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Lowball Offers

November 14th, 2016 · No Comments · California Real Estate, Market Conditions, Santa Barbara Real Estate, The Real Estate Scene, Tips For Sellers

A true lowball offer is considered to be an offer 20% or more off the asking price. Sometimes a seller will not even respond to a lowball offer. In some instances that might be the best way to play your hand, but not all  Each scenario is unique unto itself depending on the personalities that are involved, and […]

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The White House and the Playboy Mansion

August 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Real Estate News, The Real Estate Scene

Ever wonder what the White House might be worth in today’s real estate market?  Recently Realtor.com  estimated that the White House would list for $90 million if it listed today. Analysts arrived at this figure by projecting what it would cost today to build the 55,000-square-foot,132-room house, which was constructed in 1792 for $232,000. Realtor.com then used the value […]

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May the Force Be With You!

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Real Estate and Technology, Real Estate Humor, Santa Barbara Real Estate, The Real Estate Scene

Please enjoy our real estate flyer spoof for the new Star Wars Movie “The Force Awakens.”  Bitcoins and Imperial Credits acceptable for purchase. DEATH STAR features 1,536,000 Beds / 2, 127,000 Baths * Web # 00011122 Offered at $7,500,000,000 Imperial Credits Amazing Alderaan Views can be enjoyed from almost every room! Around the corner from the […]

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Are Zillow’s Zestimates a Deal Killer?

February 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Real Estate News, Santa Barbara Real Estate, The Real Estate Scene

Zillow’s Zestimates a source of conflict reports Kenneth R. Harney in the LA Times on February 8, 2015. When CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff about the accuracy of his company’s automated “Zestimates” – she touched on one of the most sensitive perception gaps in American real estate.  Zillow is a popular online real […]

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Finding That Perfect Property Or Person Online

January 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · American Riviera, Carpinteria Real Estate, Ennisbrook, Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Montecito Real Estate, Real Estate Humor, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors, The Real Estate Concierge, The Real Estate Scene

(Not for the humor impaired or comedically challenged) Yesterday’s man or woman used to think, “if I need to find someone this way, I’m already lost!” But today, someone might say, ” I don’t have enough time to drive around and look at all the open houses/a potential homebuyer’s version of “speed dating”, so maybe […]

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Real Estate Industry News/ Trends

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, The Real Estate Concierge, The Real Estate Scene

  Mortgage Applications Increase In Latest MBA Weekly Survey; Press Release   Why Mortgage Demand Was Better Than Initially Reported Last Year; WSJ Real Time Economics Blog  Refinance Boomlet Gives U.S. Banks Relief From Plunge: Mortgages; Bloomberg  Real-Estate Pros Fight NYC Tax On Wealthy Absentee Owners; Bloomberg   Buying Cheaper Than Renting, But Some Mortgages Make It a Closer Call; Trulia  Coldwell […]

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The Power of Price Positioning

October 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Santa Barbara Real Estate, Santa Barbara Realtors, The Real Estate Concierge, The Real Estate Scene

How to obtain the highest price in the least amount of time? Understanding important marketing concepts will make a big difference in the success of selling your home. The first is that real estate is a commodity, NOT a product. With a product, the seller or manufacturer establishes the price and the public either buys […]

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San Ysidro Ranch

October 5th, 2014 · No Comments · American Riviera, Santa Barbara Real Estate Videos, Santa Barbara Realtors, The Real Estate Scene

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We Sell Real Estate

October 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Santa Barbara Realtors, The Real Estate Scene

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4 Secrets To Selling Your Home!

June 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Mark Lomas and Kirsten Wolfe, Real Estate News, The Real Estate Scene

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