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Stacy Sheeley

Is it still a good time to sell your home?

The short answer is “yes.”  Overall, home prices are still up 2% over the same time last year.  They are expected to go back to pre-pandemic levels which are still historically high.  There is Buyer demand – especially for highly desirable homes and in all price ranges. November Market Report Local home prices are starting to look more like they did a year ago.  But we’re certainly in a different place than we were last year, when prices were soaring and setting records.  Of course, as we said at the time, those conditions were unsustainable.  Las Vegas Realtors reported that

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Stacy Sheeley

What happened in real estate in October 2022

It’s a great time to be a homebuyer in Las Vegas!  With 140% more homes to choose from than the same time last year, the market has become much more balanced.  Sales prices are still up over 7% from October of last year.  For homeowners who have been on the fence about making a move, now is still a good time to sell and take advantage of increased equity. So what happened in the Las Vegas Real Estate Market in October? Median Home Price $440,000  +7.3% from October 2021 Homes Sold 1,724  -44% from October 2021 Homes Without Offers 7,906 

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Stacy Sheeley

Design Update: Desert Modern

What is Desert Modern? I believe that Desert Modern design is a nod to mid-century modern with clean lines, simplicity and bringing the outdoors in with textures, stone, wood, fibers and plants.  It lends itself to the 50’s and 60’s retro look but with the earthy vibe and colors of the 70’s.  Lots of natural elements take stage here. This architectural movement began with Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect, Designer, Writer and Educator.  Originally from the mid-west, his first studio was in Oak Park, Illinois (a Chicago suburb).  He built around 1000 structures in his career and retired to Arizona. 

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Stacy Sheeley

Do I need a Realtor for New Home Construction?

The Builder Will Make it Seem Like You Don’t If you’ve been captivated by the recent new construction in the area, you’ve probably wondered what that purchasing process is like. Do you even need a Realtor? The builders sure do make it look like you don’t.  Building a home is more similar to buying a resale than you may think. Take a look at these 5 aspects of the building process and see the advantage in having someone work for you- for free! 1. Representation The simple explanation is that the builder’s Sales Reps work for the builder. Some are

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Stacy Sheeley

Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal?

The curb appeal of your home is a critical factor in attracting prospective buyers.  Buyers usually form an opinion within the first few seconds of pulling up to the home or online from the photos. Here are some tips to help you get started: Take a step back and look at your home through the eyes of the Buyer. Take care of small tasks such as weeding, mowing, sweeping, cleaning cobwebs and windows. Tackle bigger projects such as power washing, painting, patching stucco and planting. Stage – plant flower beds, flower pots, change out coach lights, a new door mat,

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Stacy Sheeley

The Most Important Things to Do When Preparing Your Home to Sell

You’ve decided to sell your home.  Now what?    You need to step back and see your home through the Buyer’s eyes. You want it to be the “this-is-it” home.  Nine of 10 home sales are a result of the “wow” feeling that is generated from the potential Buyer.  Once you get your home in tip-top selling condition, you should be able to list it at the top range of similar properties.  My approach works on all homes, in any market and any price range.   > Print the Workbook Step 1:  Donate, Throw Away, Sell Go through each room, each closet,

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Stacy Sheeley

Easy Updates to Increase the Value of Your Home

Are you thinking of remodeling or preparing your home to sell?  Here are some easy things you can do to increase the value without a major renovation. Change Your Hardware Door knobs and cabinet hardware are an often overlooked item during renovations.  A modern look is brushed nickel and a more old world look is oiled bronze.  Build.com has a vast array of very inexpensive door handles, cabinetry hardware, kitchen and bathroom fixtures.  If looking for high-end, Restoration Hardware Crate & Barrel, and Pottery Barn have nice selections but you can likely find the same thing by searching the internet.

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