My House is Gone!

By Nancy Hankin
www.PalmSpringsHomesandEstates.com

Palm Springs Life ChangesIt can be upsetting when things don’t go our way….especially when the house we were going to write an offer on GETS SOLD…..right from under us.

  • The Dalai Lama once said “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

I moved to the Palm Springs Desert Area from Wisconsin in 1992 and I LOVE it here….but I would not have moved here if things had gone my way! I was living in a beautiful 2700 square foot townhouse, a block from Lake Michigan, in a very nice area called Shorewood. I had sold my home and I was leasing the lower level of a spacious townhouse. After living there for two years, my landlord decided to sell. He asked me and the neighbors above to put in an offer on the townhouse if we were interested. We both put in a full-price offer, but I did not get it. Instead he sold it to the couple living upstairs. I was so disappointed.

Approximately six months later I was visiting California because I was doing a “needs assessment” for a book I was thinking of writChanges, purposeing. While in California I also visited my daughter and granddaughter in Los Angeles and my aunt and uncle in the desert. It was there, standing in the desert on a quiet afternoon, looking towards the majestic San Jacinto mountain, that I “listened to the voice within” telling me this is where I needed to move to. I remember that moment like it happened yesterday.

It was only after I took the plunge and packed up heading west, did I realize that had I purchased that beautiful town house in Shorewood, I never would have moved to this wonderful desert, or met my husband who I spent many wonderful years with until his recent passing. It suddenly hit me that not getting what I wanted was a wonderful stroke of luck!

So the next time you feel disappointed that someone else bought the home you had your heart set on, just remember it might be a blessing, because a better home might be just around the corner!

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DEAL MAKER OR DEAL BREAKER?

By Nancy Hankin
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Home for Sale, homesI’ve written several articles about the importance of “Preparing Your Home for Sale.”

It still amazes me the resistance I get from a few sellers when I suggest they have a Pre-Inspection and get items in need of repairs…….repaired ahead of time.

If you want to get your home sold in a hurry at the highest price, it helps to be ‘move-in ready.‘ Buyers will pay more for a home when it does not require updating or repair. Moving is a lot of work, so if there are no major fix-up projects, that makes for a sweet deal. Buyers will look upon your property more favorably.

First impressions can be a “deal maker or a deal breaker.” The most noticeable and profitable improvement you can make is fresh paint inside and out. If you cannot paint the whole house, at least paint the living or great room, kitchen and baths. These carry the most impact.

Now let’s discuss Wallpaper! Wallpaper is an INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE. It has a personality of its own. Others might not agree with your décor preference, so it’s best to REMOVE all Wallpaper BEFORE putting your home on the market. Furthermore, wallpaper does not do well in the desert due to the dryness in the air. The paste often dries up causing further problems. Try to keep in mind you are moving to the DESERT and your beautiful East Coast or Mid-West furnishings may not look as well as they do back home.

New light fixtures can add style without breaking the bank. Choose wisely. If you cannot bear to part with your dining room chandelier, take it down and replace it before you show your home. Add a chandelier that looks sparkling and lovely.

Home For Sale, Move In ConditionsWorn carpet is a major downfall when you’re selling your home. Wall-to-wall carpet that is anything but pristine must be replaced. Choose a neutral color and select a thick pad to go under it. Here in the desert, tile is very popular and easy to keep clean. Buyers want to see flooring they can imagine placing their furniture on it.

Don’t forget about the landscaping and exterior elements. After all, that is a buyer’s first impression.  Money spent on landscaping is a highly profitable venture when you’re preparing to put your home on the market. Keep everything trimmed and pruned. Add a planter by the entry with bright flowers and a welcome mat at the door.

A dirty, cluttered garage is a real “turn off” for buyers. Buyers will assume that you have inadequate storage and that the garage is the catchall for things that have no place else to go. If the garage isn’t finished, consider putting up sheetrock, then paint the walls white. If the floor looks bad, paint on a couple of coats of paint made especially for concrete floors. With little time and expense, the garage will become a positive selling point. Updating your garage doors is a plus for any buyer.

