Don't believe the hype around buying a fixer! Due to San Diego's high demand for homes, our fixer-upper properties are not selling for that much less than the move-in ready homes. Most of the time, it is actually more affordable to buy a home already remodeled, rather than putting up the capital yourself after purchase. Also, it's going to be easier for most San Diegans to increase your loan by $50K to buy that move-in ready home, versus a fixer and $70K+ paid out of pocket in order to do a similar remodel.
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Hire a designer, not a stager! While staging usually does pay for itself and typically helps homes sell much faster, the typical seller in today's market is still living in the home they wish to sell and it's a designer they need, not a stager. We like to hire our interior designer to go through the home and create a list of things that should to be changed, all while using the clients furniture already in home to 'stage'. This saves our clients money while still getting top dollar for their homes!
Having been raised in San Diego, Joseph has a great wealth of knowledge of each community San Diego has to offer. Combined with being extremely hard working, having a great attention to detail, and having the ability to listen Josephs clients receive an elite level of service.
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"My husband and I highly recommend Joseph, he is honest, and straight forward. He won't let you move into a place that is in a bad location. So thankful for that. He isn't just some realtor trying to get a sale. He honestly cares about where his clients are going to live and for that we are so grateful.
We just bought a condominium in Vista, and we absolutely love it. It's in the exact location that we had wanted from the beginning. Joseph is always working hard to make sure you get exactly what you want. When we made an offer on the condo, we were not sure what was going to happen. (We had made an offer on two other houses before this one and both turned down or got better offers.) Well they excepted and we couldn't have been more thrilled. Joseph was in constant contact to make sure that everything was going smoothly and that we were doing everything we needed to do. His assistant Tracey was extremely helpful as well. Answered my calls late at night because I had a question. The process went so smoothly, I kept thinking we had to do something else. We closed less then a month later and were just in awe at how well it went. We will recommend Joseph to everyone who is interested in buying.
Thank you so very much for all your help Joseph Arendsen & group."