November 2018 Tops

Congratulations to our tops for November 2018!  Our top selling agent is Jason English, our top listing agents are Charlie Brock and Tim Fahey, and our top producing agent is Charlie Brock. The Sharp's are our top producing couple, and the Williams' are our top selling couple. The Congdon Group is our top listing team and producing team. Thank [...]

Nevada County Market Update August 2018

Written by Cary Sanders, Sales Manager at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty. Key Takeaways The Luxury Home Market (priced at or above $750,000) showed the biggest gain in units sold, with an increase of 59.2% year over year (last twelve months vs. previous twelve months). The last three months (May - July 2018) showed an [...]

How to Write the Perfect Dear Seller Letter

A dear seller letter is one thing that can give the buyer a distinctive edge in a seller’s market. In Nevada County, like many other parts of the country, listing inventory is low and buyers find themselves competing for a limited number of available properties for sale. When competing for a home, there are many [...]

How to Make Your Home Smell Great Before an Open House

Smell is one of our most important senses. Psychologically speaking, it’s the sense that is most closely linked with memory, meaning that good smells can evoke happy memories and experiences while bad smells can do just the opposite. Smell is also highly emotive; different fragrances can convey a vast array of emotions and feelings. So, [...]

June 2018 Tops

Congratulations to our tops for June 2018!  Our top selling and listing agent is Carol Willis,  and Tim Fahey and Charlie Brock and our top producing agents. The Bulanti's are our top producing, selling, and listing couple, and the Harley's are also our top selling couple. The Congdon Group is our top listing group. Thank you all for [...]

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Realtor?

Are you working with a Realtor® or a real estate agent? Often, people use the words interchangeably to refer to any individual who handles real estate transactions, but that’s not correct.  A real estate professional can be classified as a real estate agent, Realtor®, and/or broker.  The difference between these titles are the levels of [...]

What Are the Benefits of Buying or Selling a Home for Cash?

Most people try to avoid getting into debt; it’s a much wiser financial decision. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. On big-ticket items such as higher education, purchasing a car, and buying a house, loans are a common occurrence. If you had the option, would you buy these big ticket items for cash? If you can [...]

May 2018 Tops

Congratulations to our tops for May 2018!  Our top selling agents are Charlie Brock  and Tim Fahey, our top listing agent is Carol Willis, and our top producing agents are Pamela Morey and Tom Myers. The Bulanti's are our top selling and listing couple and the Sharp's are our top producing couple. The Congdon Group is our [...]

A Complete Glossary of Home Selling Terms

Let's be real: real estate has a lot of abbreviations. We'll frequently have agents in our office ask, "What’s the CMA of your home and does the buyer have a plan for paying the closing costs?" To anyone outside of real estate, that all sounds like a lot of mumbo-jumbo. Never fear we're here to [...]

Five Often Ignored Things to Look at Before Buying a Home

Although the aesthetics of a new home is a vitally important element to consider, there are a few more things that should be examined when viewing your prospective home. While size of a home matters to many people, you should ensure that there are no underlying potential problems that can cost you a grave amount of [...]