“Pre-Hab” is a Growing Fad: You Heard it Here First?

"He Said, She Said"
“He Said, She Said”

For savvy and very busy sellers, hiring a “pre-hab” consultant or architect is wise. In recent months, two of our sellers’ listings enjoyed the services of a “pre-hab consultant”. The pre-hab consultant offered services ranging from simply providing a list of recommended items to fix, replace, or restore all the way to the full service option of managing contractors for a full top-to-bottom home “pre-hab”.
Yes! It IS a made-up term! The concept of “pre-habbing” is similar to getting dressed up for a party. We clean up, put on our best clothing, accessorize, accentuate our best attributes and GO. Sometimes we do it ourselves; others of us have an entourage helping us look our best and attract attention and suitors.
Our current Rolling Ridge listing is an example of a home that was “pre-habbed” at the behest of a savvy seller. We had other such sellers in recent months who hired the same “pre-hab architect”, as I like to call her. Between her, our photographer and our own “Art Director” skills, we put on a show when we list properties for sale.
I have to say, we thoroughly enjoy working with folks who take their craft seriously. Our photographer Lory Hawley and pre-hab architect Musette Profant make us and our listings look good in the eyes of our seller clients. We are lucky to surround ourselves with wonderful team members. They are kind, they are diligent, they are trus artists and they are FUN.
After all, if it isn’t fun, why bother?

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Progression of the Crumbling Cement

It started with a mud-wrestling contest, then an outhouse enhanced the scene until the job was done. This was well-worth the investment in our home. CLICK HERE for more info about having pavers installed at your home!
This August we’re hosting a wedding reception at our home and there are several more things that still have to be done. NEXT MONTH:  A paint-job will occur. Stay tuned!

Inventory Sprung

Inventory Sprung Up this Spring!

The spring home buying season is off to a stronger start than at this time last year, with modest price increases and a spike in inventory, according to realtor.com’s National Housing Trend Report for March. 467019497

The number of properties for sale on realtor.com® in March rose 9.5% above March 2013 levels, to 1,841,844 units, according to the report. The median list price of $199,900 was 5.3% higher than in March of last year, and the median age of inventory increased 22.9% above the year-ago figures, to 102 days on the market, the report’s data showed.   Things are a bit different here locally in the Hayward/Castro Valley/San Leandro area.  While inventory is creeping upward, we are still lower than normal for this time of year.  For example, in Hayward there is 1.3 months of supply.  In November, there was a .7 months inventory.  So while inventory is loosening up a bit, we have ways to go to be at normal inventory levels….
See more at the link below….
Spring Has Sprung