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Holly Schwartz McDonald
714-386-1647714-386-1647

20 Latitude, Newport Beach, CA 92663

20 Latitude Court, Unit 17, Newport Beach, CA 92663 (MLS # PW20153834)

(all data current as of 8/7/2020)
Price $640,000
Beds 3
Baths 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half
Home size 1,129 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 6
Status Active
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE SUN., 8/9 FROM 1-2 - EASY TO SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON SHOWING DURING IT! Exceptional opportunity to embrace the Newport Beach lifestyle in a meticulously updated home. Pride of ownership radiates from this Newport Terrace property. The community is sought after and provides residents a great escape - offering a coastal breeze and views out to the Pacific Ocean & Catalina. Perched on a quiet cul-de-sac, this perfectly maintained 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath modern two-story residence has an ideal layout, with an open flow in the living space and three light and airy bedrooms upstairs. Relax on the quiet, remodeled patio. The detail that went into the list of improvements is impressive and will create a safe, comfortable refuge for the next owner. See attached amenity sheet for full list of details - some notable upgrades include new wood flooring, new furnace, new plumbing fixtures and water heater, remodeled fireplace with subway tile finish, updated bathrooms, farmhouse style kitchen sink, Smart devices throughout, and so much more. A finished one car garage with epoxy flooring and additional parking space behind the home are an additional convenience. Amenities include pool, spa, sport court, and barbecue area. The community is also nestled by Talbert Nature Preserve and Canyon Park. Located just over one mile from the beach, this home has great access to freeways, shops, restaurants and John Wayne Airport. FHA/VA approved. Truly, this is a very special find.

Property Type(s): Residential, Condominium

Last Updated 8/6/2020 Tract Newport Terrace (NEWT)
Year Built 1973 Community Newport Heights
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Orange
Total Parking 2 Walk Score ® 64

Schools

School District Newport Mesa Unified

Additional Details

AssociationFee 550.00 BathroomsFull 1
BathroomsHalf 1 BathroomsThreeQuarter 1
CarportSpaces 1.00 GarageSpaces 1.00
LandLeaseYN 0 ListAgentStateLicense 01892567
PricePerSquareFoot 566.87

Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Gas Range, Microwave
Assessments Unknown
AssociationAmenities Pool, Spa/Hot Tub, Sport Court
AssociationFeeFrequency Monthly
AttachedGarageYN 0
City Newport Beach
CommonInterest Condominium
CommonWalls 2+ common walls, No one above, No one below
CommunityFeatures Sidewalks, Street Lights
Cooling None
Country US
CountyOrParish Orange
DirectionFaces North
DoorFeatures Mirror Closet Door(s), Panel Doors, Sliding Doors
EatingArea In Living Room
ElevationUnits Feet
FireplaceFeatures Living Room
Flooring Laminate, Tile
Heating Central
HighSchoolDistrict Newport Mesa Unified
InteriorFeatures Granite Counters, Open Floorplan, Recessed Lighting
LaundryFeatures In Closet
Levels Two
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType New Listing
MLSAreaMajor N6 - Newport Heights
ParcelNumber 93338017
ParkingFeatures Carport, Garage - Single Door
PatioAndPorchFeatures Patio
PoolFeatures Association
PropertyCondition Turnkey, Updated/Remodeled
PropertySubType Condominium
PropertyType Residential
RoomBathroomFeatures Granite Counters, Remodeled, Shower in Tub, Upgraded, Walk-in shower
RoomKitchenFeatures Remodeled Kitchen
RoomType All Bedrooms Up, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Suite, Walk-In Closet
SeniorCommunityYN 0
Sewer Public Sewer
SpaFeatures Association
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Active
StateOrProvince CA
StreetSuffix Court
TaxTractNumber 7989
View Neighborhood, Ocean
Water Features Ocean Side of Freeway
WaterSource Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Holly McDonald License # 01892567, Villa Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW20153834)

