January 2018 Market Report for Calabasas and Hidden Hills

Calabasas January 2018

AVERAGE SALES/LIST PRICE – Calabasas
Average list price compared to average sold price of properties sold each month

 

PROPERTIES FOR SALE – Calabasas
Number of properties currently listed for sale by price range

 

PROPERTIES SOLD (UNITS) – Calabasas
Number of properties sold each month

 

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET SOLD – Calabasas
Average number of days it takes to sell a property

 

 

Hidden Hills January 2018

AVERAGE SALES/LIST PRICE – Hidden Hills
Average list price compared to average sold price of properties sold each month

 

PROPERTIES FOR SALE – Hidden Hills
Number of properties currently listed for sale by price range

 

PROPERTIES SOLD (UNITS) – Hidden Hills
Number of properties sold each month

 

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET SOLD – Hidden Hills
Average number of days it takes to sell a property

 

Contact The Shevins today for a consultation on anything
Calabasas and Hidden Hills real estate.

2018 Luxury Home Design Trends

It can be tough to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest home decor and design trends. That’s why, we’ve compiled this list of the four top interior design trends that you’ll notice in 2018. By being aware of these trends, you can figure out which home improvement projects you’d like to tackle this upcoming year.

Contemporary Floor Plans

Contemporary floor plans, which were all the rave in the 1960s, are sure to make a comeback in 2018. These floor plans feature clean lines, open spaces, and large windows that bring in plenty of natural light.

If you opt for this type of floor plan, you’ll find it easy to keep an eye on your children and entertain guests. In addition, you’ll enjoy a wonderful view of your outdoor landscape and the ability to create a connection between the inside and outside of your home.

Short-Term Rental Ready Homes

Thanks to Airbnb, VRBO, and other online marketplaces, you can rent out a room in your home or your entire home for a short period of time to people from across the country and world. 2018 will be the year that people take advantage of this trend and share their luxurious environments with others.

If you’re interested in renting out a room or your entire home, you should focus on transforming your space from personal to guest friendly. You can do so by removing personal items and adding a quality mattress topper, extra blankets and pillows, blackout drapes, a fan, air freshener and anything else that will allow your guests to feel comfortable and pampered.

White Flooring

Although it may be difficult to maintain, you’ll find white flooring everywhere in 2018. If you’re looking to brighten up your home, you should consider adding white tiles to your bathrooms and kitchen and white wood flooring to your family room, living room, and bedrooms. Since white flooring looks great with every color combination, you won’t have to change the colors in your home if you decide to follow this trend.

Geometric Patterns

In 2018, homeowners who are hoping to give their home a modern, yet vintage vibe will go for geometric patterns. If you’d like to try this trend out, you can find some wallpaper, throw pillows, or a rug with these types of patterns. In the event you love it and are ready commit, you should invest in a geometric kitchen backsplash or tiled floor.

Black and White Rooms

Vintage style rooms that were designed in solely black and white have been popular for quite some time and will likely be seen in 2018. If you’re searching for a timeless trend to follow, creating a black and white room is the way to go.

Whether you decide on a contemporary floor plan, set your home up for Airbnb, swap your current flooring for white flooring, add some geometric patterns to your space, design a room in black and white, you can give your home a fresh new look in 2018.

Contact The Shevins today for a consultation on anything
Calabasas and Hidden Hills real estate.

How to Choose a Listing Agent

With so many listing agents out there, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. By interviewing various listing agents in your area, you can find out who will go the extra mile with the sale of your home and who won’t. Here is a list of questions you should consider asking any listing agent you interview:

How much can you sell my home for?

If you’ve found that two listing agents state they can sell your home for $400,000 and a third one states $500,000, the third one is likely exaggerating in order to attract you. Opt for a listing agent who is realistic about sales price.

How much real estate did you sell last year?

Previous performance often indicates future results. That’s why, you should find out how much real estate each listing agent you interview sold last year. Refrain from hiring anyone who was not successful in the past.

What are your marketing strategies?

You’ll find that some listing agents put a great deal of time and energy into marketing homes while others make no or minimal effort to do so. By asking listing agents how they will market your home, you’ll get a better feel for how many eyes may get in front of it.

How do you track online listing activity?

Since your home will likely receive three times more traffic the first week it’s listed, you should select an agent that can track online activity and give you an update on the performance of your home. You could then use this information to alter your listing if necessary.

What is your method for following up with open house attendees?

Many listing agents arrange open houses to market homes. Ask the listing agents you interview whether they have a specific method for following up with open house attendees. They should be able to keep track of serious open house leads and collect valuable feedback about your home.

Do you have a specialty?

While some listing agents focus on starter homes and condos, others sell luxury homes. Try to figure out the specialty of each listing agent you interview so that you know whether their experience is valuable for your particular situation.

Do you consider yourself readily available?

If your listing agent is only available on certain days of the week because of another job or commitment, your home may not sell in a timely fashion. Ask listing agents about their availability and avoid hiring anyone who seems overly busy and won’t be able to be there for you when you need them.

What is your commission rate?

In most cases, the commission rate will be about 6% and split with the buyer’s agent. You may come across listing agents that offer to negotiate their commission. While it may be tempting to choose them, keep in mind you’re paying for a professional service and you should choose someone based on their experience and quality of work rather than their reduced commission rate.

Asking these questions to multiple listing agents will help you get the greatest possible return on your investment and locate the most qualified buyer.

Contact The Shevins today for a consultation on anything
Calabasas and Hidden Hills real estate.

November 2017 Hidden Hills Market Snapshot

AVERAGE SALES/LIST PRICE
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Average list price compared to average sold price of properties sold each month

 

PROPERTIES FOR SALE
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Number of properties currently listed for sale by price range

 

PROPERTIES SOLD (UNITS)
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Number of properties sold each month

 

% OF SALE PRICE TO LIST PRICE
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Average sale price of property as percentage of final list price

 

AVERAGE SALES PRICE PER SQFT
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Average Sales Price per SqFt for previous two years

 

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET SOLD
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Average number of days it takes to sell a property

 

LISTING INVENTORY AND NUMBER OF SALES
NOVEMBER 2017 | SINGLE/DETACHED HOMES
Monthly inventory of properties for sale along with number of sales

 

Contact The Shevins today for a consultation on anything
Calabasas and Hidden Hills real estate.

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