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Real Estate Market Blog: March 2015


Insights on the real estate market trends on the Mid-Peninsula: Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The one item needed to sell a home for top dollar

March 23, 2015
Accurate pricing leads to more sales by Jeff Gould, Inman News Naturally, all sellers want to get the most money possible for their homes when they sell them. There is one item that, if not perfect, will cause your home to sell for less than it should — that single item is the price. Pricing your home properly to begin with is without question the single most important factor to selling your home for top dollar. It is a delicate balancing act that, when done properly, positions your home perfectly in the marketplace to sell ...

March 2015 Real Estate Update

March 10, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
There seem to be 2 different climates for the real estate market here on the Peninsula. After an incredibly robust 2014 market, Portola Valley, Woodside and Atherton may be turning a corner into new territory this year, but it's a bit too early to tell, it may just be the quiet before the storm. On the other hand, the Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills markets are on fire! Just one look at the lists of sales below indicates that buyers want to live in these cities. With spring weather approaching, daylight savings time now ...

Advice for Sellers on Prepping Their Home for Sale

March 05, 2015
Ginny Kavanaugh
With the spring homebuying season just around the corner, you may be thinking about putting your home up for sale. Now may be the time to list your home with strong demand from buyers and a limited number of properties on the market in most areas. If you're kicking around the idea of selling, you may be worried that there's too much to do to get your house ready to market. But a few simple, relatively inexpensive steps can make a big difference when it comes time to show off your home to prospective buyers. Many sellers use a professional ...