Real Estate Tidbits

Real Estate Tidbits Should We Rely on Zestimate’s? 🏡 What is the first thing you do when you want to know what your home is worth? If you said check online using Zillow, Redfin, or other automated estimates, that’s what most homeowners do! 👩🏻‍💻 👨‍💻 🧑🏿‍💻 I’m sure you wonder deep down if those valuations are reliable, and for good reason. 🤔 There […]
Real Estate Tidbits Top tips to increase your home value! Overwhelmed at the thought of preparing your home for sale and wondering “Where do I start?” How do you increase your home value? Perhaps you’re thinking you will get top dollar in this hot market without lifting a finger? 💰 🏡 The right home preparation will always yield the best results no matter what type […]
Real Estate Tidbits 7 Tips to Increase Your Credit Score!   🤔 Why should you care about your credit score? The higher your credit score, the better your odds of getting a loan and the lower the interest rate on that loan! 😃 Even a few points upward in your credit score can make a significant difference! 🎯 But why does a lower interest rate […]
Real Estate Tidbits Before & After Home Transformation Prior to Listing! We get so much solicitation with great promises to sell homes for all cash without any hassle 🏡. Since I live and breathe real estate, I immediately recognize what is truly the real deal and I am here to tell you this: your home is not a one size fits all and your biggest investment […]
Real Estate Tidbits More solutions to selling your home right now!   Are you thinking about selling but you’re worried you won’t be able to find a replacement home?  This is a completely valid concern given our current market conditions.  But don’t worry, there are solutions!  In this third video of the series, I talk about another potential solution which is a rent-back. Reach out to […]
Real Estate Tidbits Will Your Home Pass The Test to Sell for Top Dollar? Can you sell your home for top dollar right now (and not just quickly!) or do you need to do a few things to make sure you get the highest amount on your investment? Take the test to find out by watching this video!  Curb Appeal The 3 D’s: Declutter, Depersonalize & Deep Clean The […]
Real Estate Tidbits Nervous About Selling Your Home? Nervous about selling your home here in Coastal San Diego because you’re not sure where to start? Perhaps you are worried you will have nowhere to go? There are many solutions and strategies to get top dollar and also to finding a replacement home, even with limited inventory! Watch the video below to find out […]
Real Estate Tidbits The #1 Seller Mistake Even in a Hot Market!   We are in the hottest seller’s market which means homes should sell themselves for top dollar, right? Believe it or not, many sellers are unknowingly selling for less than top dollar right now, while others are reducing their prices in this market. It’s because they are making the #1 seller mistake in a hot […]
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Market News Is now really a good time to sell your home? 🏡Is now really a good time to sell your home? How on earth are home prices going up during a pandemic, and why? Find out the answers in this week’s video update! 🎥  
Real Estate Tidbits 4 No-No’s When Applying For a Mortgage! 🏡 🏦  Over time, I have learned that there are specific things you should avoid doing once you decide to apply for a mortgage, otherwise you may very well hurt your chances at getting that new home!
Real Estate Tidbits 3 Home Buying No-No’s To Avoid! In my tidbit this week, I share with you 3 important No-No’s to avoid and how to plan around them as a home buyer!
Real Estate Tidbits Top 3 Tips to Increase Your Credit Score! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR®, B.Sc.Eng. 5/29/2020   Why is it important to increase your credit score? A high credit score means a better interest rate when it comes to applying for a mortgage loan. And a better interest rate means you pay less every single month to own your home! There are several factors that […]
Real Estate Tidbits Should You Buy A House Sight Unseen? By Caroline Abkar, Realtor, B.Sc.Eng. 5/20/2020   It used to be that buying a house sight unseen was mainly for out of area buyers who needed to get their hands on a home but didn’t have the ability to be present on site on time. Now, with COVID-19 changing our interactions and the way we […]
Real Estate Tidbits Top 3 Things To Look For in a Realtor! By Caroline Abkar, Realtor 5/12/2020 👩🏻‍💻👨‍💻👩🏽‍💻🧑🏿‍💻👨‍💻🎥 There is one thing you can do right now if a move is in your future, and that is leveraging video calls to interview and identify your dream team, including your Realtor & lender! In this video, I share the 3 very important things to look for in a Realtor! […]
Real Estate Tidbits The Best Answer to ‘What Is My Home Worth?’ By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR 3/1/2020   ‘What Is My Home Worth’? Ah, the million dollar question. Today, I’m give you tidbits to figure out what your home is worth. The classic thing that everybody does is go on Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, to see what their home is worth. And while that’s a good starting point, […]
Real Estate Tidbits Can You Cancel Escrow As a Buyer or Seller? Are you wondering if you can cancel the contract once you are in escrow on the purchase or sales of a home? Watch your tidbit of the week to find out! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR 2/11/2020   About the author: Caroline Abkar is an established San Diego Realtor and Bay Park resident who is absolutely […]
Real Estate Tidbits Should You Remodel or Move? By Caroline Abkar, Realtor | January 14th, 2020 Are you wondering if you should remodel your existing home or sell it and buy something new instead? I made this video to help you answer just whether you should remodel your home or move. It is chock full of all the information you need to consider […]
Real Estate Tidbits Before you dig on your property, call 811 / Digalert! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR | December 12th, 2019 Are you about to begin a house project that requires digging? Did you know that you can call 811 or go to to submit your request for a free service where utility operators will be sent out to mark the locations where you have utility lines […]
Real Estate Tidbits Selling to an iBuyer ? Here’s What You Need To Know! By Caroline Abkar, REALTOR | October 8th, 2019     You may have heard the news and seen their ads everywhere. What an iBuyer is, is a company that will offer to buy your property very quickly, all cash, with an online offer, sight unseen. Think Zillow Offers, Redfin Now, Offerpad, Opendoor. These are all […]
Market News The Best Time To Buy A House Is Now: Top 5 tips to get a deal! By Caroline Abkar, Realtor  –  9/23/2019       Buyers always ask me: when is the best time to buy a house? Turns out, crunched numbers to figure out exactly when the best time to buy a house for 2019 is and it is… right now, right this week! Statistics show that there will […]