Selling Your Home – Make A Drive-By A Must Buy!

San Diego Real Estate investing suggestions tend to be a bit vague, like “invest in the right location,” or “make sure the numbers work.” Actually, points like these are fundamental principles to remember. However, since they have been well represented in other articles, I desire to share a few more specific guidelines with you.

Get educated. Knowledge is power. Knowledge gives you a feeling of control. Read. real estate people have freebie evenings. Go to a few and pick through what is truth.

Also small touches like buying a few blooms or small trees in pots by the front door will make a big difference. One easy thing to do is to make sure that all your pathways have a straight edge and that the lawn is cut short.

Utilities? – If one lives in a healthy real estate market, they should have no problem making the tenant pay utilities. In fact, this can give the property owner an advantage when marketing their properties because the marketed rent will be less than comparable properties up for rent. In the potential tenant isn’t saving any money (they’ll pay a lower rent, but also utilities), but that initial low rent will stick in their mind.

Make your appointments to call with other people on your team or in your office. Most of us would never let another person down on an appointment to make calls like we would if we scheduled it only for ourselves. In addition to this accountability, you can feed off of each other’s energy and make the call session fun – yes, we said fun. It seems so simple and it is.

Then there’s the tax benefits. Every year when you file your tax returns for the money the Government has been holding for you, you can write off your house. Not the whole house of course, but things like mortgage interest and real estate taxes. There are write offs for making your home more energy efficient. First time home buyer write offs. In fact,this year, 2009, the Government will even give you $8000 to buy a house.

If you want to stay in the West you have Malibu, Topanga and Chatsworth, the first two a bit more pricy but also choice horse areas. Simi Valley, Valencia and Canyon Country are just outside Los Angeles on Interstate 5 and have much more land to offer (but with a much longer drive into the city). You can contact local realty companies that specialize in horse properties, or do an horse/equine property search online for the city you’re interested in. Most realtors that work this niche are horse lovers.