Category Archives: Selling a House

Should I Respond To A Low Offer On My Campbell CA Home?

Should I Respond To A Low Offer On My Campbell CA Home?
 
If the offer is the only one you have received on your house in Campbell CA, you should definitely respond to the low offer with a counter offer.  Your real estate agent can help you with the amount to counter at.  Some buyers like to test the seller to see how low they will go.  It does not hurt to counter the buyer back with a reasonable price.  If the buyer is stuck on his original low offer, then you can just move on and wait for a more reasonable buyer.

If the buyer counters with a price somewhere between his/her original offer and your counter offer, you could counter again if your real estate agent recommends it.

If you do nothing and do not respond to the original offer, you may never know whether or not the buyer was willing to go up in price and meet you part or half way.  The key is to keep the negotiations going until you reach an agreement or until the deal is dead.  The goal is to sell your Campbell CA house, right?

Trang Beuschlein specializes in San Jose and Campbell CA Real Estate sales but also services the rest of Santa Clara County, including Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.  Trang will be that Campbell CA Realtor who will look out for your best interests, provide you with first-class service, and negotiate the best deal for your home.  If you are interested in a list of homes for sale in Campbell CA or a list of homes for sale in any other community in Santa Clara County, please contact Trang at (408) 410-5628 or at  She would be happy to help you with any of your real estate needs!

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Should I Get Inspections When Selling A Home in Campbell CA?

Should I Get Inspections When Selling A Home in Campbell CA?Before you put your Campbell CA house on the market, you should get inspections done.  

WHY?  

Getting inspections before you put your house on the market will provide you with a better estimate of what you will net from the sale of your home in Campbell CA.  When a buyer gets inspections and discovers there are major repairs needed (i.e., new roof or new plumbing), they will ask for seller concessions which means you will net less than what you originally estimated.

When you complete inspections prior to putting your Campbell CA house on the market, you can decide if you want to:

  1. Complete the needed repairs in order to price your home at market value.
  2. Not complete the repairs and adjust your list price accordingly in order to get your home sold.
I would personally go for option #1 because some buyers will overestimate the cost of repairs and want an even deeper discount than is warranted.
Let me help you sell your home in Campbell CA or in any surrounding community, including San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, or Sunnyvale.  I will look out for your best interests and provide you with first-class service.  Please call (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail to Trang Beuschlein specializes in selling San Jose and Campbell CA Real Estate but also sells real estate in the rest of Santa Clara County.  When you need a Campbell CA Realtor who can sell your home for top dollars in the least amount of time and who can negotiate the best deal for your replacement home, you can count on Trang Beuschlein.  You can also contact Trang if you are interested in a list of homes for sale in Campbell CA or a list of homes for sale in any other community in Santa Clara County


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What Should I Expect When Listing My Campbell CA House For Sale?

What Should I Expect When Listing My Campbell CA House For Sale?

When hiring an agent to help sell your home, your listing agent should, at a minimum, provide the following services/commitment to you:

  • Honesty and integrity in all dealings with you
  • Commitment to look out for your best interests
  • A comprehensive marketing plan to maximize traffic and get you toplisting Campbell CA house for sale dollars
  • Advice on how to “stage” and prepare your home for sale
  • Timely response to all requests or inquiries from you and buyers’ agents
  • Regular updates on the status of your home sale and the market, including feedback from other agents, new competition that comes on the market, and competition that recently sold or changed to sale pending
  • Treat you like you are his/her only client

Again, this is not an all-inclusive list but a starting point of what your listing agent should be doing for you when you are listing your Campbell CA house for sale.

If you are looking for that listing agent that can provide you with those services and more, please call (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail to

Trang Beuschlein specializes in selling West San Jose and Campbell CA Real Estate but also sells real estate in the rest of Santa Clara County, including but not limited to Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, the rest of San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.  When you need a Campbell CA Realtor who can sell your home for top dollars in the least amount of time and who can negotiate the best deal for your replacement home, you can count on Trang Beuschlein.  You can also contact Trang if you are interested in a list of Campbell CA Homes for Sale or a list of homes for sale in any other community in Santa Clara County


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Do’s and Don’ts When Selling a Single Family Home in Campbell CA:

Do’s and Don’ts When Selling a Single Family Home in Campbell CA:

There are certain things that should and should not be done when selling a single family home in Campbell CA.  Here are some tips for selling a single family home for the highest price and to keep you safe.

DO’s:

  • Do keep all your valuables locked up or have a trusted family member or friend keep them for you selling a single family homewhile the house is on the market.  This includes any electronics, especially those that can easily be put in a pocket or purse.
  • Do keep your curtains and blinds open during the day to bring the light in.
  • Do keep clutter in the house to a minimum.
  • Do clear your countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms.

DON’Ts:

  • For your safety, don’t let anyone inside your house without their Realtor.  Also, if you request an appointment be made, don’t let the real estate agent and his/her client inside your house without an appointment.
  • Don’t post anything on Facebook or any social media site regarding your home selling status or process.  Some of the things you post could hurt your negotiating power should a buyer’s agent, buyer or their friends see your post.
  • Don’t divulge any information that would hurt your negotiating position to a buyer’s agent or buyer.  Better yet, try not to talk too much to the other party.  Instead, politely ask the other party to speak to your real estate agent for the information.

