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Preparing your Albuquerque Home to Sell!

by Sandi Pressley

It's a phenomenal time to sell your Albuquerque home!  If you've decided to sell, make sure you've prepared your home for the market before advertising. You get one shot at making a great first impression and introducing your home to the make it count!

Many home buyers today want to move-in their new home as quickly as possible. Making sure you've crossed all the 'T's and dotted all the 'I's will insure your home sells quickly and for top dollar.

Here are 6 great tips to get your home prepared:

1. Get a Home Inspection.  Why you ask? By being proactive and ordering your Home Inspection upfront, you'll be notified of any potential troubles that could make your potential buyers balk. You'll still need to disclose what the home inspection finds, but you'll have time to make repairs. 

2. Gather all your Warranties for items staying in the home. This gives your potential home buyers confidence in you and your home. Warranties should include any appliances, etc that will be part of your home sale.

3. Make all Minor Repairs! It's critical to walk through your home with an eye for detail. Each room should be evaluated for any minor fixes; including patching of holes or cracks, painting, floor replacement, windows, closets, outlets and more. Once you've identified all repairs to be made in each room, make the ones you can...and be ready to negotiate the others.

4. Clear out Clutter. You've probably heard this a dozen times or more, but it bears repeating. A cluttered home shows poorly and commands a lower selling point. 

5. Sparkle and Shine. Make sure you do a 'white glove' cleaning of every aspect of your home!  Remove all signs of pets, including deodorizing your home. 

6. Stage your Home to Sell! If you haven't thought of Home Staging, you may want to consider this service. Home Stagers are experts at presenting your home's best assets and hiding those that are not. They also create the best light and flow to showcase your home. 

For more Home Selling Tips, visit our website or give us a call for a personal evaluation.



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What Does Thanksgiving Mean to You?

by Sandi Pressley

This Thursday, November 24th, people around the country are going to be gathering with family and friends around the table to enjoy their Thanksgiving Day feast.

Leading up to the big day, our thoughts are consumed with meal preparations, cleaning the home, watching parades, cheering for our favorite football team, or scoping out the deals for Black Friday. While all of these things have become part of the holiday tradition over time, it is important to reflect on why we celebrate Thanksgiving and what the holiday means to you.



The Pilgrims celebrated the very first Thanksgiving as a way to give thanks for the opportunities they had starting a new life in the American colonies. The holiday is now the one day that we set aside every year to give thanks for all the wonderful people, things, and opportunities we each have. What are you most thankful for this year? This Thanksgiving set aside some time to reflect on your blessings this year. Spend the day focusing on those you love most as you are gathered together around your delicious meal.


In this fast paced world, it is easy to forget that taking time to reflect is important. This Thanksgiving remember why we celebrate and why it is truly one of the most beloved American holidays. Beyond this Thursday, let’s make thankfulness a part of all our days and be always grateful for our loved ones, our homes, and the many other amazing aspects of our lives.


The Sandi Pressley Team wants to Thank all of our clients for the opportunity to partner with you on all your Real Estate needs and the trust you have placed in us year after year.


We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!



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Which Schools made the Best of Albuquerque List?

by Sandi Pressley

Part of determining where you will search for your new home depends upon the education being offered.  Albuquerque, NM is blessed to have top rated schools for your choosing.

Did you know that your homes school district also influences the value of your home?  Homes is great school districts value up to 70% more, than others!  Ninety-one percent of Home Buyers said school boundaries were important in their search, and 20% of those buyers said they would pay 6-10% more for a home in their desirable school zone!

If you're looking for a new home in Albuquerque, or are relocating to our fabulous area, take a look at these Top 5 Schools:

Desert Willow Family School 
3303 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Homes for Sale in Desert Willow School district

College and Career High School 

525 Buena Vista Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Homes for Sale in Albuquerque NM

Early College Academy I 
807 Mountain Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Homes for Sale in this District

North Star Elementary 
9301 Ventura NE
Albuquerque, NM 87122

North Star Elementary Homes for Sale

Hubert H Humphrey Elementary 
9801 Academy Hills Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Hubert H. Humphrey Elementary Homes for Sale

While Albuquerque has many more schools that are Top Ranked, these 5 have ranked for their Reading, Math and Science scores. Learn more about all the Albuquerque Schools by visiting our Home Buying Resources/Albuquerque Schools page.

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Happy Veterans Day!

by Sandi Pressley

Thank you to all the men and women who have served this country;  past and present.


It's Election Day! Where can you find your Polling Locations?

by Sandi Pressley

It's finally here after a long campaign season....Election Day 2016!

If you're new to the Albuquerque area, you may not know where your polling location is located. Have no fear, we have a complete list of locations determined by your physical address. Bernalillo County has 69 voting locations for its residents. 

What do you need to place your vote? 

You need to be a registered voter in Bernalillo County by Oct. 11, 2016.

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Eighteen years old or older at the time of the next election
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • A convicted felon who has satisfied all the terms and conditions of sentencing. A certificate of completion must be provided.
Can I review the candidates and their platforms?  Yes! Bernalillo County has a page within their county website that reviews all local and federal candidates. For more information follow this link:  Candidate Information.
Is it possible to see a sample ballot before going to the polling locations?  Yes! Just follow this link for a sample ballot from your voter precinct:  Sample Ballots
What if I require Native American or Spanish language assistance?  Assistance is provided in several languages, follow this link for specific information: Language Assistance
How do I find my precincts Voting Location?  For a complete list of polling locations, based on your voting precinct, just click HERE
Get all the Election Results HERE too! Primary Election Results


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