171 Terraza Court, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

171 Terraza Court, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (MLS # PW20095503)

(all data current as of 8/7/2020)
Price $875,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 full, 1 half
Home size 1,741 sq ft
Lot Size 2,644 sqft
Days on Market 70
Status Sold
This immaculate single-family home has a quiet location at the end of a private gated street plus a rare oversized outdoor space. Spacious and bright with soaring ceilings, large windows with plantation shutters, and contemporary updated laminate flooring throughout. The new kitchen was custom designed with modern white cabinetry (including corner swivel and pull out units), quartz counters, stainless steel appliances (dishwasher and refrigerator are less than a year old) and stylish backsplash. Upstairs, the master suite has cathedral ceilings and a relaxing vibe, which continues into the modern master bathroom, which has been fully remodeled with double sinks, updated vanity, sleek closet doors, and oversized shower with custom door. Two secondary bedrooms are also roomy and offer plenty of closet space. The expansive wrap around yard offers approx. 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space, which is unlike that of other similar homes. There is plenty of room to entertain, play, and garden. The beautiful greenery that surrounds the home creates a relaxing retreat with the lovely pond and fountain as well as the low-maintenace faux wood deck and trellis. Other highlights include closet systems, updated bathrooms, storage cabinets and rack storage in the garage, and a 2-year-old AC unit. Close to Back Bay, Newport Beach, freeways, highly rated schools, shops/dining, and more! See amenity list for additional details. Rare find in popular Eastside Costa Mesa.

Property Type(s): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 7/28/2020 Tract Terraza Villas (ENTR)
Year Built 1993 Community East Costa Mesa
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking 4 Walk Score ® 71

Schools

School District Newport Mesa Unified
Middle School Ensign
High School Newport Harbor

Additional Details

AssociationFee 200.00 BathroomsFull 2
BathroomsHalf 1 GarageSpaces 2.00
LandLeaseYN 0 ListAgentStateLicense 01892567
PricePerSquareFoot 502.58

Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Gas Cooktop, Microwave
ArchitecturalStyle Mediterranean
Assessments Unknown
AssociationAmenities Controlled Access, Maintenance Grounds
AssociationFeeFrequency Monthly
AttachedGarageYN 1
City Costa Mesa
CommonInterest Planned Development
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Suburban
Cooling Central Air
Country US
CountyOrParish Orange
DirectionFaces North
EatingArea Dining Room, In Living Room
ElevationUnits Feet
FireplaceFeatures Living Room
Flooring Laminate, Tile
Heating Central
HighSchoolDistrict Newport Mesa Unified
InteriorFeatures Cathedral Ceiling(s), Ceiling Fan(s), High Ceilings, Living Room Deck Attached, Open Floorplan, Pantry, Recessed Lighting
LaundryFeatures In Garage
Levels Two
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
LotFeatures Back Yard, Near Public Transit
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor C5 - East Costa Mesa
ParcelNumber 43929507
ParkingFeatures Direct Garage Access, Garage - Two Door, Guest
PatioAndPorchFeatures Deck
PoolFeatures None
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertyCondition Turnkey, Updated/Remodeled
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
RoomBathroomFeatures Privacy toilet door, Quartz Counters, Remodeled, Shower in Tub, Upgraded, Walk-in shower
RoomKitchenFeatures Kitchen Open to Family Room, Quartz Counters, Remodeled Kitchen
RoomType All Bedrooms Up, Entry, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Suite, Walk-In Closet
SeniorCommunityYN 0
Sewer Public Sewer
SpaFeatures None
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
StreetSuffix Court
TaxTractNumber 14378
View Neighborhood
Water Features Ocean Side of Freeway
WaterSource Public
WindowFeatures Blinds, Plantation Shutters
YearBuiltSource Assessor

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Holly McDonald License # 01892567, Villa Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW20095503)

26946 Diamond, Mission Viejo, CA – SOLD

26946 Diamond, Unit 226, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (MLS # PW19258409)

(all data current as of 8/7/2020)
Price $420,000
Beds 2
Baths 1 full, 1 quarter
Home size 1,000 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 34
Status Sold
Condos with a huge yard do not come along everyday, so when they do, act fast! Sit back and relax in your huge private yard with scenic hillside views - one of the best locations in the community. Set on a secluded cul-de-sac, this TURNKEY & UPDATED single-story condo is located on the first floor at Hillcrest Village - no stairs! Stylish laminate flooring throughout most of the unit - no carpet here! The modern, updated kitchen features sleek white cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances plus a GAS RANGE! The living room has a cozy fireplace and is open to the eating area and patio - perfectly setup for entertaining. A large master bedroom offers an adjoining remodeled vanity area with HUGE walk-in closet. The main bathroom is updated to match the kitchen and has a shower/tub combination. Possibility to add another bathroom to ADD VALUE! This condo offers a direct access one-car garage for your convenience. Additional permit for parking in the community too. Indoor stackable laundry included. Other highlights include smooth ceilings, modern baseboards, and recessed lighting. Relax in the beautiful community pool/spa and enjoy all of the amenities that Lake Mission Viejo has to offer (concerts, boating, beaches, etc.). Easy access to freeway, toll road, Mission Hospital, Saddleback College, Shops of Mission Viejo, golfing, restaurants, and so much more! Make this your great escape at an affordable price in Orange County.