If you have major repairs, evaluate each one as to how it will benefit the sale of your home. Not doing the repairs before you list your home can cost you a good sale. If you are ready to sell your home, which is the most expensive commodity most sellers have, this is definitely not the time to pinch those pennies if you want to receive the highest price in the least amount of time.

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IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Desert Area, try searching properties on the same Desert Area MLS Realtor’s use, or give me a call….or visit my website at Palm Springs Homes and Estates. I will be happy to give you or your referral my red carpet service.” After the sale, I will send you a $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner in a fabulous Palm Springs Area Restaurant so you can celebrate!

Nancy Hankin, Palm Springs Real Estate Agent
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GET YOUR BOXING GLOVES ON. YOU’RE IN A BIDDING WAR!

By Nancy Hankin
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And the winner is…..  The most qualified buyer who offers the best price with the fewest strings attached.

Home Bidding War, Winner, People often ask, “How can I improve my chances with other buyers vying for the home I want? Clean offers usually win out. A clean offer is one that’s not loaded with contingencies — conditions that must be satisfied in order for the sale to go through.

Typical home purchase contract contingencies are financing, inspections and the sale of another home. Be Careful. You shouldn’t forego contingencies if they involve conditions that you must satisfy in order to complete the purchase.

However, one way to put yourself ahead of the pack is to satisfy as many conditions as possible before presenting your offer. For example, you may not be able to get completely approved for financing. But you can get pre-approved for a loan.

Never submit an offer if you have not gotten pre-approved with your lender. If you are paying cash, I always ask my buyers for a letter from their financial source verifying their funds.  Buyers who find a place to buy before they’re pre-approved should at least submit a loan application to a lender or mortgage broker and have their credit checked before writing an offer. This way, the loan agent or broker can write a letter stating that the loan application is in and the credit is acceptable.

The winning buyer in a multiple offer presentation is often the one who makes the highest offer. This is not the time to submit a low offer. Sometimes there are many buyers making offers for more than the asking price. Knowing what to offer in such a situation is critical.

Learn as much about local market values as you can. I always look at comparable properties with my buyers before writing the offer. A comparative market evaluation of the property will tell you recent selling prices of comparable properties in the area.

Buyers, Home buyers, bidding buying a new homeWhen market values are rising, there’s a bit of guesswork involved in pricing. You may need to be a trendsetter and pay a bit more than yesterday’s comparable sales in order to be the successful bidder. .

Find out as much as you can about the sellers and their situation. If you meet the sellers personally let them know how much you love their home. When you’re in competition with other buyers, there’s no point in playing poker-face.

Sellers can be swayed by emotional appeal, particularly if they’re looking at several very similar offers. I’ve had a few of my buyer’s send a note to the sellers telling them what they loved about the home and why they wanted to buy it. In many cases, that note cinched the deal!

May your best offer win!

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Let Me Tell You a Secret

Lead Generating Companies vs. Realtors

By Nancy Hankin
www.PalmSpringsHomesandEstates.com

Realtors, Listings, Today I received another real estate LEAD CAPTURING COMPANY wanting me to BUY my own listings back. Yes, that’s what I said. They want me to BUY my own information back from them!

All the companies like, Zillow, Realtor.com, Truila, Homes.com and Redfin have put all OUR MLS listings from all the Boards of Realtors around the country onto their massive sites. Because they have ALL the listings from around the country on their site, they are ALL listed on the first pages when a consumer tries to search for properties. All the agents who have worked so hard to obtain these listings and market their own listings are pushed back on these searches, costings them hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Contrary to what you may think, these companies are NOT in the business to help the public see what homes are available. They are in the business of SELLING LEADS TO AGENTS. That’s how they make their hundreds of thousands of dollars, and this is financially hurting Realtors who have worked so hard to market their listings on the Internet.

Agents are now FORCED to BUY their own listings from these companies…..often costing agents $5000-$25,000+ a year and often times more. Furthermore, these large companies KEEP OLD LISINGS that are NO LONGER ACTIVE on their sites in order to show larger data bases which will bump them up on the searches. This hurts everyone. Many of these companies have over 400 dead and non-existent listings on their website at the present moment. Here is a good example of what I am referring to. This is the email I received today. I get these solicitations daily from all the Lead Capturing Companies.

