Posted on April 16, 2018 - 08:39 AM
by David McKeever
David McKeever and Yolanda Salazar of McKeever Real Estate were recently recognized by the Central Valley Assoc. of Realtors as a 2017 Masters Club Award recipients. This is the second consecutive year which Yolanda has won the award, and 3rd consecutive year which David has won the masters club award.
The Masters Club Award is given to top - producing real estate agents who meet the minimum requirements of production and sales as determined by the Central Valley assoc. of Realtors.
Yolanda and David pictured her in the 2017 Award luncheon.
Posted on April 13, 2018 - 11:39 AM
by David McKeever
Stockton CA: The Stockton real estate market had some interesting changes in March of 2018. Take a look at our market update video and the updated market charts below for the city of Stockton CA.
New Listings: There were 381 new homes listed in March of 2018. A slight increase from February. However, in March of 2017 there were 452 newly listed homes, so it is still down significantly from 1 year ago.
Pending Sales: There was a spike in Pending sales. 333 Homes went pending in March on 2018 in Stockton CA.
With this amount of pending sales, our months on inventory dropped even further to 1.1 months of inventory. This is a new 12 month low!
This lack of housing supply in the past 12 months has caused prices to peak. Look below and you will see that the MEDIAN sold price reached $300,000 for the first time in years. A great sign for Stockton CA homeowners!
See more of our local Stockton, Lodi or other cities housing market trends on our Trends Page.
If you want to look at the housing data of a specific zip code, see them here, Trends Page.
Posted on March 20, 2018 - 09:55 AM
by David McKeever
Selling and outdated home can sometimes be a challenge because many home buyers today have higher expectations. With the vast majority of home improvement shows showing the fancy remodels and excellent finishes buyers often hope their next home will be move in ready. Additionally, many buyers are scared of with the thought of how much things could cost to update and fix when things break.
Here are 3 Tips to help you sell an outdated home
1. Remove the older looking decor. Take down the 1950's curtains, remove the older furniture and get rid of the pieces in the home that visual look older and add the look and feel of the home. I would rather have windows with no window coverings, letting in a lot of natural light vs outdated old and smelly curtains.
2. This next tip is a bit more harsh on the budget. Freshen up the paint and flooring. The flooring, especially carpet, and walls can trap in dirt, stains and old smells. When buyers first walk through your home it is a smart idea to appeal to all of their senses. They will use their senses to take in the home. Fresh paint and carpet eliminates the old smells and looks fresh and clean.
3. Offer a home warranty! For around $425- $500 dollars an home warranty is a nice piece of mind for a new buyers. A home warranty can cover repairs such as plumbing leaks, water heater replacement, heating and air repairs and replacement, appliance repair and a lot more. Offering this to a home buyer, especially a first time buyer, can give a little extra incentive to not overlook your home.
**Bonus Tip: Stage the home. Staging can be a huge help to selling an outdated home. Home Staging will help potential buyers look past some of the old and focus on how things could look.
For any questions on selling your home, the best ideas to get it sold, contact David McKeever, Stockton Real Estate agent at (209)483-6523
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