9 Feelings that are Totally Normal When You Sell Your House

Selling a home has its moments of joy and frustration. Here’s what most people experience.

9 stages of emotion when selling your home

 

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Want to sell your house, or find your new home? Contact me, Lucy Garber, at (310) 293-4866 and I’d love to help you. I know the Los Angeles South Bay home market!

714 Elvira Ave # B, Redondo Beach 90277

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LISTING PRICE: $1,500,000

Imagine beach living at its best in South Redondo Beach in a beautiful 2-level Mediterranean masterpiece… just 3 blocks from the sand and surf. With a spacious open floor plan, soaring high open beam ceilings, hardwood flooring, stacked stone fireplace, built-in surround sound speakers and awesome wine bar, this 4 bedroom 2-1/2 bath townhome is an entertainer’s dream. The kitchen features granite counters, stone flooring and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with lot’s of natural light from the windows, sliders and skylights. Slider in living room opens to the private grassy backyard… feel that ocean breeze! As you go up the grand staircase you’ll find the huge romantic master suite with a balcony, two sided fireplace and a large sitting room. The master bathroom is stunning – gorgeous custom cabinetry, dual vanity, walk in closet and beautiful tile work… think private spa! The other 3 bedrooms share a full bath and the laundry room is conveniently located on the upper level near the bedrooms. The 2-car attached garage has direct access to the house. Located on a large lot close to great schools, parks and the Riviera Village.

4 BEDROOMS
2-1/2 BATHS
2,374 SQ. FT.
BUILT 2006

MLS# SB16016393

Please call me, Lucy Garber, at (310) 293-4866 to learn more or to see this fantastic home!

520 The Village # 109, Redondo Beach 90277

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LISTING PRICE: $799,000

Enjoy a great ocean view from this beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home in Redondo Beach. Kitchen was recently remodeled in 2013 with new cabinets, counter tops, Bosch Induction stove top and slate floors. Appliances included with home are the oven, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and washer/dryer. The living room, hallway and bedrooms all have bamboo hardwood flooring. Master Bedroom includes a bathroom with a walk in closet. All windows are double-pane. New fire sprinkler system has been installed. The tiled patio deck has a view of the ocean and a small area for gardening. Additional features include 2 car parking and pool and spa.

2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHS
1,458 SQ. FT.
BUILT 1975

MLS# SB15230218

Please call me at (310) 293-4866 to learn more or to see this great home!

3305 Whiffletree Lane, Torrance 90505

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LISTING PRICE: $895,000

Imagine living and entertaining while enjoying an amazing city light and mountain view…

Located in the desirable “Country Hills” development in South Torrance, just west of the favorite 12 acre De Portola Park, this contemporary style 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is on the market for the first time since it was built. The top floor features an open living and formal dining room with soaring vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, wet bar and front facing balcony. Eat-in kitchen has a slider that opens onto the patio and yard area. The private master suite has a huge walk in closet, private bath and, of course, the view. The first level features a private bedroom and full bath perfect for a home office or guests. The other bedrooms are at the front of the home and share the bathroom there. There is also direct access to the 2 car attached garage.

4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHS
2,072 SQ. FT.
BUILT 1975

MLS# SB15198955

Please call me at (310) 293-4866 to learn more or to see this great home!

11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

Whether you are getting ready to sell your South Bay home, or you just want to love coming home, wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.

First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the area leading up to it should extend a warm welcome to all comers — and needn’t cost a bundle.

Here’s what you can do to make welcoming happen on a budget.

1. Clear the way for curb appeal. The path to your front door should be at least 3′ wide so people can walk shoulder-to-shoulder, with an unobstructed view and no stumbling hazards. So get out those loppers and cut back any overhanging branches or encroaching shrubs.

2. Light the route. Landscape lighting makes it easy to get around at night. Solar-powered LED lights you can just stick in the ground, requiring no wiring, are surprisingly inexpensive. We found 8 packs for under $60.

3. Go glossy. Borrow inspiration from London’s lovely row houses, whose owners assert their individuality by painting their doors in high-gloss colors. The reflective sheen of a royal blue, deep green, crimson, or whatever color you like will ensure your house stands out from the pack.

4. Pretty up the view. A door with lots of glass is a plus for letting light into the front hall — but if you also want privacy and a bit of decor, check out decorative window film. It’s removable and re-positionable, and comes in innumerable styles and motifs. Pricing depends on size and design; many available for under $30.

A way to get the look of stained glass without doing custom work or buying a whole new door: Mount a decorative panel on the inside of the door behind an existing glass insert, $92 for an Arts and Crafts-style panel 20-inches-high by 11-inches-wide.

5. Replace door hardware. While you’re at it, polish up the handle on the big front door. Or better yet, replace it with a shiny new brass lockset with a secure deadbolt. Available for about $60.

6. Please knock. Doorbells may be the norm, but a hefty knocker is a classic that will never run out of battery life, and another opportunity to express yourself (whatever your favorite animal or insect is, there’s a door-knocker in its image).

7. Ever-greenery. Boxwoods are always tidy-looking, the definition of easy upkeep. A pair on either side of the door is traditional, but a singleton is good, too. About $25 at garden centers. In cold climates, make sure pots are frost-proof (polyethylene urns and boxes mimic terracotta and wood to perfection).

8. Numbers game. Is your house number clearly visible? That’s of prime importance if you want your guests to arrive and your pizza to be hot. Stick-on vinyl numbers in a variety of fonts make it easy, starting at about $4 per digit.

9. Foot traffic. A hardworking mat for wiping muddy feet is a must. A thick coir mat can be had at the hardware store for less than $20. Even fancier varieties can be found well under $50.

10. Go for the glow. Fumbling for keys in the dark isn’t fun. Consider doubling up on porch lights with a pair of lanterns, one on each side of the door, for symmetry and twice the illumination. Many mounted lights are available well under $100.

11. Snail mail. Mailboxes run the gamut from kitschy roadside novelties masquerading as dogs, fish, or what-have-you to sober black lockboxes mounted alongside the front door. Whichever way you go, make sure yours is standing or hanging straight, with a secure closure, and no dings or dents. The mail carrier will thank you.

For more tips about maintaining your house, getting it ready for sale, or how to be a prepared buyer, check back at my blog, or call me at (310) 293-4866.

Lucy Garber
Living in and selling homes in the South Bay for over 20 years
DRE 01100090
RE/MAX Execs Real Estate
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