Property Type(s): Residential, Condominium

Last Updated 12/9/2019 Tract Hillcrest Village (HV)
Year Built 1985 Community Mission Viejo South
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Orange
Total Parking 3 Walk Score ® 41

Schools

School District Capistrano Unified
Elementary School Viejo
Middle School Fred Newhart
High School Capistrano Valley

Additional Details

AssociationFee 310.00 BathroomsFull 1
BathroomsOneQuarter 1 GarageSpaces 1.00
LandLeaseYN 0 ListAgentStateLicense 01892567
PricePerSquareFoot 420.00

Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Gas Range
ArchitecturalStyle Contemporary
Assessments Unknown
AssociationAmenities Pool, Spa/Hot Tub
AssociationFee2Frequency Monthly
AssociationFeeFrequency Monthly
AttachedGarageYN 1
City Mission Viejo
CommonWalls 2+ common walls, No one below
CommunityFeatures Suburban
Cooling Central Air
Country US
CountyOrParish Orange
EatingArea In Living Room
ElevationUnits Feet
FireplaceFeatures Living Room
Flooring Laminate, Tile
Heating Central
HighSchoolDistrict Capistrano Unified
InteriorFeatures Granite Counters, Living Room Deck Attached, Recessed Lighting
LaundryFeatures Dryer Included, In Closet, Stackable, Washer Included
Levels One
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor MS - Mission Viejo South
ParcelNumber 93838392
ParkingFeatures Direct Garage Access, Garage - Single Door, Permit Required
PatioAndPorchFeatures Patio
PoolFeatures Association
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertyCondition Turnkey, Updated/Remodeled
PropertySubType Condominium
PropertyType Residential
RoomBathroomFeatures Granite Counters, Remodeled, Shower in Tub, Upgraded, Vanity area
RoomKitchenFeatures Granite Counters, Remodeled Kitchen
RoomType All Bedrooms Down, Kitchen, Living Room, Main Floor Master Bedroom, Walk-In Closet
SeniorCommunityYN 0
Sewer Public Sewer
SpaFeatures Association
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
TaxTractNumber 12394
View Mountain(s)
WaterSource Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Holly McDonald License # 01892567, Villa Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW19258409)

2289 Via Puerta, Unit N, Laguna Woods, CA – SOLD

2289 Via Puerta, Unit N, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 (MLS # PW19202493)

(all data current as of 8/7/2020)
Price $335,000
Beds 2
Baths 2 full
Home size 1,057 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 139
Status Sold
Turnkey, updated CONDO with all living space on one level! This remodeled Castilla model in the age 55+ community of Laguna Woods Village offers 1,057 sf and has a spacious open floor plan with the kitchen open to the living area. Set on the 2nd floor with no units above, this end unit has stunning mountain and city light views and no neighbors above. The entire interior has been redesigned. The kitchen has been upgraded with elegant cabinetry, newer stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, center island, subway tile backsplash, LED lighting and more. The tasteful laminate wood flooring and quartz fireplace are inviting and stylish. The 2 bedrooms have ample closet space. Both bathrooms are remodeled with travertine showers and floors as well as new vanities. Other highlights include smooth ceilings, crown molding, panel doors, newer hardware and fixtures, skylights in both bathrooms, and dual pane sliders and windows. The HVAC has been recently replaced. Don't miss the special feature of in-unit laundry! This end unit has an L-shaped private deck with plenty of storage and room to relax. The nearby carport has even more storage. Laguna Woods Village offers sought-after amenities like golf, paddle tennis, tennis, lawn bowling, fitness centers, an equestrian center, multiple clubhouses and pools, and plenty of clubs and organizations to participate in. There is also free bus transportation around the community and bus trips. Enjoy RESORT-STYLE living in this turnkey home.

Property Type(s): Residential, Condominium

Last Updated 1/9/2020 Tract Leisure World (LW)
Year Built 1969 Community Laguna Woods
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking 1 Walk Score ® 35

Price History

Prior to Sep 10, '19 $359,900
Sep 10, '19 - Sep 18, '19 $352,000
Sep 18, '19 - Oct 18, '19 $349,900
Oct 18, '19 - Nov 8, '19 $344,900
Nov 8, '19 - Nov 20, '19 $342,000
Nov 20, '19 - Today $339,000

Schools

School District Other

Additional Details

AssociationFee 632.51 BathroomsFull 2
CarportSpaces 1.00 GarageSpaces 0.00
LandLeaseYN 0 ListAgentStateLicense 01892567
PricePerSquareFoot 316.93

