Happy Father's Day! It's great to be back after a week and good to see the market inventory moving.
New on the market this week is this fine home at 2901 Saint Cloud in San Bruno. This single-family home offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Located in the Monte Verde neighborhood, this spacious rancher features plenty of features and amenities for the first-time and move-up homebuyers.
The home is equipped with hardwood floors and dual-pane windows in the living and dining rooms.
Today's homebuyers will appreciate the open kitchen, the "outside in" wall of windows in the living and dining rooms, a very bright and sunny family room and a level backyard—great for family play and entertaining.
This Monte Verde home is in the South San Francisco Unified School District, close to freeways and schools. Offered at $579,000.
Question of the week
Q: Joe, we are putting are home on the market. What should we do prior to listing the property?
A: There are a number of inexpensive things sellers can do to make their home for attractive for potential homebuyers. Here are the top five:
- Have a pre-sale home inspection.
- Organize and clean.
- Get any and all repair estimates.
- Find and organize all warranties.
- Spruce up the curb appeal.
Home inspections prior to sale are becoming a norm. These help the buyers understand the home's value, and they help solidify the price upfront. A "sales cleaning" is a great way to get the home ready to show. Remember the old addage, "clean and old is better than new and dirty."
Curb appeal is very important. This is the first impression potential buyers get when they see your home. Stand outside your home and look. Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address visible? Are pretty flowers and plants framing the entrance?
Got a real estate question? Email me at JCapote@APR.com.
Joseph Capote is a Realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors. He also serves on the board of directors for the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at 650-375-1111 or on the Web at www.SanBrunoViews.com.