Realtor, listings, buyers, homes for saleA simple solution would be for consumers to STOP using these sites and START using the agent’s sites. When you use an agent’s website that you know and trust, you are dealing with someone personally, not some unknown Realtor who may have just gotten their license and has no negotiating skills to benefit your needs, but is PAYING to obtain a LEAD from these Lead Generating Companies.

I have the exact same data on my site that all Realtors use. It is up-to-date and I have NO Non-Existent Listings on my site. The entire up-to-date MLS can be found under the MLS SEARCH menu at www.PalmSpringsHomesAndEstates.com.  I have listings you can search by the types of properties they are, and by location, price and amenities, etc.  You can also ask me questions and I’ll get back to you immediately if I am unavailable when you call. I may be out showing property, but I do return calls.

So, the next time you want to know what’s for sale in the area you are interested in, try contacting a Realtor directly instead of going to a Lead Generating Company that obtains their money by making Realtors buy back their own listings. I know I speak for thousands of Realtors who would greatly appreciate you working with them directly. We know the areas, the communities, and we know all the features of the homes in our area. Want to know how I work with Buyers, just Click Here and you can hear from them yourself!

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IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Desert Area, try searching properties on the same Desert Area MLS Realtor’s use, or give me a call….or visit my website at Palm Springs Homes and Estates. I will be happy to give you or your referral my red carpet service.” After the sale, I will send you a $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner in a fabulous Palm Springs Area Restaurant so you can celebrate!

Nancy Hankin, Palm Springs Real Estate Agent
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Your Home Just Won’t Sell

By Nancy Hankin

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Palm Springs HomesYour home is spacious, and shows beautifully. Its location is very desirable. The local residential real estate market is hopping and many homes are quickly selling.

Okay, so why is my home not selling?

The longer a home sits on the market the more likely the seller will be forced to reduce the asking price … and reduce it … and reduce it again…..until finally, the seller will be so anxious to unload the house that any offer will do. In today’s relatively healthy economy, in which there certainly isn’t a shortage of prospective buyers in most areas, why do some homes simply sit on the market while others are quickly snapped up?

Pricing

Pricing your home above market value can wind up costing you far more than if you had priced it correctly the day it went on the market. If buyers and agents aren’t responding, or you are getting offers but they are far below what you’re asking, or the home has remained on the market far longer than like properties, then it’s time to re-examine the listing price.

There may have been a time when homes could be over-priced and owners might still make a sale. Forget it, those days are simply gone. Millions of homeowners all over the country lost their homes after that housing disaster occurred. Purchasers now have buyer brokers who know the market, and the Internet makes it tough to be anything but an informed buyer. As a result, purchasers who do their homework have little reason to be shy about making an offer with what they regard as a more realistic price.

Condition

The condition in which a home has been maintained directly affects marketability and pricing.  Regardless of whatever restoration fantasies buyers might harbor, quickly return to reality when they realize that they don’t have the time, skills or money to embark on a major rehab job.

But poor condition does not necessarily mean your home is in need of a major overall. Minor things can also affect a buyer’s perception of poor condition — peeling paint, dirty carpets, a drippy faucet. None of these items is a big matter individually, but they do make buyers wonder if bigger problems lurk unseen. I worked with a buyer who walked away from viewing the interior of a home because the front door needed a coat of paint.

The bottom line: To speed a sale clean and fix-up a home before placing it on the market you might consider having a pre-inspection so you can find out what may need to be repaired….and get it repaired BEFORE you put it on the market. A fresh coat of paint here and there can also do the trick.

 Location

Real estate is all about location, and some locations are clearly better than others. Since you can’t move your home in the usual situation, the alternative is to improve what you have. For instance, if you live on a busy street, perhaps hedges or an ivy-covered trellis can be used to absorb noise and obstruct unwanted views. Waterfalls also help defuse noise.

Access

It’s important to make matters as easy as possible for buyers. A lock box on the door allows agents to schedule appointments at the convenience of their clients. If possible, owners, pets and children should be away when open houses and viewings are scheduled. If that is not possible, perhaps sellers can step outside while their home is being viewed.

