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Thursday, July 14, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne

Tips For Setting Up A Productive and Comfortable Home Office | Langhorne Group

Home offices are becoming increasingly popular, as technology makes it easier to work from anywhere. If you're one of the many people working from home, congratulations! You've probably already discovered that there are a lot of perks to this way of life. However, many find their homes are not set up to be effective office spaces.
As the pandemic accelerated the trend of working from home, it has many advantages, including the ability to create a flexible schedule, avoid commuting, and work in a comfortable environment. On the other hand, some challenges come with working from homes, such as distractions from family and pets, loneliness, and a lack of separation between work and personal life. Despite these challenges, working from home can be an excellent option for many people. With a little bit of planning and effort, it is possible to create a productive and enjoyable work-from-home setup. Upgrade your home and make it more conducive to work.

Here are a few tips to help you s. ...

Tuesday, July 5, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne

Why You Need a Real Estate Professional When Pricing Your House | Langhorne Group

How confident are you in pricing your house? If you're like most homeowners, you probably think that pricing your home is easy. You just put a number out there and wait for someone to snatch it up, right? However, have you considered the consequences of overestimating or underestimating the value of your home? Many people believe that they can do it themselves, but this often leads to disaster. How about working with a pro? Here are a few reasons why working with a real estate professional is essential when selling your house.
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The value of homes in your area
You need to know the prices of comparable homes in your area. A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is a report prepared by a real estate agent that provides details of similar properties that have recently sold or are currently on the market. This information helps determine a fair asking price for your home. 
You might think that your home is worth more because it has certain features that other homes in th. ...

Monday, June 27, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne

How Can Compass Concierge Increase Your Home Sale Traffic | Langhorne Group

When you're selling your home, it's essential to get as much traffic as possible. The more people who come through your home, the more likely you will find a buyer. 
Driving traffic to a home sale means attracting potential buyers to the property. This can be done in many ways, and the goal is to generate interest in the property so buyers will want to schedule a showing and submit an offer. In most cases, an effective way of driving traffic is by working with a real estate agent. A good agent will have a network of potential buyers and know how to market your home to them. They may also hold open houses or host showings, and before putting your home on the market, they will offer you services that can improve, maximize your home's worth, and sell it quickly. While it does cost money to hire an agent, the increase in traffic is often worth the investment.
Two key things drive home prices up when it comes to real estate: driving traffic and getting offers. The more traffic a pr! ...

Wednesday, June 22, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne

3 Reasons You Should Sell Your Santa Barbara Vacation Home Now | Langhorne Group

Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to own a vacation home. With its mild weather and stunning scenery, it's no wonder that so many people are drawn to this part of California, including the celebrities and royals. The city's close proximity to Los Angeles makes it a convenient getaway for Hollywood stars and for its relaxed lifestyle and small-town charm, which can be their welcome respite from their fast-paced world.
Ultimately, it is no surprise that many people have chosen to make Santa Barbara their second home.

But in today's market, have you wondered if it is the right time to sell the one you own? 

Here are three reasons why you should do it now. 

The current market is ideal for sellers. 
Santa Barbara's real estate market is currently hot, making it an excellent time for sellers. The median home price in the area has been on the rise for the past few years, and competition among buyers is driving prices even higher. In addition, the number of homes o. ...

Friday, June 10, 2022   /   by Sofie Langhorne

Why Neighborhoods Matter (And How We Help You Navigate Them) | Langhorne Group

Neighborhoods are an essential part of our lives. Where you live can significantly impact your quality of life, from mental and physical health to education and economic opportunities. It's important to know what to look for and how to navigate the process of moving there. 
It is one of the most important considerations for homebuyers. A good neighborhood can provide a sense of community, ample opportunities for socializing and recreation, and a safe environment for raising children. On the other hand, a bad neighborhood can be stressful and dangerous, with high crime rates and little sense of community. When considering a new home, it's essential to take the time to research the surrounding neighborhood. Understanding the area's demographics, community resources, and the average commute can help narrow the search. Talk to current residents, explore the area, pay attention to important factors like crime rates and school quality, and connect with local experts who can help you . ...
Sofie Langhorne
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Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. License Number 01991628. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. If your property is currently listed for sale this is not a solicitation.
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