California has such great weather, practically year-round. An outdoor space can be a magical addition that many buyers will consider a big plus! See the before and after photos below of a property I sold a couple years ago and the transformation of their outdoor space.
Many who are familiar with the Oakmore Highlands area of Oakland have often admired this property. Four parcels were combined to make this a prime lot with scrumptious views. With level garden areas, a pool, an observation deck and mature trees, this 1936 Mediterranean home is spectacular! Extensive remodeling was performed to provide modern amenities while keeping with the vintage aesthetic. 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,641 sq ft. Currently listed at $3,290,000. (Source: Carol Brown’s listing from Grubb Co.).
Whether you are looking to buy or sell, look at how these popular neighborhoods are performing. If your area is not listed, please email me and I can prepare a chart for your neighborhood! This data is based on 3 bedroom homes.
I am listening to Pandora loving the bass in my headphones while I am working on my newest listing. I get motivation from some of the most random things. If something catches my eye, I like to see how I can I incorporate it into my art. Yep, I said it, art. Yes, I am a licensed, full-time and top producing Realtor, but I take every property that I list and I look at it as a unique specimen and try to showcase it as if it were something fit for the Smithsonian.
Yesterday’s inspiration started by looking at an online ad for Kaiser that had shiny gold font. I texted my graphic artist, Jenn, and asked her if we could use a gold font that would look metallic in print. She said that could be difficult for the materials that I needed. Then magically, I was scrolling down my Facebook feed and saw this “Thank You Fans” post from the Oakland Athletics and I screenshot it. I emailed Jenn and said, this is the inspiration! I requested that the word Rockridge be in bold with an image behind it.
My girl Jenn did some mind reading and I gave input and voila!…
For the image behind “Rockridge” Jenn took a screenshot from the Red Oak Rockridge video:
With all of the all of the template marketing and over used adjectives out there, what will make your home stand out? Truly, you never know what draws someone in.