Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home

One of the MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS you will ever make

Our experts will answer all your questions regarding pricing, marketing & negotiations.

As professional Realtors with years of experience and a proven track record, it is our job to guide you through the process of selling your home in CA. We want you to get top dollar for your home, within your timeframe. We will help you through the challenges. With our helpful home selling tips and experience, you’re certain to have an advantage over the competition in the real estate market.

Buyers want to buy your home for as little as possible! You want to sell your property for as much as you can. We provide detailed comparisons between your home and recently sold homes. Together we can determine what your home is worth in today’s market.

We try to make sure Buyers don’t waste your time by getting a pre-qualifying letter that can give us enough information to determine that we can have a quick and smooth closing.

Our extensive marketing of your home assures you maximum value. For example, this website will market your property all across the web. Other websites we use include www.ajc.com and www.realtor.com. We immediately present your home to buyers we are working with within our office network. And we notify all the Realtors in your market so they can notify their buyers.

You and a member of our team will take a close look at your home from a buyer’s perspective. We will advise you how to present your property to maximize its selling price. Some improvements are worth their cost in the increased sales price you will get, and some are not! We know what to do and we have vendors that can get it done.

Contracts are complicated and intimidating. You will have the full benefit of our real estate experience and knowledge at a contract presentation for a smooth and successful closing. We try to review all closing statements prior to closing. We will advise you of Georgia statutory disclosure requirements. We will also inform you of any inspections that might be required. Remember, negotiating calls for give and take in most situations.

Let our expertise help you get the best deal available.

You pay no up-front costs for our services!

We serve you from day one because we don’t get paid until you get paid. Ask for a free In-Home Presentation. No obligation! Just one of the free services we provide. 

FREE MARKET ANALYSIS

Buyers want to buy your home for as little as possible! You want to sell your property for as much as you can. We provide detailed comparisons between your home and recently sold homes. Together we can determine what your home is worth in today’s market.

PRE-QUALIFYING BUYERS

We try to make sure buyers don’t waste your time by getting a pre-qualifying letter that can give us enough information to determine that we can have a quick and smooth closing.

MARKETING

Our extensive marketing of your home assures you of maximum value. For example, this web site will market your property all across the web. We can place your home on our website immediately upon listing the property. Other websites include www.ajc.com and www.Realtor.com.  We immediately market your home to buyers we are working with within our office network. We notify all the Realtors in your market so they can notify their buyers.

HOME STAGING

You and a member of our team will take a close look at your home from a buyer’s perspective. We will advise you how to present your property to maximize its selling price. Some improvements are worth their cost in the increased sales price you will get, and some are not! We know what to do and we have vendors that can get it done.

NEGOTIATIONS

Contracts are complicated and intimidating. You will have the full benefit of our real estate experience and knowledge at a contract presentation for a smooth and successful closing. We try to review all closing statements prior to closing. We will advise you of any and all CA statutory disclosure requirements. We will also inform you of any inspections that might be required for a smooth negotiating process with buyers, and to ensure a successful closing.

For a free market analysis or for more information

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10 Ways to make your house more sellable

  1. Get rid of clutter. Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.
  2. Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.
  3. Keep everything extra clean. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates. Mop and wax floors. Clean the stove and the refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression and convinces buyers that the home has been well cared for.
  4. Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows.
  5. Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially basements and other dark rooms. Replace any burnt-out bulbs.
  6. Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well maintained.
  7. Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the walks. Put a pot or two of flowers near the entryway.
  8. Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.
  9. Clean your gutters.
  10. Polish your front doorknob and door numbers.

5 things to do before you sell

  1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, such as a roof or worn carpeting, for example. In this way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs.
  2. Have a termite inspection to prove to buyers that the property is not infested.
  3. Get a pre-sale home inspection so you’ll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned and cancel a contract.
  4. Gather together warranties and guarantees on the furnaces, appliances, and other items that will remain with the house.
  5. Fill out a disclosure form provided by your sales associate. Take the time to be sure that you don’t forget problems; however minor, that might create liability for you after the sale.

Take a moment to test yourself

The next time you come home, stop across the street or far enough down the driveway to get a good view of the house and its surroundings.

What is your first impression of the house and yard area?

What are the best exterior features of the house or lot? How can you enhance them? What are the worst exterior features of the house or lot? How can you minimize or improve them?

Park where a potential buyer would and walk towards the house, looking around you as if it were your first visit. Is the approach clean and tidy? What could you do to make it more attractive?

Take photos of the home’s exterior. If you have a digital camera, view the color versions first, then remove the color and look at it in black and white, because it’s easier to see problems when color isn’t around to affect our senses.

Make a list of the problem areas you discovered. Tackle clean up and repair chores first, then put some time into projects that make the grounds more attractive.

Kill mold and mildew on the house, sidewalks, roof, or driveway. Stow away unnecessary garden implements and tools. Clean windows and gutters. Pressure wash dirty siding and dingy decks. Edge sidewalks and remove vegetation growing between concrete or bricks. Mow the lawn. Get rid of weeds. Rake and dispose of leaves, even if your lot is wooded. Trim tree limbs that are near or touching the home’s roof.

A FEW TIPS

If you can budget it, a fresh paint job does wonders for a dingy house. Drive around your town to find color schemes that are appealing.

Install a more attractive front door; maybe something with leaded glass inserts. If you can’t justify the cost of a new door, consider replacing plain doorknob hardware with something more attractive.

