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Here's Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

by Sandi Pressley

In today’s Market in Albuquerque, some homeowners might be thinking about selling their home on their own.  This is known as For Sale by Owner (FSBO).  But there are a number of reasons why this may not be the best idea is you’re planning on selling your home in Albuquerque.

Here are 4 reasons why:

Buyer Exposure

It’s a fact that 94% of buyers search online for a home.  That’s compared to only 17% looking at the newspaper ads. Most real estate agents in Albuquerque have a marketing strategy that involves online marketing. Do you?

The Internet Gets Results

51% of home buyers find their home on the internet.  34% found it from a real estate agent.  A mere 9% found it from a yard sign.  Just putting up a sign in the front yard doesn’t work anymore.  A strong internet marketing strategy is essential.

Too Many People to Deal With

Most FSBO home sellers don’t realize at first all the people they have to deal with.  You have the buyer, the buyer’s agent, the buyer’s attorney, home inspectors, and appraisers. That can be overwhelming if you don’t have experience in selling a home.

FSBOs Have Become More Difficult

There’s far more paperwork involved in buying and selling a home than there used to be.  That’s why the percentage of people selling by FSBO has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 20 or so years.

So before you take on the challenge of selling your home by yourself, give us a call and let us help you decide if an experienced Albuquerque real estate agent can help you sell your home.

HOT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

4 Cinco Circle, Placitas, NM 87043  $399,000

 

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms/ 2740 Square Feet

Gorgeous single story custom home on private 2 acre sanctuary.

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Find Your New Home in Placitas

by Sandi Pressley

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Albuquerque area and are looking for a community that’s both far from everything and close to everything, then Placitas is the place!  People are drawn to Placitas for many reasons. The weather, the tranquility, the hiking – there’s something here for everyone.

Buying a home in Placitas means you’ll be close to both Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, as well as only 50 miles from Santa Fe.  That’s what makes this such a great bedroom community. You can have the best of both worlds here.

Living in Placitas put’s you within arm’s reach of great food and shopping.  There are a number of great restaurants locally, as well as a much larger selection of places to dine and shop in Albuquerque.

What really draws people to live in Placitas is the stunning landscape and outdoor activities due to being located at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, along with biking trails closer to town.

For more reasons to move to Placitas and to search for homes for sale, visit our Placitas Real Estate and Information page.

Here’s a preview of some of the great homes you’ll find for sale. 

If you’re lookingHot  to buy a home in the Albuquerque area and are looking for a community that’s both far from everything and close to everything, then Placitas is the place!  People are drawn to Placitas for many reasons. The weather, the tranquility, the hiking – there’s something here for everyone.

Buying a home in Placitas means you’ll be close to both Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, as well as only 50 miles from Santa Fe.  That’s what makes this such a great bedroom community. You can have the best of both worlds here.

Living in Placitas put’s you within arm’s reach of great food and shopping.  There are a number of great restaurants locally, as well as a much larger selection of places to dine and shop in Albuquerque.

What really draws people to live in Placitas is the stunning landscape and outdoor activities due to being located at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, along with biking trails closer to town.

For more reasons to move to Placitas and to search for homes for sale, visit our Placitas Real Estate and Information page.

Here’s a preview of some of the great homes you’ll find for sale.

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Albuquerque area and are looking for a community that’s both far from everything and close to everything, then Placitas is the place!  People are drawn to Placitas for many reasons. The weather, the tranquility, the hiking – there’s something here for everyone.

Buying a home in Placitas means you’ll be close to both Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, as well as only 50 miles from Santa Fe.  That’s what makes this such a great bedroom community. You can have the best of both worlds here.

Living in Placitas put’s you within arm’s reach of great food and shopping.  There are a number of great restaurants locally, as well as a much larger selection of places to dine and shop in Albuquerque.

What really draws people to live in Placitas is the stunning landscape and outdoor activities due to being located at the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, along with biking trails closer to town.

For more reasons to move to Placitas and to search for homes for sale, visit our Placitas Real Estate and Information page.

Here’s a preview of some of the great homes you’ll find for sale. 

HOT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

15 Calle Cobre, Placitas, NM 87043  $498,000

 

5 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms/ 3200 Square Feet

Exquisite Placitas property nestled on 2.25 AC w/stunning views.

