Selling Tips

How We Can Help You Sell a Home?

Helping find a buyer for your home is only one facet of a real estate professional’s job. There are many more aspects including explaining the basic real estate practices and principles and all the related paperwork, Performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help determine your home’s value, helping to prepare your home for sale, listing your home, marketing your home, keeping you informed throughout the process. When the sale begins, it’s important to work with someone who will assist you with the paperwork, negotiate on your behalf, make sure deadlines are met, and work with the escrow company.

By working with us, you will:

  • Be more likely to realize the highest return on the sale of your home
  • Reduce the number of days your home is on the market
  • Become familiar with all the terms, processes and paperwork involved in selling your home
  • Have confidence that your home will enjoy exposure to more buyers and agents with qualified buyers
  • Receive regularly updated market information that will enable you to make informed decisions
  • Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf
  • Have peace of mind knowing that all the details of your sale are being handled properly by a licensed and trained professional

Let us show you why we are hired everyday.

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Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:36 pm
Lauren Panek | Category: Living Local

Buying Tips

How We Can Help You Buy a Home?

Whether it’s your first home or if you’re an experienced buyer, purchasing a home is a complex process. By working with us, you’ll find a home in the neighborhood where you want to live, one that fits your budget and meets your goals for features, quality and value. Once you’ve found the home that’s right for you, we will guide you through the process of making an offer; negotiating the terms of the sale; getting your potential purchase inspected, repaired and appraised; and finally, closing the sale!

When you work with us, you will:

  • Be more likely to find the home that meets all your criteria
  • Lessen the amount of time it will take to find your home
  • Understand all the terms, processes and documents used when buying your home
  • Have up-to-date market information that will allow you to make informed decisions
  • Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf, one who is committed to looking after your best interests
  • Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that all the details of your purchase are being taken care of by an experienced and knowledgeable professional

Let us show you why we are hired everyday.

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http://lshomes.llc/choose-ls

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Lauren Panek | Category: Living Local

Memorial Day 2019 Temecula

Memorial Day 2019 Temecula

This weekend is not just about having three days off  but by honoring those who have lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As we enjoy time with loved ones remember those who have allowed us to have our freedom! In our efforts to say thank you, we give $1,000 back to every veteran we work with. This includes ALL active, retired, and surviving spouses!

Click the link below to see some other events that are happening this weekend! 

Like the Memorial Day Bourbon and Rye Whiskey Promo, or the Memorial Day Race!

https://www.google.com/search?q=temecula+memorial+day+events&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS729US729&oq=temecula+memorial+weekend+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l2.10744j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&ibp=htl;events&rciv=evn&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjx-Y3IiLXiAhU1FzQIHWSxB6AQ5bwDMAB6BAgJEAY#fpstate=tldetail&htidocid=OjO6STflpsFMtvdPJpA8-A%3D%3D&htivrt=events

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Memorial Day 2019 Temecula

Brought to you by Lauren and Stefanie with LS Homes LLC

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Posted on May 24, 2019 at 11:36 pm
Lauren Panek | Category: Living Local

2019 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival

2019 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival
You won’t want to miss this!!

May 31-June 2
FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 6am – 10pm
Sunday: 6am – 6pm

Full Lineup:

Friday: 
Retro Color 5PM
Shannon Rae & 100 Proof 6PM
Kanan Road Band 7 PM
A Thousand Horses 7 PM
Chase Bryant 8:30 PM
8:30 Balloon Glow Experience

Saturday:
The FortyNineteens 4 PM
Dishwalla 5:30 PM
Carmen and Camille 2:30 PM
Soul Asylum 7:00 PM
Bottomline 4 PM
Saticoy 5:30 PM
Reall Deall 7 PM
3 Doors Down 8:30 PM
Balloon Glow 8:30 PM
Reall Deall 9 PM

Sunday: 
Coffey Anderson 1 PM
Russell Dickerson 2 PM
Mettle 2:30PM
Big & Rich 3:30 PM
Electric Vinyl 4PM

Click the link below to learn all the details!

Be sure to contact us with all your Real Estate questions!

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Please connect with us!

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2019 Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival

Brought to you by Lauren and Stefanie with LS Homes LLC at Realty ONE Group San Diego

2710 Loker Ave W, Suite 370

Carlsbad, CA 92010

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Posted on May 17, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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Spring Cleaning – Is it too late? NEVER!

