Four “C”s that are guaranteed to help you sell your home.

FullSizeRender (1)There are numerous things that can be done to improve your chance of selling your home quickly and for the best price. Here are just a few tips that are very important when selling:

CLEAN- A home that smells and looks clean is very important.This sounds like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at how many homes on the market are turning off buyers because they are not clean. A good scrub goes a long way and helps buyers see your home, not your mess.

CLUTTER- Get that clutter out! Have a yard sale, donate some items or get a storage unit. It is very difficult for a buyer to see themselves living in your house if your clutter is taking up all the space

CURB APPEAL-First impressions and curb appeal are really important when selling a house. Spring is the perfect time to get the yard cleaned up and add some color to your landscape. Some fresh flowers planted down the walkway or in a pot by the front door can give a great first impression. Buy a new door mat. This is an easy, inexpensive way to welcome buyers to your home. Throw out those old door mats and get a new, fresh one that will look nice and keep your home clean as potential buyers make their visits.

CALL THE RIGHT AGENT- With over 16 years of experience in real estate I’ve seen it all. Let me help you get your house ready to sell. I will go through and give you detailed tips that will help you get top dollar in a short period of time. The right agent makes all the difference in the world.

Rich History in Lincoln California

In 1859 Lincoln became an official town and many of the original buildings are still downtown. Have you ever been curious about what some of those old buildings used to be? Well, you can visit our local museum and find out about that and much, much, more! The Lincoln Area Archives Museum is a fun place to learn some history about our special city. A few of the volunteers there are actual descendants of some of Lincoln’s early pioneers. When we visited the museum we learned the reason the Zebra is Lincoln High School’s mascot and enjoyed seeing one of the original desks from the school. The items they have on display there range from ancient Native American artifacts to old high school year books. You’ll love looking at photographs and uniforms of the original Potters baseball team. The admission is free and there are “hands-on” displays for the kids to explore.  After your visit you can walk around the corner and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants. It’s truly fascinating to see how much history Lincoln has. So go take a look and increase your knowledge of this great little city.

Lincoln Area Archives Museum

640 5th Street

Lincoln, CA

916-645-3800

Mon-Sat 11-3

3 Common Selling Pitfalls

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 2.42.12 PMThinking about putting your home on the market? Be sure to check out my thoughts on 3 of the most common mistakes sellers make, featured in the Lincoln View.

If you’re looking for an agent with experience and expertise, give me a call!

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Favorite Things Friday- Lake Tahoe

With the mercury rising here in Lincoln, sitting on a sandy shoreline and a dip in the cool water is starting to sound pretty good. Lucky for us in Lincoln, beautiful Lake Tahoe is only a quick drive up the hill. With plenty of beaches and restaurants to chose from, a day trip to Tahoe is a great way to beat the heat.

Whenever we visit Tahoe, we are sure to stop at the kid’s favorite ice cream shop. Located in Incline Village on the North Shore, Susie Scoops is a must visit for a large assortment of locally made ice creams with a delicious flavor to suit any taste. Make sure to grab one of their homemade dipped waffle cones and enjoy some sun on the patio!

From there, there are always lots of options when it comes to enjoying time by the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Kings beach is a great option, but it can fill up quickly, so be sure to stake out a spot earlier in the day. Perfect for the family looking for a little more excitement at their day at the beach, Kings beach is a hot spot to rent paddle boards or enjoy parasailing or other activities on the water.

North Tahoe beach is another option and is great because of it’s nearby lots of places to grab a quick bite before heading out and the Safeway across the street. We like to stop by and fill up the cooler before we settle in for some time on the sand.

One of my favorite beaches in Tahoe is Sand Harbor beach. The views here are some of the best in the area, and beautiful rock formations and calm water make for a breathtaking spot to kick back and relax.

After a day in the sun, our favorite restaurant to visit is Rosie’s Cafe in Tahoe City. With lots of options, this local spot for homestyle cooking is sure to have something for everyone. Nothing hits the spot quite like one of their burgers!

One of my favorite things about living in Lincoln is the proximity to so many great places. There’s no need to spend too much time in the car or hop on a plane to get away. If you’re looking to get away there are so many great options for day trips this summer- I’d recommend a visit to Lake Tahoe be one of them!

Location, Location, Location!

With all the new innovations out there, there are so many ways to market your home. Whether it’s the more classic route or online, I try and get the best of both worlds. When it comes to getting your home out there, I’m always looking for the best avenues for maximum exposure as well as targeted marketing. With this in mind, I decided to try something new for some of my listings.
The area around these homes is really something that makes them special, so I jumped at the chance to have some drone videography taken. I thought that this would be a perfect way to not only highlight the home itself, but also the beautiful surrounding areas. For the home at 5181 Monteverde Drive, the rolling hills, scenic walking trails and praised Catta Verdera golf course, not to mention the breathtaking sunsets are major reasons why this is such a gorgeous and desirable area to live. At 2200 South Lakewood Drive, the peaceful and serene setting, nestled among the pine and oak trees makes for the perfect hideaway near the lake in Meadow Vista.

 

 

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Call today for a private showing of either of these great listings!