If new hardware is beyond your budget, repaint or stain the door and polish the hardware.

If you brainstorm, you’ll find that there’s a solution to most problems that lets you stay within your budget. The trick is to find the areas where improvements are needed, then work on them as best you can.

BOOST YOUR CURB APPEAL

A large percentage of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a house or take it seriously based on it’s curb appeal the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can help make sure they want to come inside your house by spending some time working on it’s exterior appearance.

It’s difficult to look at our own house in the same way that potential home buyers do, because when we become accustomed to the way something looks and functions, we can’t see its faults.

Decide right now to stop thinking of the property as a home. It’s a house, a commodity you want to sell for the highest dollar possible.

 

DON’T FORGET THE REAR VIEW

Buyers doing a drive by will try their best to see your back yard. If it’s visible from another street or from someone’s driveway, include it in your curb appeal efforts.

EVENING CURB APPEAL

Do your curb appeal exercise again at dusk, because it isn’t unusual for potential buyers to drive by houses in the evening.

One quick way to improve evening curb appeal is with lighting:

String low voltage lighting along your driveway, sidewalks, and near important landscaping elements. Add a decorative street lamp or an attractive light fixture to a front porch. Make sure lighting that’s visible through front doors and windows enhances the home’s appearance.

LANDSCAPING DECISIONS

There are times that adding elements to your landscaping can improve curb appeal, but there are other times when removing something is even more effective.

For example, we had a listing for a large brick house with large white columns. Tall evergreens, planted in front of each column, had grown taller than the roof. They obscured the columns and windows and made it difficult to see the front of the house.

We suggested that the owner remove them. She trimmed them back, but it didn’t do the trick they were unattractive and still kept potential buyers from seeing the true character of the house.

I sold the house to a couple that could see past the trees. One of their first tasks after closing was to yank them out of the ground, instantly boosting the home’s curb appeal. Most buyers cannot visualize changes, and often won’t take a second look at a house if the first look doesn’t appeal to them. Home buyers who can visualize changes, and are prepared to make them, expect you to reduce the price of the house to compensate for the work they plan to do.

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What People are Saying About Us

My family and I are entering our third year using M&M properties to manage our rental properties here in Rancho Cordova and we could not be happier with their services! Our agent, Teri Chikami, is wonderful! She does a great job of being a fair and neutral advocate for our tenants all while protecting our interests as property owners. Teri advertises our properties to potential renters, handles all of the showings and only brings us qualified applicants. She handles all of the rental agreements, credit checks, deposit and rent collections, property maintenance and cleaning from move in to move out. Before tenants move in she conducts a pre-move in inspection to document the condition of every detail of the home, and does the same when the tenant moves out (including photo documentation) She is fastidious about maintaining detailed records of everything which makes it very clear if a tenant is entitled to all, partial or none of their deposit, per their contract. We used to manage our own rentals, but the ever changing laws in California, we decided it was best to hire a professional property management company, and we are so glad we did! The services that Teri and M&M Properties provide for us, make it easy and stress free to be rental properties owners in California. This new found freedom allows us to focus our energy and time managing our other businesses and interests, while trusting wholeheartedly that our investment properties are in good hands! Thank you Teri and M&M Properties for all that you do!

Ashley

Sacramento, CA 05/08/2020

By far the best property management professional I have met yet. Darren Babby has consistently went above and beyond his job title working with me in many ways. Always available and willing to help solve problems that inevitably arise, he has become a great resource to turn to. I can’t say enough great things about Darren and the company that cares enough to employ people of such high character.

Dustin

Carmichael, CA 05/18/2020

I rented a place just recently from M&M. Dealt with Darren the entire time and he was awesome! Renting a home from him was unbelievable easy. He responded every-time i had any questions and pushed to get things fixed around the house from the homeowner. I remember sending him a text 1 night around 9pm and 10 seconds later he called to help out. He was awesome and a really good
person.

Josh

4/20/2020

My property manager, Teri Chikami, is always very responsive when I have an issue at my home. I had a light go out yesterday and couldn’t buy a replacement bulb as the bulb was integral to the fixture. I reported this to Teri via email at 4:30 pm and got a call from an electrician within 15 minutes!

The next day the electrician came out and replaced the fixture. Every time I have made a request for an issue Teri is instantly on it and things get resolved promptly. I am very pleased with the response time to issues at my residence!

Juliana

Sacramento, 3/24/2020

I am not usually a fan of property management companies but Jim Hall with M & M was very professional and responsive over the last 5 years as a tenant in one of his properties… Thanks Jim.

Tony

Long Beach, CA 1/9/2020

Very professional and responsive.

I have rented from several Property Management Companies and can honestly say, M&M is one of the best. Our property manager responded to all communication, made necessary repairs when needed, and did not gouge us on security deposit when we moved out. The home was in good condition upon our move in, the home was clean, paint looked good, no pre-existing conditions. M&M really cares about their tenants and our 3-year stay at this property was pleasant. If you’re looking to move, I would recommend contacting M&M Property Management.

Jonathan P.

Responsive and accommodating.

I rented my very first place with Wes at M&M. He always got back to me when I called about a concern. I had an ongoing plumbing issue (shower wouldn’t work, just the bath) that required a few different appointments and they were able to go in the condo while I was at work and make the repairs. Considering I was working full time it made things very easy for me. I always paid my rent on time and never had any problems. I would have never moved if it wasn’t because the owner decided he didn’t want to use the property as a rental anymore. I would recommend renting from these people.

Leslie C.

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