Malibu Real Estate Blog

  • Cleaning to Sell

    BY Shen Schulz

    When getting your home ready to sell, spending some elbow grease cleaning can save you some money and make your home more attractive to buyers. Here are a few of the items to try. Cleaning Painted Walls When cleaning painted walls, start with a...

  • Quick Tips for Adding Resale Value

    BY Shen Schulz

    When you're in a hurry to sell, you need top dollar, try some of these tips: Have us evaluate your home. As real estate professionals, we know what sells and what doesn't and we can help you spend your money wisely to get the best return. Hav...

  • Choose the Right Paint

    BY Shen Schulz

    Whether you're preparing your home to move in, or preparing it to sell, choosing the right paint from the myriad choices available to day can be daunting. Paints come in up to six different finishes, so even if you've chosen the colors, you still hav...

  • Should I Sell As-Is?

    BY Shen Schulz

    As one of the most difficult decisions in real estate marketing, the idea of selling "as-is" (without making any repairs, renovations, or upgrades) appeals to homeowners needing to sell quickly or that are cash strapped. Can you do it? Yes. Sho...

  • Avoid Budget and Time-Busting Scope Creep

    BY Shen Schulz

    Whether you're remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Either can wreak havoc on your project, and both together can spell disaster....

  • What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

    BY Shen Schulz

    Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting ...

  • Three Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

    BY Shen Schulz

    In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are three: Fire Extinguishers If you don't have a fire extinguisher, you should get one. Ins...

  • Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

    BY Shen Schulz

    Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, homebuyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and hi...

  • 9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

    BY Shen Schulz

    No matter when you close on your new home, there's probably a holiday just around the corner giving you the perfect opportunity to host a party in your new digs. With Independence Day coming up, here are some ideas for celebrating your independence f...

  • Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

    BY Shen Schulz

    Okay, so it's not the Titanic. It's your new house and you can't seem to make your older furniture fit. Buying new furniture is out of the questions, so how do you make your round pegs fit into those square holes? Make a plan Literally … make...