Real Estate Blog

We get asked quite a bit, what happens if your property does not appraise at value? We recently sold a home for a dear friend of ours in La Mesa and that is exactly what happened. Here's the story... This home is a unique property in the area for a couple reasons. First, it has been beautifully refinished to an updated mid-century modern style. Second, the location and size of lot were unique compared to homes in the area. We anticipated that we would need to draw as much attention to the property as possible and we may potentially have an issue with appraising at value due to the uniqueness of this property.

When looking at comparable properties, we knew we needed to be very strategic in our pricing. Our goal was to sell for around $660,000 and

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When it comes to marketing a luxury listing, it is not one size fits all! In order to provide the most exposure to find the right buyer, we hosted a casino night with over 100 brokers and sales associates in attendance. This custom estate did not disappoint, with views over Poway, indoor/outdoor entertaining, full bar, and plenty of space to enjoy poker tables, roulette, and craps. Here at the Seaman Team, marketing matters... and why not make it a little fun!

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One of our favorite events of the year is our annual Seaman Team Holiday party, when we celebrate everyone who has supported us in our business! This year we tried a new venue and it did not disappoint. We held the event at Veloce Motors The Vault off Miramar Road. It combines classic, exotic, and collectible car storage with a unique venue for events and meetings. The space allowed room for gourmet pizzas to be cooked in the fire oven, while grilling fresh tri-tip on the grill. All food was prepared and cooked on site by Gran Sol Catering and drinks were flowing at the bar.  Our raffle drawings included golf packages, Silver Oak wine packages, restaurant gift certificates, Mission Bay Sport Center gift certificates, and Seaman Team swag, to

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There are many wonderful attributes of living in San Diego: the weather, the beaches, the outdoor living, and nightlife (to name a few). This luxury estate affords the ability to embrace the allure of San Diego living. Just 1.5 miles from Maderas Golf Course, 1 miles to Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, 2 miles from Poway High School, 4 miles to i15, and 20 miles to Del Mar Beach. Appreciate San Diego living and then return to a home where you can enjoy privacy or open your doors for entertainment you won't forget!

Features:

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 4 Half Baths
8,167 Square Feet
5 Car Garage at the Main House
6 Car Garage on the property that can be converted to a horse barn
11.67 acres with low cost maintenance due to landscape being service by 2 wells

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Our mid-term election is just around the corner... November 6th to be exact! While this isn't a presidential election there are many new measures and positions up for election. We don't claim ourselves to be political experts by any means. However, there are several real estate related measures and propositions on the ballot, specifically Prop 5, Prop 10, and National City's Measure W. What does this all mean and how can you make sense of it?

Brad recently went on AM 760 to break it all down for us. Check it out!

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Key Points & Time Markers:

  • 10:06 Prop 10 property rights and rent control: Prop 10 pertains to the Costa Hawkins act. It's been in place since 1995 to restrict rent control and restrict vacancy
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Should I stage my home? We get this question asked quite frequently and our answer is, it depends! We believe that creating the best first impression will sell your home faster and for more money.  So whether that involves professional staging, renovations, or a quick decluttering, we are here to help. Here at the Seaman Team, we want you to be proud of your home when it hits the market. We will provide an in home consultation, professional photography for every listing, and a custom tailored plan to meet your needs.

Check out some of our before and after photos:

     

     

     

     

     

 

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It may feel overwhelming to prepare your home for sale. As we say over here, you only get one chance for first impressions. Don't let this process overwhelm you... instead get excited thinking about how your hard work will pay off! We strive to put more dollars in our clients' hands and spend time preparing all our listings before they hit the market. Whether it's fresh paint, a quick clean up, and/or staging, we are here to make the proper recommendations to improve your bottom line.

Here's a checklist you may refer to if you're thinking about selling your home.  We would also love the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss the best course of action. When you work with us, you are not alone! We help you from start to finish and we have

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You get one chance for First Impressions. How you prepare your home for sale makes an impact to your bottom line. Here at The Seaman Team, we take time and value into consideration when advising our clients. Each property is unique with it's own set of needs. 

        

We recently sold a property on Windcrest Lane that is situated on the closed Carmel Mountain Ranch golf course. You may think... "They must have had to drop their value to sell with that eyesore from their backyard." ... NOT TRUE! We sold the home for $46,000 ABOVE the competing agent's recommendation. 

Here were a few simple updates that were made to the home:

  • window washing and replaced a few windows with broken seals
  • installed new door handles
  • painted the interior
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As of July 8th of this year, the Carmel Mountain Golf Course has closed.  There has been fencing put up all around the course, the water has been shut off and all maintenance has halted, which has become a real eyesore for the community.  We are reaching out to those residents who are living on and around the course to provide guidance on what is happening with the real estate market in the area.  We have the first single family home that has closed escrow on the course since the announcement of the closure in July and have actual experience in what the market is doing on the course.  There are approximately 670 homes that are situated directly on the course and we would love to help those who have questions or concerns.  

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We absolutely LOVE working with great clients and beautiful properties.  This one was so much fun to document the upbeat lifestyle of Encinitas and the Lofts at Moonlight Beach.  From the first moments of this film, you can feel the excitement of living just steps from Moonlight Beach and walking distance to downtown Encinitas.

 

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