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

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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, ...

  • Selling Your Home This Winter?

    Easy Tips for Adding Winter Curb Appeal

    • Brighten the entry. Place pots with winter blooms near the front door to create a welcoming entry with a  splash of color.  You can also add color with a wreath on the door.

    • Clean gutters.

    • Fresh paint. Because of bare trees, there will be a clearer view of your home in the  winter than there will be in the spring and summer. Faded or chipped paint will really stand out, so give your home a fresh coat if it needs it.

    • Outdoor lighting. As days are now shorter, having ...

  • The Facebook Effect...

    Does social media help you sell your home?  Our thoughts are a resounding YES!  The more your home is exposed to the buyers market, the more potential buyers you will get.  More buyers mean more competition and more money for your home.  Here's an article from Market Watch in the Wall Street Journal proving this point:

    Facebook’s initial public offering is having a marked effect on San Francisco Bay Area real estate, according to one mortgage banker.

    As Julian Hebron wrote on his blog, “The Basis Point,” this week, there’s a definite “Facebook effect” being seen in the San Francisco real-estate market. He ...

  • 9 Reasons Your Home Didn't Sell - Staging

  • What Happens When Your Home Is Listed?

    If you list your home with me, be assured that keeping you informed of all client interest and market activity is a high priority of mine. Whether by phone, by e-mail, or by written notification, I will report regularly to you and keep you apprised of all relevant information including:

    • Broker feedback from broker tours and open houses
    • Client feedback from showing appointments including broker feedback
    • Advertising notifications
    • Any new market data or trends affecting the sale of your home
    • Review of your home’s marketing activities
    • Suggested adjustments to your marketing plan or pricing strategy

    If you are interested in selling ...