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As your listing agent, I will provide you with a more comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts, including staging tips when selling your single family home in Campbell, CA.  

If you are looking for a real estate agent who can help you get the best price when you sell your single family home in Campbell CA, please call me at (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail toselling a single family home Campbell CA Realtor who has been helping homeowners sell Campbell CA Real Estate for years.  I am committed to offering first-class service to all my clients.

I also offer first-class service to buyers looking for a single family home in Campbell, CA or any community in Santa Clara County.  Please also contact me if you need a list of Campbell CA Homes for Sale, or any list of single family homes for sale in any community in Santa Clara County.

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Can I Sell A Campbell CA Home If I Live Out Of The Area?

Can I Sell A Campbell CA Home If I Live Out Of The Area?

The answer is “yes,” but make sure you hire the right real estate agent.  Having the right agent to list your Campbell CA home when you live out of the area can make it less stressful for you and net you the most money.

Since you cannot easily check on your home in Campbell CA while it’s on the market, it is a good idea to hire a real estate agent that is local to the area, preferably someone who works and/or lives in Campbell CA. This way, the agent has easy access to your Campbell CA property and can easily check on it on a regular basis.  If you hire someone that is out of the area, do you think they will drive out of their way on a regular basis to check on your property?

  Can I sell a home if I live out of the area?

Hire someone that is savvy with the latest technology.  Think about this:  Do you want someone that only usesCan I sell a home if I live out of the area? faxes to send you paperwork to sign?  Or do you want someone that has access to an electronic signature service that can email the documents to you to read and sign all from your computer, tablet pc, or smartphone, thereby eliminating the printing and back and forth faxing of forms?

In addition, tech savvy agents also know how to effectively market your home on the internet to potential buyers.  According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, buyers use a variety of resources to search for a home, with 89% using the internet.  When buyers were asked where they first learned about the home purchased, 38% of buyers said the internet.  Wouldn’t you like your home in Campbell CA to be accessible to these buyers?

Trang Beuschlein works and lives in Campbell, CA and has been helping those selling Campbell CA Real Estate for years, providing first-class service.  When you need a full-time, experienced Campbell CA Realtor who can sell your home in Campbell CA for top dollars in the least amount of time and who uses and has access to the latest technology in order to effectively market your home in Campbell CA, you can count on Trang Beuschlein.  To contact Trang, please call (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail to Can I sell a home if I live out of the area?
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Should I Accept the Highest Price Offer on My Campbell CA Home?

Should I Accept the Highest Price Offer on My Campbell CA Home?

When reviewing offers on your Campbell CA home, the highest price offer is not always the “best” offer.  Some other things to consider include, but is not limited to the following:

  • What are your net proceeds after deducting any closing cost credits requested by the buyer?  For example, if you get one offer for $700,00 but need to pay $5,000 in buyer closing costs you only net $695,000 compared to another offer for $697,000 with no closing cost credit to the buyer.
  • How much is the buyer’s deposit?
  • How long is the escrow period and will it work with your schedule?
  • Are there any contingencies?
  • If there are contingencies, how long is the contingency period?
  • Is it an all cash offer?
  • If it is not an all cash offer, how much is the buyer’s down payment?
  • Is the buyer pre-qualified for a loan?
  • Does the buyer have a strong FICO score?
  • Will the buyer and/or buyer’s agent be professional and easy to work with?

Your Campbell CA real estate agent can help walk you through each offer to determine the “best” offer to accept. 

If you are looking for a Campbell CA real estate agent who can help you get the best price when you sell your Campbell CA home, please call me at (408) 410-5628 or send an e-mail toCampbell CA home  I am a full-time Campbell CA Realtor who has been helping homeowners sell Campbell CA Real Estate for years.  I am committed to offering first-class service to all my clients.

I also offer first-class service to buyers looking for a home in Campbell, CA or any community in Santa Clara County.  Please also contact me if you need a list of Campbell CA Homes for Sale, or any list of homes for sale in any community in Santa Clara County.

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How Do I Find a Good Contractor for my Campbell Home?

Finding a good contractor can make your home-improvement project for your Campbell Home successful and less stressful.

Here are some tips to help you find a good contractor:

  • GET RECOMMENDATIONS and REFERENCES.  Aks your friends, family and co-workers who have had similar work done in the past.
  • GET AT LEAST 2-3 WRITTEN ESTIMATES.
  • MAKE SURE THE CONTRACTOR IS LICENSED.  Here is the link to confirm the contractor for your Campbell Home is licensed:  https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx
  • CHECK YOUR LOCAL BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU for complaint records.  Here is the link to the the local BBB: http://sanjose.bbb.org/Home.aspx
  • MAKE SURE THE CONTRACTOR IS INSURED.  He should have personal liability, property damage and worker’s compensation insurance for workers and subcontractors.  It would not hurt to also check with your insurance company to find out if you are covered for any injury or damage that could occur.
  • DON’T MAKE A FINAL PAYMENT OR SIGN A FINAL RELEASE UNTIL YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH THE WORK and know that the subcontractors and suppliers have been paid.

Trang Beuschlein has been helping those buying or selling Campbell Real Estate  for years with exceptional service.  When you need an experienced Campbell Realtor, you can count on Trang to help you sell or buy your Campbell Home.  Please contact a Campbell Realtor that will get you the best price when selling or buying a home and who will look out for your best interests.

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