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Home Selling in Goleta : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 29, 2017
Rblanch222 answered:
Cancel your listing agreement asap! Call the board of Realtors in santa Barbara if he doesn't respond asap!!
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Fri Oct 14, 2016
Rich Reed answered:
What does your contract say? Generally if the buyer cancels in good faith using a contract contingency, you are not entitled to the earnest money deposit.
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Fri Jan 6, 2012
iNSITES answered:
Hi Lauren-

The greater Santa Barbara/Goleta area has seen strong sales below $1 million over the past several months. Inventory levels are low and that, combined with very low interest rates, make a compelling argument that now would be a good time to sell. Just be sure to price your home properly.

The forecasts I've read call for increased interest rates in 2013 which will make buying less affordable and continue to put pressure on housing prices, so even if demand stays high, don't expect much, if any, increase in prices.

There are positives and negatives to renters. If you have great ones with nice furniture and flexibility for showings they would be a positive, but it's just as easy to find renters that would clutter the house too much or make showings difficult, so it's probably safer to have the home vacant. There are professional house sitters that live in homes that are on the market though I'm not sure if condos are possible.

Please contact me directly if you need a referral to an agent that specializes in your price range and area.

Best regards,


Jon Perkins
Village Properties
(805) 284-3660 direct
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Mon Oct 17, 2011
Rich Bosselmann answered:
I would take into consideration, the state of the market when you decide to list your condo, how long is it taking comparable units to sell and at what price .You are somewhat limited to the comparable sales prices in your complex. Weigh these variables and decide if the staging will give you either, the faster marketing time or the increased sales price that make it worth the expense. ... more
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Sat Jan 17, 2009
Kevin Schmidtchen answered:
The only true way to get an idea would be to have an experienced real estate agent come by and give you a value of your home. Then based on costs you could do a comparison although nothing truly 100%. The only way to know ultimately would be to see what the home would get on the open market (listing it for sale) and then based on this do a comparison back to the costs of the project. You would then take this and compare against the latest comp of a property that did not have a remodel done (if possible).

Hope this helps.

Kevin Schmidtchen
Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Santa Barbara CA
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