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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty, Santa Cruz, CA.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
As it gets more difficult for agents to make ends meet, I am hearing more and more in the Santa Cruz County market about property owners being told by agents that not putting their property on the MLS for the first so many weeks of the listing is beneficial to the homeowner. One local company has...
Posted almost 3 years ago
If you want to sell your home quickly and want to yield the highest and best price possible in a given market, my advice (besides pricing the property correctly from day one) is to always have your home professionally staged prior to going on the market.  I have professional stagers stage each of...
Posted about 3 years ago
As I search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in my home of Santa Cruz County. I see the majority of homes are overpriced.  It is sad to me that after decades of debunking the concept most sellers still believe that the surest way to get the highest price is to start high "and see what happens."...
Posted about 3 years ago
If you want to sell your home quickly and want to yield the highest and best price possible in a given market, my advice (besides pricing the property correctly from day one) is to always have your home professionally staged prior to going on the market.  I have professional stagers stage each of...
Posted over 3 years ago
My name is Melody Russell and I am constantly taking a stand against what is known as "dual agency" in the real estate industry. I am not referring to when one real estate firm has two different agents represent different sides of a deal. In such a case, I feel that both the buyer and seller can ...
Posted about 4 years ago
Many consumers freeze during a "buyer's market."  Many believe it is time to kick the tires, question home prices, question the market in general.  Many feel they should wait "in case prices continue to decline."  Not true, the definition of a "Buyer's Market" is that it is the best time to buy! ...
Posted about 5 years ago
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