Pleasanton is about 40 miles east of San Francisco, California, and boasts a population of about 80,000 residents within a 24-square-mile footprint. The United States Census Bureau ranked it as the wealthiest mid-size city in the country. Residents of Pleasanton luxury homes bask in the temperate climate, which ranges from average winter lows of 37 degrees to average summer highs of 89 degrees. They don’t experience the bone-chilling cold and fog of San Francisco or Oakland, nor are they bothered by the typical 100-plus summer temperature of Los Angeles.
The city is winning with its real estate market and industry, as many companies have their headquarters here. Safeway, Roche Molecular Diagnostics, and Workday are just a few. Kaiser Permanente and Oracle are among the area's major employers.
The median list price of homes in the Pleasanton real estate market is $485,000, down from $1,200,000 just one year earlier. Despite the assumption that this is a buyer's market based on the price drop alone, California has experienced a considerable surge in median home prices during the COVID-19 pandemic, with no end in sight. Take advantage of this wave by staging your home so that buyers can see themselves as its new owners. Here are a few tips and tricks to enhance your space and get your home ready for listing!
Get rid of clutter
Let’s face it: very few homes look like those you see in the pages of Architectural Digest. Houses are meant to be lived in, and most people take pride in keeping their homes as tidy as time and energy allow. However, tidiness doesn’t always translate to presentability. If you think that means leaving three coffee table books in a living space surrounded by unnecessary furniture and clutter, think again. Buyers need to see as much of each room as possible, which means getting rid of the clutter, whether from knick-knacks and family photos or piles of magazines and extra furniture.
Make the house a neutral space
Highlight your home office space
There's been a considerable shift in the workplace and classroom in the last two years, where employees and students do their work remotely. While not every home has a dedicated room to act as a home office for each family member, setting aside any available space is a definite must-do in today’s market. You can even install a tiny home on your property as the family home office and studio space — doing so would entice buyers because of the extraordinary effort and the relative privacy it affords. If you’re short on space, displaying a small desk area in the family room, living room, or even at a farmer’s table in the dining room will convey that home office space is feasible.
Add unique storage options
Skip to the ‘loo
Sarina Dhanoa has 15 years of experience buying and selling Pleasanton real estate. As a top-producing agent in the East Bay Area, Sarina offers unparalleled service when helping you find your dream home in California! Contact her today to get started!