Learn more by contacting the Sandi Pressley Team

 

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5 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Activities around Albuquerque!

by Sandi Pressley

It's the holiday gift buying season and the Albuquerque area has a vast array of gift ideas for fantastic area attractions and venues!  Consider replacing a traditional gift with one of these amazing spots for a great family experience.  All 5 have been included in the 25 Best Things to do in Albuquerque, by VacationIdea.com!

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway

Located on the Eastern edge of Albuquerque, in the foothills of Sandia, is North America’s longest Aerial Tram!  Experience breathtaking views riding high above the terrain. Learn more at http://www.sandiapeak.com/.

Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Visit this extraordinary museum where high-flying adventure waits! Learn about Balloon flight, the founders of the museum and the incredible history of balloon flying. Find more information at their website: http://www.balloonmuseum.com/

Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Give your family the joy and education of Albuquerque’s spectacular Museum of Art and History! Founded in 1967, the museum offers a culture rich heritage; local, regional and national themes throughout, as well as live performances, workshops and more. Learn more about the complete offerings at their site:  http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum

Explora in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bring science into the spotlight at this family-friendly center in Old Town! Featuring over 250 phenomenal hands-on exhibits and displays- including presentations for further explanation.  E exhibits include such fascinating topics as a High-Wire Bike, Experiment Bar- comes complete with white lab coats and a great arts and craft area, theater and gift store. Explore the fabulous Explora here: http://www.explora.us/en/

ABQ Trolley Co.

Visit the most exciting sites in Albuquerque about ABQ Trolley!  Sightseeing tours and historical fact gathering merges with a beautiful, custom made, open air Trolley.  Fun for every age!  Learn more at: http://www.abqtrolley.com/

Learn more about Albuquerque & Things to Do by visiting our website!

 

HOT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK!

901 Adobe Road NW, Albuquerque, NM  $495,000

 

4 Bedrooms/ 2.1 Bathrooms/ 2700 Square Feet

STUNNING Adobe Hartenberger Custom Home with Beautiful Mountain Views and Nestled on a .68 lot!

Learn more by contacting the Sandi Pressley Team

 

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Stage your Home to SELL during the Holidays!

by Sandi Pressley

Are you selling your Albuquerque home this holiday season?

If so, make the most of the holiday spirit...but don't overdo it!  Here are 7 Tips for Staging your Home for successful Holiday sales:

Clean & De-Clutter. Holiday decorating can be fun and a delightful way to showcase your home. However, it is very important to clear your home of other decorating and clutter before beginning.

Complement your Color Palette. Before hanging those Christmas decorations and tinsel, make sure you are complementing the color palette of your home. Nostalgic decorations are always a must, but if they clash with the color in each or your rooms, you'll do yourself a disservice by decorating at all. 

A Charming Cozy Vibe is a great Seller!  Creating the right vibe for your holiday home is very important. Use local artifacts to create a cozy vibe that is also charming. Keep in mind the overall decorating of your home and keep consistent.

Go Easy on the Christmas Lights! Stay away from a Clark Griswold looking home...meaning No inflatable snowman and Christmas Lights that complement your home. Many home sellers make the mistake of putting up so many lights and other Christmas outdoor decorations that it makes their home look like something out of the movie! Instead, choose a solid color, simple strand of lighting that plays up your home's architectural style.

Be mindful of your Christmas Tree. Historically, Christmas Trees have always made a home full of holiday spirit, while creating a warm vibe. However, allowing your tree to drop needles all over the floor...or forgetting to water it so it looks like it's going to fall over, will create the opposite affect you're trying to create.

Keep Neutrality throughout. It's important to decorate in a way to attract all types of buyers. This may mean keeping the large, yard Navitity Scene in storage til next year. No matter what someone's religious preferences are, they aren't going to be offended by a Nutcracker.

For more Home Selling Tips visit our website or give the Sandi Pressley Team a call for a personal consultation!

Reference: HGtV.com  Photo Credit: Brian Patrick Flynn Story By:  Kara Wahlgren

 

FEATURED 'HOT PROPERTY' OF THE WEEK!

6412 Baker Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico  $275,000!

 

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths/ 2,415 Square Feet

This home is a Slice of Paradise in NE Heights showcasing spacious & functional floorplan w/2 living areas offering a stunning floor to ceiling stone fireplace creating a tranquil ambiance.  Learn more about this stunning home by calling the Sandi Pressley Team!

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