Advantage Real Estate

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Advantage Real Estate - CalBRE 01863694
What should buyers look for when touring homes? All the things you can't quite "see" but may be lurking behind that coat of shiny paint, or the new counter.  When sellers have followed my advice in prepping the house for sale, it will be super clean, often have fresh paint and will have most of t...
Are you thinking about selling your home and considering doing some updates to get top dollar?  It's a good thought but experience shows that often the things most sellers think about doing are not the things that will get them the most bang for the buck.  So what does?The most important thing yo...
In a previous post I wrote about setting up a smart home and the first couple devices I added.  After living with those devices for some time I'm still super happy with them.  The August Smart Lock integrates well with my Apple Homekit and Amazon Echo devices.  With Amazon Echo, for example, I ca...
I recently moved from a house that I had built 22 years ago to a house that was built for someone else 33 years ago.  There have been some surprises despite having had (my first ever home inspection).I have a particular home inspector that I really like because he is also a licensed contractor. H...
I suppose it's possible that they still serve a purpose in terms of getting a house sold, but in many cases, the primary purpose seems to be advertising the agent listing the house instead of advertising the house.  Why does it feel this way to me?  When the sign has a picture of the agent that i...
 Tehachapi Police Department issued this Press Relesase on January 23, 2019.  Tehachapi is number 1 and Bakersfield ranked at the bottom for Kern County.  In fact out of 265 cities in California, Tehachapi ranked at 44 overall and Bakersfield at 257th.Even if you need to work in Bakersfield it r...
Great question, isn't it?  Is a smart home right for you?  My discovery is that on some level almost everyone can benefit from smart home technology.I moved (and downsized!) my own home recently and am in the midst of remodeling to make it truly mine.  I've installed some smart home devices alrea...
New Listing -- Won't Last Long!!!!!How often have we seen this exalted phrase in online real estate listings or pretty much anything else for sale? Then, we see the same ad is still on the market 90, 180 or even 365 days later.Although generally I believe that we speak into existence the things t...
What's the 2018 Tax Law Mean for Real Estate in Tehachapi?NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) is projecting a 1-3% growth in home values in 2018 but says that in areas with higher housing costs there could actually be a decline in value.  Why is that?The new tax law limits the state (and loca...
Top 5 Things to Make Moving EasierFor most people the thought of moving brings visions of boxes, checklists and potentially missed deadlines.  What if that weren't true?  What if it could be relatively stress free?  Here are the top 5 things to do that will make moving easier and less stressful.-...

Sally Lawrence

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