Palm Springs Golf LocationImperfections

The fact that a home has drawbacks should not be surprising. There are no perfect houses, and there are ways to work around imperfections.

Reality

There is one surprising reason why a home may not sell — all homes are unique. It sometimes happens that a home remains unsold not because it has some flaw or because of poor marketing, but because in the universe of possible buyers not one is ready to purchase a particular property. The odds are against it, good marketing should make such things difficult, but it does happen.

What to do? Keep on selling.

There are buyers out there. The trick is for you and your broker to show the value in your home and make it as easy as possible for the buyers to view the home when they are able to see it. That’s most likely to happen when your house is prepared in advance, its pricing reflects marketplace realities, and your home is readily open to all.

The Right Agent

Working with a knowledgeable agent with good negotiation skills is very important. Not all agents know the area, and not all agents are good negotiators. I’ve been in real estate since 1992. I am also a real estate Broker. I’m one of the 3% of the agents nationwide who is a Certified Residential Specialist. I am also a trained Senior Real Estate Specialist and e-Pro Certified. How does this benefit you? Greatly…..this means I have quite a bit more real estate education than most agents, and I put all this knowledge to work for you!

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IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Desert Area, try searching properties on the same Desert Area MLS Realtor’s use, or give me a call….or visit my website at Palm Springs Homes and Estates. I will be happy to give you or your referral my red carpet service.” After the sale, I will send you a $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner in a fabulous Palm Springs Area Restaurant so you can celebrate!

Nancy Hankin, Palm Springs Real Estate Agent
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IS THAT STONE FAKE?

By Nancy Hankin 
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 02 17 15 b  Brick and Stones on homesStone has long been considered a material of choice by many builders and homeowners alike because of its strength and beauty.

In our development, Mission Hills East in Rancho Mirage, many of the homeowners are adding a stone facing on the pillar’s and this is creating a beautiful and interesting effect.

Stone can add tremendous curb appeal, but it is also very heavy and sometimes difficult to install. Because of this, many home-builders, designers and remodelers are turning to alternatives that mimic the beautiful look of natural stone.

StoneCast stone is a type of pre-cast concrete that mixes materials such as limestone, marble, granite, calcite granite, quartz and natural stone. These materials are placed in molds, along with pigment and dried. The finished product looks like an unpolished cut stone. Because they can be formed and colored to match a missing piece, they are a great way to fix what could otherwise be a big problem in older homes.

A less expensive and more user friendly product is simulated stone veneer. Stone veneer is also cast from molds of actual stones. Because they are easier to work with and cheaper, many do-it-yourselfers are choosing these stones for home projects.

Stone adds an interesting affect to homes and today there is a wide variety to choose from. So, the next time you think of adding stone, think wisely BEFORE you buy and have it put on.

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What Do the Model T Ford and Real Estate Have in Common?

By Nancy Hankin
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100 years ago, Model T FordBoth came about in the early 1900’s. The National Association of Real Estate Exchanges, the founding group was located in Chicago, Illinois and it started May 13, 1908. In 1916, the National Association of Real Estate Exchanges changed its name to The National Association of Real Estate Boards.

NAR’s members are residential and commercial real estate brokers, real estate salespeople, immovable property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in all aspects of the real estate (immovable property) industry, where a state license to practice is required. Members belong to one or more of some 1,600 local Realtor boards or associations. They are pledged to a code of ethics and standards of practice, which was adopted in 1913.

The year is 1914, the introduction of the Model T Ford  One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1914:

  • Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.
  • The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
  • Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
  • Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
  • There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
  • The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  • The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower
  • The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour
  • The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year …
  • A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
  • More than 95 percent of all births took place at home
  • Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!  Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”
  • Sugar cost four cents a pound
  • Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen
  • Coffee was fifteen cents a pound
  • Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo
  • Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason
  • The Five leading causes of death were:

1.      Pneumonia and influenza

2.      Tuberculosis

3.      Diarrhea

4.      Heart disease

5.      Stroke

  • The American flag had 45 stars
  • The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!
  • Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet
  • There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day
  • Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school
  • Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores
  • Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!” (Shocking)
  • Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help
  • There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!

