Don't skip over that home with ugly pictures! Yes, you heard me... just because the pictures might look less than desirable at first glance, that doesn't mean the home isn't worth a look. We have managed to get our buyer clients some incredible deals, just because the home wasn't marketed properly! We actually LOVE when we see this happen.. the home wasn't cleaned up before going on market and the pictures were horrible, yet the home had everything our clients wanted..and for less than comparable homes that were just marketed better. This happens all the time! So moral of the story, don't judge a book by its cover. If it's in the neighborhood you want, with all the right specs you want too, don't miss out - Go view it!
This advice falls in line with the buyer's advice listed above. Don't be THAT Seller! Don't leave money on the table because you are trying to save money upfront. When we sit down with our seller clients, we figure out what the home would sell for in its current, as-is condition compared to the price if we prepared the home properly. 90% of the time, it is always beneficial for the clients bottom line to prepare the home properly for the market. We carry out this process for our clients from start to finish; all the while our clients can meet with our interior designer, meet with our contractors and always able to make the final decision for all things done. This type of home preparation is one reason why our properties sell for an average of 4% more than our competition.
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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"I found Joseph through Yelp, and despite his excellent rating, I watched him for months with an eagle eye for signs that he was at the end of his rope with my demands or giving less than 100% towards my home search/negotiations/escrow. Well, his dedication never flagged, and he remained professional even when we (ok, just my husband) got grouchy.
Throughout, Joseph was honest about his knowledge of our targeted areas, never over-inflating his opinion, and his advice always came with the deference to our wishes (unless we were about to make a huge mistake!). He is familiar with some pretty diverse pockets of San Diego County, but really made it a point to understand our tastes and needs. He drove me to countless showings, always with an organized plan, and scoured the new listings for us though we did use his helpful on-line search site too. We were implementing a 1031 exchange, so he helped us with projected rental prices, and is following through with his offer to assist in finding renters and maintain the properties (he does some limited property management for his family's company).
I think one of Joseph's best qualities is that he loves what he does. Things that appear as huge roadblocks to the client are enticing challenges for him. Buying or selling, I feel confident in recommending Joseph Arendsen as a person on whom you can rely."