ever heard. Who would … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: Wouldn't it be nice if there was a stock market for real estate? - 06/03/11 05:05 AM

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a stock market for real estate? Where buyers and sellers could easily and quickly transact their business? Where pricing was deduced by the ultimately fair law of supply and demand and not by the vagaries of a protracted, slow motion negotiation?
Well, actually we do have a stock market for real estate and Open Door Auctions is here to tell you about it. Sellers, sit up and pay attention because what you're going to learn here today could help you get rid of that "for sale" sign in your yard that seems to … (1 comments)

orange county real estate: Home Auctions Not Just for Distressed Properties - 06/02/11 05:28 AM

If you think house auctions are only for the distressed, think again. And if the regular output of product from names like high-end auctioneers Sotheby's and Christie's doesn't convince you, consider that historical auctions have been documented from as early as 500 B.C. (long before Mr. Obama and the foreclosure crisis appeared on the world scene). Perhaps the biggest auction in history occurred in 193 AD when the Praetorian Guard, personal bodyguards to the emperor, put the entire Roman Empire up for sale.
Cheeky. Very cheeky.
While Open Door Auctions has no offers from clients intending to sell an entire … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: Is "Personal Responsibility" a Dirty Foreclosure Phrase? - 05/19/11 12:03 PM

We try not to focus on the recent several years worth of foreclosure free falls from a negative point of view. Yes, every foreclosure represents a failed American Dream and that's not a pleasant idea. But too often lost in the "woe is me" mess is the fact that a willing citizen signed themselves up for a mortgage they couldn't afford and a willing federal government backed up the foolishness by guaranteeing a loan that a private lender probably never would have made in a free market.
But the coming months aren't looking much better, as the real estate predictions … (2 comments)

orange county real estate: We Like the Way Apple Thinks! - 05/18/11 04:57 AM

Steve Jobs, CEO and marketing brainiac behind the Apple brand, knows how to promote like nobody else on earth. A list of technology products powered by the Apple brand reads like a who's who list of "must have's" for the twenty-first century.  The undisputed fact is that Steve Jobs products work because he manages to tap into the cult of cool, but is there something else at work here? Maybe a basic marketing strategy that insures the latest iteration of iPod, iPad, iPhone, or Mac computer all but fly off the shelves?
It's all about limiting supply to increase demand. … (3 comments)

orange county real estate: For Innovative Real Estate Solutions -- Open Door Auctions - 05/17/11 06:34 AM

It pains us to say, but the real estate industry has its share of shysters, shady characters, and shameful behavior. A good name is worth it's weight in gold in this business or, in our case, platinum. You might already be familiar with the name Jason Hartman. He's the creator of "The Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors," and CEO and founder of the Platinum Properties Investor Network.
With Open Door Auctions, Jason is putting into practice a unique approach to buying and selling properties. As a real estate agent with more than two decades of experience in every kind of … (1 comments)

 
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