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Affordable and Move-In Ready Home!

This home is ready for you! Located on a quiet street in a nice East Lincoln neighborhood, this 3bed/2bath home has a very livable floor plan. Featuring formal living and dining areas as well as a great room concept with lots of light, this home has great flow and no wasted space. You’ll love being out in the beautiful private yard and enjoying the shade on the covered patio. This sizable lot is accentuated by mature trees and shrubs, in addition to a retaining wall, and also outfitted with auto sprinkler as well as concrete curbing. No HOA and low Mello Roos are also welcome benefits. New carpet & fresh paint make this inviting home move in ready! Don’t delay, take a look before it is gone.

Offered at $369,500, call today to request a private showing.


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Wide Variety of Homes & Prices in Lincoln, CA Real Estate

Lincoln, California, a Sacramento suburb nestled at the base of the Sierra foothills and 75 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area, is a great location to set down your roots!  Country property with land, new home subdivisions, gated golf course communities, condos, older turn of the century, and a thriving Del Webb retirement community plus everything in between are just a few of the home choices in Lincoln.  Check out these two magnificent homes priced toward the TOP of the market in Lincoln.

3527 Camino Cielo, Lincoln, CA  95648

$1,295,000

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Former model home, over 4,000 sf with 4 bedrooms & 4 full bathrooms in the Catta Verdera golf community, 1.2 acre lot with infinity pool and solar

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3391 Vista De Madera, Lincoln, CA  95648

$1,199,000

3391 Vista De Madera

Custom Catta Verdera home with salt water infinity pool & spa, over 4,000 sf with views of the beautiful Sierra Nevadas

 

Hiking Near Lincoln, Ca – Favorite Things Friday

Lately the weather has been so nice. If feels like Spring already! As the temperatures rise and the weekend gets closer I start thinking about getting some fresh air away from the office. Hidden Falls is a perfect place to reset after a long week. Hidden Falls Regional Park is an 1180-acre open space park in Placer County. Sometimes there isn’t time for a drive up to the mountains so this location is ideal.  hidden falls mapOverall, the trails are very simple to navigate and the hike is easy enough for the little ones, so it makes for a fun outing for everyone. There are many loops in the park, with multiple trails to hike, run, mountain bike, or even horseback ride. And don’t forget to bring the family dog. Our family likes to bring a sack lunch and take the 5-mile loop to see the falls. They recently re-did the overlook by one of the larger falls, so there are places to sit and enjoy the awesome view.  Since it’s Valentines weekend, why not get out and enjoy this beautiful weather and take your sweetheart on a little hike. Happy weekend Everyone! The Falls

Favorite Things Friday

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 2.22.17 PM Well, January 2016 is just about over. Where does the time go? We have been busy here at the office and real estate is off to a great start for the year! Today I want to share the first post of a new blog series I have labeled, “Favorite Things Friday”. I will be posting some of my favorite things about Lincoln and the surrounding areas each Friday . There are so many things I LOVE about living in this area. I hope you will enjoy it.

My wife grew up in Lincoln (it has changed A LOT). When she went away to college, she took a pottery class as part of her major. The first day of class when she told her professor that she was from Lincoln, California, he excitedly said, “That’s where we get all of our clay!”  Sort of cool! Up until then she knew the Gladding McBean Pottery in Lincoln made clay sewer pipes, but wasn’t aware that it supplied clay to various places like BYU Idaho. She spent most of her Freshman year in the art studio at the potters wheel, molding and creating with clay from her hometown. She literalIy held a little bit of home in her hands everyday.

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This is my Wife’s first pot made out of Lincoln clay.

Did you know the Pottery in Lincoln started making clay sewer pipes in 1875? By the 1890’s, investors Charles Gladding, Peter McGill McBean and George Chambers had invested and built up the factory to produce more than sewer pipes. Creations ranged from prominent architectural terra cotta and building gargoyles to fountains, garden pottery, roof and floor tile, bricks and even dish ware. Many of these items are extremely collectable now. Gladding McBean has worked with world renowned architects and its own distinguished artisans’ creations are incorporated into numerous historical landmarks throughout the United States. It has produced terra cotta for more than 10,000 buildings around the world. Gladding McBean is an important part of our City’s past. Living in a town that has a rich history of hard work and craftsmanship makes me proud and makes the Gladding McBean Pottery one of my favorite things.

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Your Own Personal Paradise in Foskett Ranch!

1368 Jorgenson, Lincoln, CA  95648

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Get away & relax in the gorgeous back yard next to the free-form, salt water pool. This home has been very well done; granite counters, tile flooring, stainless appliances, spice maple cabinets & built-ins, custom paint & so much more! This home also has a full bed and bath on the main floor. The huge loft with built-in cabinets is perfect for a TV or games room or even a convenient “homework station”. No HOA, energy saving solar, sun screens, whole house fan, alarm system, garage shelving, planter boxes, good sized yard & fenced pool. You’ll enjoy winding down under the covered patio overlooking the pool. Don’t delay, homes like this don’t come on the market very often!

Offered at $475,000

Call for a private showing today.

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