Features

AccessibilityFeatures Lowered Light Switches
Appliances Dishwasher, Electric Range, Microwave, Water Line to Refrigerator
Assessments Unknown
AssociationAmenities Billiard Room, Bocce Ball Court, Clubhouse, Golf Course, Guard, Gym/Ex Room, Horse Trails, Paddle Tennis, Pool, Recreation Room, Spa/Hot Tub, Sport Court, Tennis Court(s)
AssociationFeeFrequency Monthly
City Laguna Woods
CommonWalls 1 common wall, End Unit, No one above
CommunityFeatures Sidewalks
Cooling Central Air
Country US
CountyOrParish Orange
DoorFeatures Sliding Doors
EatingArea Breakfast Counter / Bar, In Living Room
ElevationUnits Feet
FireplaceFeatures Living Room
Flooring Carpet, Laminate, Stone
Heating Radiant
HighSchoolDistrict Other
InteriorFeatures Balcony, Crown Molding, Living Room Balcony, Open Floorplan, Pantry, Recessed Lighting
LaundryFeatures Dryer Included, In Closet, Stackable, Washer Included
Levels One
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
LotSizeSource Other
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor LW - Laguna Woods
ParcelNumber 93153121
ParkingFeatures Carport
PatioAndPorchFeatures Covered, Wrap Around
PoolFeatures Association
PreviousStandardStatus Active Under Contract
PropertyCondition Turnkey, Updated/Remodeled
PropertySubType Condominium
PropertyType Residential
RoomBathroomFeatures Privacy toilet door, Remodeled, Shower in Tub
RoomKitchenFeatures Kitchen Island, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Remodeled Kitchen
RoomType Formal Entry, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Suite
SecurityFeatures Gated with Guard
SeniorCommunityYN 1
Sewer Public Sewer
SpaFeatures Association
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
TaxTractNumber 6847
View City Lights, Mountain(s), Neighborhood
WaterSource Public
WindowFeatures Double Pane Windows, Skylight(s)
YearBuiltSource Assessor

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Holly McDonald License # 01892567, Villa Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW19202493)

810 Megan Court, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 – SOLD

810 Megan Court, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (MLS # PW19229167)

(all data current as of 8/7/2020)
Price $940,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 full, 1 half
Home size 2,300 sq ft
Lot Size 4,853 sqft
Days on Market 96
Status Sold
What makes this home stand out from the competition? Could it be the fact that it offers 4 spacious bedrooms plus a loft, which makes a great game room, office or play area? Or perhaps it is the gorgeous backyard, which has a private outdoor living room with covered patio, big screen TV, and ceiling fans? It could also be that it is situated in a gated community on a quiet cul-de-sac away from road noise, yet conveniently located near the 405/73/55 freeways, South Coast Plaza, The Lab and The Camp, and John Wayne Airport. This stylish home has a great floor plan and an inviting feel. Boasting elegant wood floors, an upgraded kitchen with walk-in pantry, and one of the largest lots in the community at approx. 5,000 sf, this home offers buyers many features that set it apart from the rest. Appreciate the many notable upgrades including plantation shutters, crown moldings, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, beautifully adorned fireplace, wine refrigerator, and built-in barbecue. Even the backyard has been impressively hardscaped with raised seating areas flanked in flagstone. The master suite has a stately double door entry, vaulted ceilings, upgraded bathroom with double vanity, separate shower and spa tub as well as a walk-in closet. Other highlights include an updated HVAC system, new lighting fixtures, indoor laundry room and surround sound. The extra deep 2-car garage has epoxy flooring, built-in cabinets for plenty of storage and a Tesla charger. See it today!

Property Type(s): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 12/31/2019 Tract Life Style (LIFE)
Year Built 1997 Community South Coast Metro
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking 7 Walk Score ® 53

Price History

Prior to Nov 20, '19 $979,000
Nov 20, '19 - Today $949,000

Schools

School District Newport Mesa Unified
Elementary School Paularino
Middle School Costa Mesa
High School Costa Mesa

Additional Details

AssociationFee 90.00 BathroomsFull 2
BathroomsHalf 1 GarageSpaces 2.00
LandLeaseYN 0 ListAgentStateLicense 01892567
PricePerSquareFoot 408.70

