While automation will lead to change in the way that Brokerages do business, certain tasks such as staying up to date on local zoning and building, gauging sentiment, and persuading clients, require agents to make buying and selling a home a pleasurable and professional experience for the homeowner.
Americans are convenience obsessed. We want fast cars, fast food and fast deals. On line is in, and the digital world of shopping is re-shaping our culture. Tech innovation, with the ability to reach scalable global solutions, is compelling, but what are the longer-term impacts on culture and community?
Income taxes are due, but up for review are property taxes. Up front and center is the proposal to allow seniors to transfer the property tax they pay to a new home, anywhere in California, at any price and as many times as desired. How does a community fair when a low tax base is transferred into the county?
Not everyone has the vision or experience to optimize how a home looks and feels to gain the best offer. Here are six staging tips for savvy home sellers. Make the furniture suggest the home feeling you're looking for. Staging is the key to gaining top value when selling.
Wonder how to price your home, or what to offer for a home that hasn't sold? Be wary of underpricing unless the market is full of competing buyers.
With Inflation looming and the stock market doing the rolly polly, how can you mitigate inflation risk and provide more stable returns? Predictions for increased inflation are likely to pick up in 2018, making this year a year to consider investing in Real Estate. Learn the advantages and history of buying real assets when inflation is up.
Selling your home when others are waiting leads to larger profits. Often the best offers come in winter when competition is low. Your best time to sell is when interest rates are low and inventory is limited - that's now!
We Santa Barbarans love, appreciate and welcome our transplants, and we need every resident’s property taxes to support the cost of the repairing and rebuilding after the fires of 2017- A toll that is likely to reach well into hundreds of millions of dollars.
Under the state initiative to expand Prop 13, there would be no limit on how many times, or to where, a senior homeowner could transfer their old tax assessment. Santa Barbara estimates new residents moving into the county will reduce our tax revenues and our ability to provide services.
At first blush, selling a million dollar home is costly. [...]