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Thursday, October 25, 2018   /   by Abio Properties, Blogger

What You Need to Know About Pocket Listings

 
Shhh… We want to tell you about an exclusive off-market “pocket listing” that hasn’t hit MLS yet. You could get an edge in the Bay Area’s crazy competitive housing market…

Intrigued? That’s the idea. Pocket listings create an air of secrecy and the cachet of exclusivity. The question is, is this truly the best way to buy or sell a home?

Bay Area real estate agents and sellers are increasingly using this quiet off-market listing strategy that was once the sole realm of the rich and famous who wanted to keep their real estate dealings private.

Why pocket listings grew in popularity

Pocket listings are reportedly at peak popularity because of historically low housing inventory and feverish buyer demand. Up to 30 percent of San Francisco agents’ luxury listings are now off-market listings, according to a recent San Francisco magazin ...

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  market conditions, east bay homes for sale, sellers tools

Wednesday, June 7, 2017   /   by Abio Properties, Blogger

Should You Stage Your Home Before You Sell It?

If you’re like many home sellers, you are struggling with the question of whether to stage your home before planting the For Sale sign. Staging takes time. It takes money. So is it worth it?

The short answer: Yes.

Stage your home because first impressions are everything. Just like in job interviews, dating and handshakes, first impressions most definitely matter in real estate.

A well-dressed house, whether you stage it yourself or hire an expert, impacts the number of offers received, how many days a property stays on the market and the final sales price.

A staged home could boost your sales price by as much as 10 percent, according to some estimates.

And consider these stats from a National Association of Realtors survey: 81 percent of agents said staging helps buyers visualize the property as a future home; and 46 percent believe staging encourages prospective buyers to walk through a home they saw online.

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  sellers tools, staging

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