Features

Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator
ArchitecturalStyle Mediterranean
Assessments Unknown
AssociationAmenities Controlled Access, Picnic Area, Playground
AssociationFeeFrequency Monthly
AttachedGarageYN 1
City Costa Mesa
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lights
Cooling Central Air
Country US
CountyOrParish Orange
DoorFeatures French Doors, Panel Doors
EatingArea Breakfast Counter / Bar, Dining Room, In Living Room
ElevationUnits Feet
FireplaceFeatures Dining Room, Family Room, Gas
Flooring Carpet, Tile, Wood
Heating Central
HighSchoolDistrict Newport Mesa Unified
InteriorFeatures Built-in Features, Ceiling Fan(s), Granite Counters, High Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Two Story Ceilings, Wired for Sound
LaundryFeatures Gas Dryer Hookup, Individual Room, Inside
Levels Two
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
LotFeatures Cul-De-Sac
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor C3 - South Coast Metro
ParcelNumber 14151346
ParkingFeatures Direct Garage Access, Driveway Level, Garage - Two Door
PatioAndPorchFeatures Concrete, Covered, Patio, Rear Porch, Stone
PoolFeatures None
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertyCondition Turnkey, Updated/Remodeled
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
RoomBathroomFeatures Bathtub, Double sinks in bath(s), Double Sinks In Master Bath, Privacy toilet door, Remodeled, Separate tub and shower, Shower, Shower in Tub, Soaking Tub, Upgraded
RoomKitchenFeatures Built-in Trash/Recycling, Granite Counters, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Remodeled Kitchen, Walk-In Pantry
RoomType All Bedrooms Up, Bonus Room, Den, Entry, Kitchen, Living Room, Loft, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Suite, Walk-In Closet, Walk-In Pantry
SecurityFeatures Gated Community
SeniorCommunityYN 0
Sewer Public Sewer
SpaFeatures None
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
StreetSuffix Court
TaxTractNumber 15211
View Neighborhood
WaterSource Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Holly McDonald License # 01892567, Villa Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW19229167)

Ask the Expert: Incentives Can Help When Selling A Rental Property

As seen in the Coastal Real Estate Guide on October 29, 2018

 

If you think coordinating showings for your own home is challenging, let me open your eyes to an even more complex scenario that happens all too often. Imagine you are a landlord and the time has come to sell your income property. Maybe you are tired of dealing with tenants, maybe another investment opportunity has come along, or perhaps the time has come to retire. There are numerous reasons landlords choose to sell their income properties. However, timing and tenants can complicate the process. If you are a landlord and looking to sell, here are some factors and solutions to consider.

 

The best-case scenario, if all of the stars align of course, would be to list the home once the tenant vacates. Then the property can be shown at any time, it will be clean, and you will have the choice to show it either empty or staged, depending on what makes sense for your home. Many times, landlords consider the sale of their property when a tenant gives notice to move out.  If the timing is suitable for selling, then luck is on their side.

 

Sometimes a landlord chooses to list their home while the tenants are still living there. While not totally ideal, this option can work when tenants are understanding, flexible, and tidy. Perhaps they have sold a home before as well, so they have empathy for the landlord and know how important it is to be accommodating. There are also tenants who work or travel a lot and don’t mind showings on a whim, which makes it fairly simple to show. A clean, orderly tenant who takes pride in their home can help tremendously–it’s almost like “free” staging.

 

Unfortunately, it is far too common to have tenants who are disagreeable if a landlord asks to show a home before the lease is up and the tenant has moved out. After all, it’s not their problem that a landlord wants to sell and get top dollar. They have a signed lease. I’ve seen this attitude from tenants, despite the fact that they are not being asked to vacate prior to the end of their lease, and it can make for a very unpleasant situation for all parties. However, there are some ways to incentivize tenants to work with landlords, not against them, in the home sale process.

 

Michael Lockwood, Realtor at Villa Real Estate, has spent many years working in the property management sector. He suggests motivating tenants with different enticements – all while adhering to the terms of the lease of course. One tip that has worked well in the past includes having the seller offer to cover the moving expenses of the tenants. Another strategy that works beautifully is to let the tenant out of some of their move-out obligations, for example not enforcing a carpet cleaning clause, or not making them patch and repair all holes in the walls. Tenants tend to respond well to this because it lessens the hassle of their move.

 

As we all know, money talks so it may be beneficial to budget for these types of enticements if you are a landlord who chooses to sell. Tenants can make access to the home very difficult. When selling a home, viewings are a must so figuring out how to make the home accessible and show its best is of utmost importance.

 

By Holly Schwartz McDonald

Holly Schwartz is a Realtor with Villa Real Estate who lives in Newport Beach and has been featured on HGTV’s “House Hunters.” She can be reached at HSchwartz@VillaRealEstate.com.