Tag: James Bobbett

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...

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Realtor Redux: Diamond in the rough in need of a shine

At Bobbett and Associates we advise homeowners on strategic improvements to increase their home’s listing price and net gains on the home sale. We make a home ‘move-in’ ready for new buyers, and over time, the new owners can make the big improvements, such as remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. Our latest project has good bones but has been heavily smoked in so will need a deep cleaning and some updates such as interior paint and the removal of exterior window...

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Realtor Redux: Our Spanish inspired-style home in Fullerton looks fresh again

At Bobbett and Associates, we make a home ‘move-in’ ready for new buyers. Over time, the new owners can make the big improvements, such as remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. We advise on strategic improvements to increase a home’s listing price and the net gain of the home owner. We return to our latest Realtor Redux project, a Spanish inspired style home built in 1926. The interior of the 3-bedroom / 1.75-bathroom home in the Golden Hills area of Fullerton...

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Redux Realtors: Can we revive a charming 3BR that dates to 1926?

We make a home ‘move-in’ ready for new buyers. Over time, the new owners can make the big improvements, such as remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. We advise on strategic improvements to increase a home’s listing price and the net gains of the home owner. Our latest Realtor Redux project is a charming Spanish inspired-style home that was built in 1926. Located on a hillside parcel in Fullerton, it has a tree house feel from inside the home and sits elevated...

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Redux Realtors: Speedy sale thanks to key improvements, despite tricky location

As a follow up to our last blog post about our latest “Redux” project, we wanted to share the outcome and results. Once vacant, we assisted our seller in completing approximately $15,000 of renovations and repairs to the home to improve how it would show. When the owner’s son handed us the keys, the home had dark green, dated carpeting, lots of custom drapes and popcorn ceilings. The carpet was entirely removed from the home, along with the dated drapes (of...

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What’s the story behind all the red chairs?

I had an idea last summer I said to James: “Going forward, let’s put two red chairs in the front yard of all our listings.” I had no deep and meaningful reason for doing this other than I thought they looked lovely against the trees and grass. As many of you will know, red is my all-time favorite color. To me, there is red, and then there are all those other colors. Nothing makes such a statement as a red front door, or a red car, or, wait for it, Jimmy Choo shoes with...

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Homeownership Rate Rises for First Time Since 2004: Wall Street Journal

The homeownership rate in the United States last year rose for the first time since 2004, according to a report we read in the Wall Street Journal. This is such exciting news, and we hope the trend continues. We’ve previously mentioned how real estate is a fabulous tool for building wealth. But the Recession, which didn’t officially start until the end of 2007, ground the market to a standstill and made it incredibly difficult for Americans to harness this tool. The markets...

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Redux Realtors: Don’t spend money needlessly; sometimes less is more

We look for ways to enhance our clients’ homes before putting them on the market. We make very strategic improvements that will bring the best results (aka, best price) for the least amount of investment on the part of our clients. Our motto is: We make a home ‘move-in’ ready for new buyers. Over time, the new owners can make the big improvements, such as remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. Our latest home project belongs to a 93-year-old woman moving...

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Fullerton, CA 92835
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