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Will the Realtor Redux method prevail? The outcome

Will the Realtor Redux method prevail? The outcome

We’re back at our Fullerton condo, now with unobstructed majestic mountain and golf course views. The unit is bright and modern, coated in fresh interior paint with carpets cleaned.

This condo had languished on the market, as not one but TWO other agents lacked the right touch to move this property. Initially a lack of home staging held homebuyers back from seeing its potential.

When that didn’t work, the second agent staged with the homeowner’s existing furnishings and furniture, which made it difficult for homebuyers to see the space as a modern, move-in ready condo.

But was is it really a matter or proper staging and marketing that was scarring away potential buyers, or was it the higher-than-average $600 monthly HOA payment and the looming condo assessment?

This time we truly put the Realtor Redux method to the test, so did it prevail?

We are THRILLED to say we sold the condo within three weeks of it going on the market to a lovely buyer who was ready to downsize. We worked with the buyer's agent... on behalf of our seller to negotiate a price all parties could agree upon – without any credits or concessions for the assessment.

Our seller was happy to move on from the condo. The buyer was happy to enjoy the beautiful views and fresh finishes. The Realtor Redux method prevailed.

Will the Realtor Redux method prevail?

Will the Realtor Redux method prevail?

At Bobbett and Associates, we specialize in helping homeowners sell their properties faster and for higher prices by making strategic property improvements prior to listing on the market.

This time we will be putting our Realtor Redux method to the test as we look to improve a Fullerton condo, which two agents before us failed to sell.

We will be working with the daughter of the aging homeowner, who told us the first agent tried to show the home with zero staging, while the second agent staged the home but made no improvements and used the homeowner’s furnishings.

Another hurdle will be overcoming the higher-than-average HOA fee of $600 plus a looming condo assessment, but we believe the right buyer will fall in love once we’ve modernized the unit with a few key improvements.

This condo is well maintained but dated in its finishes and furnishings. It boasts amazing views of the golf course below and the majestic mountains in the distance.

Presently this amazing view is obscured by bulky window coverings and old, bubbled and faded window tint. We will have our window tint specialist get to work on removing the film, plus we will repaint the interior and give the carpets a nice, deep cleaning.

Once the canvas is cleaned up, Martina will get to working her home staging magic, using hand-selected pieces from her personal collection.

Will Realtor Redux touch be enough to quickly attract a buyer, or will this condo languish on the market? Check back soon to find out!

Realtor Redux: Mid-century Home Modern Again

Realtor Redux: Mid-century Home Modern Again

We’re back at our mid-century home in Fullerton and putting the final touches on some modern updates we think will help this house fetch the best price once we go to market.

After the tenants vacated, we went to work on the front of the house. We gave the interior walls a coat of fresh paint and painted the red brick fireplace white, we removed drop florescent lighting in the kitchen and installed recessed lighting, and we removed all window coverings and a host of other fixtures and fittings. We also installed new carpet in the three bedrooms.

The property’s exterior was repainted after extensive wood repairs. We refreshed the landscaping using a mid-century design theme. We also installed a super cool new, retro front door.

All told we came in right on our budget of $15,000. We plan to list for $849,800.

Realtor Redux: Charming Mid-century Home in Need of Modern Touches

Realtor Redux: Charming Mid-century Home in Need of Modern Touches

At Bobbett and Associates, we’re dedicated to helping homeowners make strategic investments in their properties so they can make the most from their home sales.

Our latest Redux project was a long-time rental property with a long Fullerton ownership history.

This home is unique in the sense that there’s a permitted Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) attached to the rear of the main home with its own two-car garage.

On our first walk-through, we immediately spotted some gorgeous mid-century design elements. The property had been poorly maintained, though, and needs various improvements.

On the exterior, the paint is in poor condition and there’s extensive wood repairs that we need to make. Inside we saw outdated florescent lighting in the kitchen, while the outdated window coverings make the home feel cramped and dark.

We’re working with a budget of $15,000 and have a lot of work to do. Check back in with us in a few weeks to see how it turns out!

Realtor Redux: Our diamond shines bright; light and welcoming

Realtor Redux: Our diamond shines bright; light and welcoming

We’re checking in again to see how our diamond in the rough cleaned up. This home has had the same owner since 1955 and was heavily smoked in. Years of wear and tear meant the home needed a deep cleaning and a few choice improvements.

We had a total budget of $5,500 to work with and immediately got to work by removing exterior window awnings, power washing the exterior and repainting porch railing and the front door.

Inside, we took up dark red carpeting to expose the original hardwood floors. While we didn’t have the budget to refinish them, the carpets had protected them, and they appeared in sound condition. We also coated the interior walls with fresh paint and performed a thorough cleaning of the windows.

The entire redux process took 10 days, and we managed to stay within our budget. In the end, we sold the home for $115,000 more than the trustee was about to sell the home to a neighbor for.

We listed the home and procured 11 offers in 5 days on the market. The home sold for $11,000 over asking price, and the buyer purchased it entirely as-is for $540,500. For a $5,500 initial investment this seller got a return of over $100,000 net.


Company License #01272441

Company License #01272441

DRE #01189723 (Martina Bobbett)
DRE #01272441 (James Bobbett)