Tag: Martina Bobbett

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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Martina’s Corner: If you love what you do for a living, it’s not really work.

If you love what you do for a living, it’s not really work. How many times have you heard this saying? Real Estate has always been a work of love to me rather than a job. Close to 25 years of helping people attain their dreams brings me great joy. This year I feel has been the busiest year ever, with so many homes needing a make-over before we put them on the market. Having an owner place his or her complete trust in me to make the right decisions on repairs, improvements,...

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A golden outcome: Key home improvements in short time span yield multiple offers, happy seller

With only a 12-day window in which to complete our latest project, we had our work cut out for us. We had a pretty significant list of items that needed a little TLC. We refinished the hardwood floors, which date back to the home’s construction in 1956. We also installed new tile in the master bathroom. A fresh coat of paint is one of the best things you can do to immediately give new life to a room. We repainted the interior including the kitchen cabinets. We also made...

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A golden opportunity in Golden Hills: Can we stay under budget and on-schedule?

At Bobbett and Associates, we do all we can to help our clients see the highest return on their investments, and we do so by advising them on key improvements they can make upon listing their home that enable us to ask a higher asking price than we might otherwise be able to. Our latest renovation project is an exciting one. We were called by an out-of-area property owner who was looking to sell a very special house – a property in the Golden Hills neighborhood that’s been...

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