I had the pleasure of interviewing Loni Frankland for the Livermore community website I sponsor.
Loni and her team are great to work with and you can tell they take pride in what they do. I have had various types of signs made there and have always been happy with the end product. I loved that they also installed their signs that went on my office building and corner marquee. when I opened a new office space downtown and happily came and removed them for me when I moved from that space. To top it all off, they are just really nice, sincere, honest people.
To check out the Interview I did with her, click below:
If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed and featured on the site for free, you can make that request on the the site’s home page at https://parkbench.com/livermore
Check Out the Opera Don Pasquale Playing at the Bankhead Theater-There are English Subtitles!
I had the pleasure of attending the Family Night Dress Rehearsal of this Opera last night with my 6th grade son. The Livermore Valley Opera allows students and teachers to attend this event for free and their adult chaperones only pay a minimal ticket fee of $10. We had never attended an opera, me mostly because I know they are not in English, but since my son is in Choir and he received extra credit for going, it was free for him and a nominal fee for me, we decided to go.
We were pleasantly surprised that they had “subtitles” playing at the top of the curtain on stage. It made it much more accessible for the children and adults as well. Since I have never attended an opera, I called the Bankhead today to see if that is a normal thing or if they were doing it for the benefit of the students present; they said it is a normal thing there. So, if you are like me and have avoided operas in the past because they are in a foreign language, go check out this cute production of Don Pasquale at the Bankhead Theater. It runs for two weekend Saturdays and Sundays Starting September 30 through Oct 8th, 2017.
Check out the Bankhead’s Event List to get tickets online at https://lvpac.org/events/list/
For those unfamiliar with Livermore, the Bankhead theater is located at 2400 First St
Livermore, CA in the plaza between Sauced restaurants and Paxti’s Pizza. The best parking for the event is the Free Parking garage located on Railroad across the street from the Bankhead Theater.
Most people think that the late Spring or Summer is the best time to sell a home. In general, across all markets, that is usually the case for people who have homes with 3 or more bedrooms since most people with children tend to plan their moves over the summer in between school years or during school breaks since that is the most convenient time. Since more people list their homes for sale during that time, it helps off-set the higher buyer demand, which means sellers can often get a higher price when there are fewer homes for sale and higher buyer demand. While pricing does get pretty crazy near the end of the school year and early summer, the highest prices are usually received when supply is low and there is high demand.
Right now in Livermore, there are only 84 residential properties for sale. That is less than half of what a “normal” Livermore market would have for sale. What does that mean? Sellers who are willing to sell their homes now will likely receive more money for their properties without having to do as much prior to market “prep” work on the property because there simply is not much for buyers to choose from right now.
The market now is pretty similar to the one we were in February of this year. I had some wonderful long time neighbors in Autumn Valley contact me at the end of January who wanted to discuss what they needed to do to prepare their home for sale mid-late April after the seller had officially retired.
For them to sell late Spring/Early Summer and receive the highest price, they would have needed to paint their house inside and out, replace the carpets and entry tile as well as update the hall bath at the very least in addition to having the home staged so that it would be competitive with other homes that hit the market at that time. However, what they did not know was that inventory was VERY VERY low when they spoke to me. I believe there were only 46 homes for sale and they could sell their house and get even more money without having to do very much work if they sold it during the low inventory period.
They took my advice and put their property on the market sooner rather than later and they received multiple offers and a record high price for it in less than a week!
Of course, their main concern was like many other home owners… WHERE WILL I GO IF I SELL MY HOUSE NOW (BEFORE I OFFICIALLY RETIRE)? I had that solution for them as well….they would be able to stay in their property as long as they needed with the way I negotiated the transaction for them. Many agents don’t know this simple method I use and their clients become homeless in the process of selling their property. My clients deserve better!!
I can help you get top dollar for your home by selling now without you becoming homeless in the process! Call me for a free consultation. 925-577-8692.
As a reminder, I Enjoy Helping People Make Their Real Estate Dreams Come True in most of Alameda, Contra Costa & Parts of Solano, Napa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Joaquin, & Other Counties. Providing referrals to great agents in other counties and states.