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What Is the Difference Between a Will and a Living Will?

By Nancy Hankin
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Living WillThis was a question explained by Scott A. Mukuakane, and attorney in Honolulu, affiliated with Elder Care Matters, and organization for Seniors I often refer my clients to having legal concerns, medical questions, financial concerns or housing concerns.

Mukuakane stated in a recent Elder Care Matters article, that a Will has to do with ASSETS such as money and property. However, a LIVING WILL, is often times referred to as an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD). An AHCD is written up before the person becomes incapacitated. It legally tells others (family and medical personnel) their wishes in the event they are no longer able to communicate these at a time serious medical decisions need to be made.

  • An AHCD can accomplish a variety of objectives, from saying who will make health care decisions for you if you cannot communicate with your doctors, to saying under what circumstances conventional health care will be withheld from you so that nature will be allowed to take its course.

Last WillRecently I also learned a valuable lesson I was not made aware of beforehand. My husband had given me Power of Attorney to make many decisions after he suffered several strokes and became incapacitated. I took care of his every need for four years prior to his recent passing. Since I had Power of Attorney to take care of all his financial needs, I did not add myself to one of our checking accounts. I just managed them. Upon his death, his assets at the bank were IMMEDIATELY FROZEN. I was told the Power of Attorney ended when he died. It took some time to straighten this out, but had I been on the checking account, which I could have easily done, the account would not have been closed.

So I strongly advise you to think about what you can do to be prepared in the event something were to happen to you in a week, month or year. Is your property in a Revocable Living Trust with everything spelled out so there is no mistaken what your wishes are? Do you have an Advanced Health Care Directive? If not, I strongly suggest you give some serious thought to protecting you and your family and consult with an estate attorney sooner than later.

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Hot Tubs

By Nancy Hankin
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palm springs hot tubIt may be winter….but you are living in beautiful sunny warm Palm Springs California…..land of hot tubs and swimming pools! All of your friends have them and now you want to get on the bandwagon, too. With professional installation and a little information on their care and keeping, you can relax in style while gazing at the majestic snowcapped San Jacinto mountains!

One of the first considerations is placement of your new hot tub. Ninety percent of owners put their hot tubs and spas out of doors, possibly on a deck or patio area. All you need is an electrical outlet and a flat, solid surface. You can also have your hot tub in the ground. Some folks are now building spools which are large hot tubes/spas or small pools.

Keeping your hot tub or spa clean isn’t all that difficult. Acrylic tubs with fiberglass backing are easy to care for, making this one of the most popular. Just make sure you keep up with your filter’s needs. You can use an ozonator to spray ozone gas Palm Springs hot tubs and poolsinto the spa water, a very effective way to kill bacteria without the chlorine smell. Follow the instructions for daily use or use the usual bromide and chlorine cleaners. .

Today’s hot tubs come with an amazing variety of features, including stereo systems, customized head rests and extra jets for those who have special needs. Customized lighting creates a nice mood for evenings. You can choose a small spa for two or one large enough for your friends. Just consider how you want to use your spa and the cost of keeping it running, including water and electricity. Then just sit back and Enjoy! It doesn’t get any better than this!

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Nancy Hankin, Palm Springs Real Estate Agent
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ONE MAN’S JUNK

By Nancy Hankin
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Shabby Chic, One man's JunkShabby or Junk decorating has moved from the domain of newlyweds and first time apartment dwellers to main stream and uptown. It is now considered very chic to include items that your Grandmother might have thrown out in the trash. What is this new decorating style and how do you get it?Shabby Chic, Repurpose Junk

Junk decorating appeals to those who cherish the unusual, appreciate the workmanship, charming defects and aged patina of discarded objects. Castoffs from your attic, or someone else’s, such as old chests and trunks, chairs or mirrors, can become treasures. Our Palm Springs Desert Area has many Consignment shops bursting with these buried treasures!

Look beyond the discoloration and peeling paint. If the item has ‘good bones’, make it a part of your new decor. Remember when selecting your items, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If it appeals to you, then you can make it work.

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