San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • What Do Real Estate Agents Do?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve probably been told that if you’re buying or selling a house, you should work with a professional real estate agent. But do you know what real estate agents actually do for you? We understand that it can seem kind of mysterious. Here’s ...

  • Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

    BY Marcia Parkes

    For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes are just that – homes that are being sold without the assistance of a real estate agent. As a buyer, you may be wondering about buying a FSBO home, especially if you’re working with an agent. While there are certa...

  • Smells That Sell

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve de-cluttered, re-painted, made repairs and updated your home’s curb appeal. That means you’re ready to sell, right? Not necessarily. Although all those tasks are essential for getting your home in shape to sell, don’t overlook one im...

  • Packing for a Last Minute Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The ideal amount of time to prepare for a big move is two to three months. Having up to 12 weeks gives you plenty of time to organize, make all your arrangements and pack. But sometimes circumstances don’t allow for the luxury of  “enough time...

  • What to Let Go of Before You Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Let’s face it – things have a tendency to accumulate. And if you’ve been living in the same place for more than a few years, chances are you’ve collected items you no longer use. But if you’re relocating, transporting those unused items ...

  • Don’t Sabotage Your Credit

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re shopping for a home loan, you know that your credit score helps to determine what kind of loan you qualify for and at what rate. The better your score, the more favorable your terms will be. But do you know everything that goes into cal...

  • Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a house – especially for the first time – can be a huge undertaking. It’s a complex process, making it easy for mistakes to happen along the way. If you’re buying a home, here are some common pitfalls you should avoid. Not getting...

  • Dealing With Seller’s Remorse

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buyer’s remorse is a fairly common occurrence, happening when someone makes a large purchase, such as a home, and feels regret afterwards. But have you heard of seller’s remorse? It’s also normal for those selling a home to feel regret or anx...

  • Selling Your Home in the Fall

    BY Marcia Parkes

    It’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some homeowners, it may also be time to sell your home. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your home for sale, it can have its benefits. Fol...

  • Moving During the School Year

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Moving during the school year is not an ideal situation. But sometimes it cannot be avoided – for instance, if you’ve had a job change. While relocating during the school year can be disruptive, there are steps you can take to smooth the proces...