Sarah Arnold - Orinda, CA Real Estate
Sarah Arnold - Realtor License #01713564

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  • Get Started Now with Holiday Curb Appeal

    Get Started Now with Holiday Curb Appeal 1. First and foremost, do a little pre-holiday clean up. Rake out those dead leaves and winterize your plants so you have a clean foundation for holiday decor. 2. Secondly, finish up any outdoor maintenance and last minute paint touch ups so you'll be ready to decorate. 3. Gather natural materials and plants for holiday curb appeal. Put them in pots and add festive lights, hanging lanterns and holiday decorations from the branches. Or, hang chunky branches from rope and add ornaments and lights! 4. Get creative with existing yard and garden features and ...

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  • Is now the best time to sell your home?

    The Bay Area Real Estate market is going up!  Is this now a good time to sell your home?  Sarah discusses five factors which you need to know before you decide to put your house in the Real Estate Ring....

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  • A Good Time to Get an Updated Home Value Analysis

    It's time to get a new Home Value Analysis!  Wondering if your home is price-balanced or underwater?  Listen to Sarah talk about home values and explain why you should get an updated one.

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  • 9 Reasons Your House Isn't Selling...

    Check out this video where Sarah explains some of the reasons to consider if your house isn't selling in today's market.  

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  • Why It's Time to Get a New Home Value Analysis

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  • Why You Should Put Your House Back on the Market Again

    Have you tried to put your home on the market but let it expire because you couldn't get the price you wanted? You should think about putting it on again.  Listen to Sarah explain why.

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  • Why You Should Try to Put Your Home Back on the Market Again

    Have you tried to sell your home in the last couple of years but let it expire because you couldn't get the price you wanted?  It's time to try again.  Listen to Sarah explain why.

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  • Planning an Open House? The Right Scent May Help You Sell Your Home

    Sellers preparing their home for an open house may be tempted to put a batch of cookies in the oven, following the conventional wisdom that the smell of baked goods will make buyers feel at home – and more likely to buy. You may get a tasty snack for your efforts, but don’t count on a sales contract. Recent research says complex smells, such as chocolate chip cookies or potpourri, are a distraction and have no bearing on buying decisions. Instead, Eric Spangenberg, dean of the college of business at Washington State University, recommends simple scents, such as orange, lemon, green tea, cedar, pine, basil, cinnamon, ...

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  • Housing: It's Becoming a Seller's Market

     This just in from the Wall Street Journal... The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday what home buyers in many parts of the United States have known for months: it’s becoming a seller’s market. The number of homes listed for sale in January fell by 4.9%, leaving 1.74 million properties on the market. That’s the lowest since December of 1999, when there were 1.71 million homes on the market. By contrast, there were 2.91 million homes on the market two years ago at this time. After adjusting for seasonal factors, home sales rose by just 0.4% in January, to an annual rate of 4.92 million ...

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  • Save Energy, Money By Insulating Your Piedmont Home

    Contractors in Piedmont and nearby communities who participate in an energy conservation program can help you decide what can be done at your house. By Theresa Waldrop Time is money, the old adage goes, but so is a well-winterized house. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. officials estimate homeowners can reduce their monthly utility bill by 10 percent to 30 percent by taking energy-efficient measures. PG&E has a list of energy saving tips for your home on its website. The utility also has information on Energy Upgrade California, a program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission that helps residents make their homes more ...

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