After 43 years’ experience selling hundreds of homes that I helped remodel, I’ve put my best tips into a podcast—Sweet Home Santa Barbara. These trade secrets work for Montecito estates, Mesa tract houses, Condos, and everything in between. Some of these tips return more than 10 times the money you invest with only a few hours work!
Each episode is 7-10 minutes long, making them easy to listen to while driving or doing other activities. You can sign up for free at ScottWilliams.com by clicking on “Podcast” on the navigation bar. Or find Sweet Home Santa Barbara on your favorite podcast app. You can even watch them on YouTube—search for Sweet Home Santa Barbara.
More episodes will be added on a regular basis. The Podcasts are formatted as a conversation between me and well-known author and frequent Oprah guest, Jonathan Robinson. Jonathan keeps it practical and fun while I reveal precise and important information.
Here’s one example of these valuable tips: What front door color has proven to get the highest home sales price? Research was done using sales data from over 100,000 homes to determine the impact of front door colors on the sales price. Homes that had front doors with this color netted more than a 1 percent higher sales price than homes painted with other colors. This is $15- 25,000 for a Mesa home for the cost of a can of paint. I’ll tell you many other tips that can earn you 300-1,000 percent for your fix-up dollars.
Right now, the market it so strong that you don’t have to do fix-up to easily sell. Still, well prepared homes are the most profitable sellers. We’ve organized the choice for you.
Here is what you can find in the first 6 episodes:
Episode 0. Introduction to Scott Williams and Jonathan Robinson and what we cover.
1. Front Door—The best color and other important front door choices.
2. First Impressions—Top 10 things to do to bolster first impressions, setting the “First Impression” meter high so you get the best ratings from potential buyers.
3. House Paint—Picking the right colors for today’s market.
4. More on First Impressions—Additional front of the house choices, what is and is not a fixer-upper, and important guidelines for the front yard.
5. Landscaping—The importance of the path to the front door.
If you find my newsletters informative and useful, please contact me. I have the skills and experience to pivot effectively on your behalf in a very rapidly changing market. These skills have consistently produced 4 percent higher sales prices than other Realtors achieve in our area,
according to the local Multiple Listing Service. If you are thinking of selling, give me a call; let’s chat.