Marin Real Estate Blog

 

The joy of being a realtor is when your experience, knowledge of the market and relationships enables you to be a matchmaker for a unique property in search of a very specific buyer.  That's what happened with 17 Redwood Road in Fairfax.

Sweeping views of Ross Valley compliment this magical and private 2 bedroom/1 bath hillside retreat in Fairfax.  What started out as a summer cottage in 1922 evolved over the years adding a little bit of serendipity and quirkiness with each owner.  When my client, the seller, called to say she had taken a new job and wanted to sell, I had just started working with the perfect buyers in search of a peaceful and private lifestyle in the Fairfax hills. They were invited to the Redwood Road Annual Block party before

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I had the pleasure of working with a fellow Marin Modern colleague who had the buyer for my listing at 8 Ace Court.  Located in desirable Canon Village, this light and bright 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome backs to open space.  It feels like a peaceful retreat and the best of all worlds. Surrounded by open space with biking and hiking all around, it is minutes from vibrant downtown Fairfax where live music can be enjoyed most evenings, great restaurants, the Fairfax Movie Theater, organic ice cream at The Scoop and much, much more.  Public transportation stops in front of Canon Village for an easy commute East to 101 or to West Marin.

My Marin Modern colleague had the perfect buyer who fell in love with this townhome and the Canon Village

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FREE Classic Car Show and live music: Sept. 16th Marinwood Park

WHAT: The Lion’s Club’s 5th annual classic car show, BBQ and Miracle Mule music.

WHEN: Saturday (9/16/17) 11-3 pm.

WHERE: Marinwood Park. 575 Miller Creek Road San Rafael CA 94903.

Enjoy BBQ, live music and over 100 classic cars. You get a chance to the talk to the owners and get in close to of some fantastic cars. It is fun for the whole family!

Marinwood Park and Community center hosts many events throughout the year. I hope to see you at one of them.

Feel free to contact me for all you Marin real estate needs.

Hilary Davis, REALTOR 415-235-3133 Hilary@MarinModern.com

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3 Reason Staging Your Home Pays off 

  1. A staged home looks better in pictures
  2. Homes that are staged typically list for a higher price and sell for a higher price
  3. Potential buyers will stay longer during a showing

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  1.      A staged home looks better in pictures

The old saying, “One picture is worth a thousand words” might have been coined for a staged home. Multiply that 1,000 words by the number of pictures your agent is going to post online for your listing. That is a powerful pictorial message and a strong story presented online. Literally 1000’s of words conveyed by the pictures attached to your homes listing.

Why are good pictures so important?

Not everyone can fill up a space in their mind or imagine furniture

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84 Madrone Unit 19 San Anselmo CA 94960: SOLD!

Talk about a quick turnaround, within 30 days of 1st meeting the sellers, I staged, professionally photographed, blitzed the market, received multiple offers and closed the sale of unit 19 at 84 Madrone Ave. This 1 bedroom 1 bath was located on the ground level and had a private creekside patio. Being only a block from downtown San Anselmo and in a well-kept complex, this listing brought in a lot of buyers. In the end, we had 3 offers and an over bid all cash offer won.

Here is what the seller had to say on YELP about working with me:

Hilary Davis was the perfect amount of foresight, energy, professionalism and down to earth approach. Throughout the process of selling our condominium in Marin she

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8 Linda Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903 – A Perfect Match!

The best part of being a Realtor is the honor of meeting and working with so many interesting and wonderful people. I enjoy getting to know my clients and catering my service and attention to meet their needs. Every home sale or purchase is unique to not only the house but also to each client. It’s always a welcome challenge to figure out what that is for each client and thrilling when it all comes together.

I believe the pairing of my client with this house was a perfect match!

8 Linda Avenue is a sweet 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a lovely landscaped front yard and backyard filled with fruit trees. Kitchen and master bath have been recently updated and most of the windows are double pane.

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Located in beautiful Canon Village, surrounded by nature, open space, hiking and biking trails and Loma Alta Preserve, 8 Ace Court in Fairfax has the best of all worlds. A little over a mile from vibrant downtown Fairfax, this townhome offers a peaceful retreat with no one above or below, a private patio and master bedroom that looks out on open space.

The upper level features high vaulted ceilings with skylights and a master bedroom with a sliding glass door that opens to a private deck and nature. The second bedroom is light and spacious with its own bathroom. There is a large linen closet and separate closet with full size washer and dryer plus additional storage. The main level features a good-sized pantry and storage, half-bath, separate

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It was an honor and a pleasure to prepare, market, list and sell 1917 Grand Ave. San Rafael CA 94901. This sale was near and dear to my heart because, as childhood neighbors, our families knew each other for over 50 years. The seller’s parents built the home in 1952 and the daughter’s fixed it up to today’s buyer's needs prior to going on the market. The result was beautiful. I staged, professionally photographed, thoroughly marketed and received 6 offers in 1 week. The buyers were all very competitive but an all cash no contingency offer beat the rest of them out. Listed at $815,000 and sold for $967,000.

Even in today’s market, taking the proper presale steps, bring in multiple offers and over asking bids more often than not. Don’t make a rookie

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I represented the buyers in the purchase of this this remodeled, vintage, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on a street-to-street lot in the desirable Santa Margarita section of San Rafael.  In a fantastic commute location, close to both Downtown San Rafael and San Anselmo, its amenities include hardwood floors, a chef's kitchen, and a beautiful garden for entertaining or just enjoying days at home. My clients are delighted with their new home, which they were able to find and purchase in under 60 days in this very competitive market, after successfully competing against multiple-offers.

For strategies that work for buyers and buyers and sellers the current Marin County housing market, please check with me.  I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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With inventory continuing low and with plenty of demand out there, there is NO bad time to sell your home in Marin, Sonoma or San Francisco counties..we are so fortunate to be in such a high-demand desirable area! To that end, Fall 2017 is just around the corner and there are buyers out there looking for their new home.  As a realtor, I see homes and homes for sale year round and although spring tends to be the busiest selling season, real estate in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco counties is well worth pursuing this time of the year.....there are always folks who need to move and are out there looking for their new home!

Folks are back from vacation, feeling refreshed and looking forward to upcoming fall activities as the season changes and with

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