Spring Cleaning

May 6, 2019
Is it too late? NEVER! I don’t know about you, but coming home to a clean house is a game changer! Cleaning your house here and there is simple. We clean when we can and we don’t stress about it. Now, lets talk about the thing we all try to avoid… the SPRING CLEAN! Each year during spring, it is important to set some time aside to clean, reorganize and de-clutter from top to bottom. Often times this takes a little more planning. I try to find a day when I have no distractions. Trust me, I know this is hard. I start it off just like any other day. I make my morning coffee and walk outside to spend some time with my horses and dogs. Next, I come in for my second cup of coffee and then my third… i’m just kidding! Usually it is just two. As I sit and drink my coffee on the front porch, I start trying to motivate myself. I use that feeling I get coming home to a clean house as my motivation! Imagining how happy I will be once it is complete. Now, common let’s get started ladies and gents!
Still not motivated?
That’s okay! Let’s do it together. Turn on your favorite music, a little louder than you would normally would and gather all your cleaning supplies. If it’s a nice day out, open the windows for some fresh air and even light a candle to get the house smelling oh so good!
Time to get down to business!

I tend to focus on one room at a time so it’s not overwhelming. Typically, I choose the biggest room first. Start big, end small. Let’s get down to the basics… what is a spring clean? This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of the “clutter” in your home. The things you look at and say “do I even really need that?” I will tell you this, if you have to ask yourself that question, the answer is probably “NO”. Toss the things you can live without. It is easier if you grab two trash bags, one for trash and one for good will. Start filling them with the items you no longer need or want. Remember, one persons trash is another ones treasure! If you think someone might benefit from it, DONATE it!

Let’s break it down!

Once you have removed the majority of the items in the house you no longer need, try using this checklist I saw it on Joanna Gaines blog! Checklists are always a good idea. Allow this to help you keep track of those items we so easily forget. You can download and print it every year! Here is the link to her blog, go check it out!

Spring Cleaning – Is it too late? NEVER!

https://magnolia.com/spring-cleaning/spring cleaning-01

 

 

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Spring Cleaning – Is it too late? NEVER!

Brought to you by Lauren and Stefanie with LS Homes LLC at Realty ONE Group San Diego

2710 Loker Ave W, Suite 370

Carlsbad, CA 92010

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Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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How to: Pricing your home to sell!

Thinking about selling? Learn how to price your home!

How to: Pricing your home to sell!

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. As realtors, we take care of researching this information for you! At LS Homes, we pull comparable properties the same way an appraiser will. This is to try and prevent the home coming in below value on the appraisal. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales comparison.

  1. Location: Homes in the same neighborhood typically follow the same market trends. Comparing your home to another in the same neighborhood is a good start, but comparing it to homes on the same street or block is even better. Appraisers will typically pull a one mile radius from the subject property.
  2. Date of sale: It varies by location, but housing markets can see a ton of fluctuation in a short time period. It‘s best to use the most recent sales data available. Appraisers will typically pull sales within the last 30 days.
  3. Home build: Look for homes with similar architectural styles, numbers of bathrooms and bedrooms, square footage, and other basics.
  4. Features and upgrades: Remodeled bathrooms and kitchens can raise a home’s price, and so can less flashy upgrades like a new roof or HVAC system. Be sure to look for similar bells and whistles.
  5. Sale types: Homes that are sold as short sales or foreclosures are often in distress or sold at a lower price than they’d receive from a more typical sale. These homes are not as useful for comparisons.

 

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Thinking about selling? Learn how to price your home!

How to: Pricing your home to sell!

Brought to you by Lauren and Stefanie with LS Homes LLC at Realty ONE Group San Diego

2701 Loker Ave W, Suite 150

Carlsbad, CA 92010

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Posted on March 25, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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Short Sales vs. Foreclosures

Short Sale vs Foreclosure – How are they different?


It is extremely unfortunate when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments. It forces them to face the possibility of losing their home. Short sales and foreclosures do however provide them options for moving on financially. You may be asking yourself “How are they different?” Often times, people use the terms interchangeably. Sometimes we need to be reminded that short sales and foreclosures have varying timelines and financial impact on the homeowner.

Short Sales:

A short sale comes into play when a homeowner needs to sell their home but the home is worth less than the remaining balance that they owe. The lender can allow the homeowner to sell the home for less than the amount owed. This frees the homeowner from the financial predicament.

On the buyer side, short sales typically take three to four months to complete. Often times, the lender will have to assume the fees of the repairs and the closing costs.

Foreclosures:

On the other hand, a foreclosure occurs when a homeowner can no longer make payments on their home. The bank then begins the process of repossessing it. A foreclosure usually moves much faster than a short sale and is more financially damaging to the homeowner.

After foreclosure the bank can sell the home in a foreclosure auction. For buyers, foreclosures are sometimes riskier than short sales. Believe it or not, these homes are often bought sight unseen, with no inspection or warranty!

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Short Sale vs Foreclosure – How are they different?

Brought to you by Lauren and Stefanie with LS Homes LLC at Realty ONE Group San Diego

2701 Loker Ave W, Suite 150

Carlsbad, CA 92010

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Posted on March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Lauren Panek | Category: Real Estate & Market Trends