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5 Home Staging Tips to Avoid

When selling your home, there are a few things you want to do. Staging your home to look like a model home is  a big step. It takes the personal touches out of the property to let potential buyers better envision themselves in the home. This said, there are a few staging tips that can […]

Golfing Walnut Creek

This week I am paying special attention to the quality of life level in Walnut Creek. Many seniors stay in Walnut Creek, but simply rightsize their housing situation to a smaller, more practical home with less upkeep- usually a townhouse or a condo. And besides the amazing food and even more amazing views that our […]

Walnut Creek & Seniors

It is no secret that I specialize in helping senior citizens rightsize their homes. But, what about Walnut Creek makes senior living so desirable. Well, there are many benefits to living n Walnut Creek, and the surrounding areas, that truly benefit a variety of generations. What is more enchanting about our city, when it comes […]

The Most Surprising Walnut Creek Real Estate Tip

People looking to buy or sell Walnut Creek real estate may be surprised to learn that Starbucks can increase a home’s value. Yes, the close you are to a Starbucks may determine how much you pay for a house or how much profit you gain when selling your home. It’s called The Starbucks Effect. The basic […]

3 Downsizing Design Tips

In Walnut Creek, we have a lot of seniors who look to downsize the family home to rightsize their present lifestyles. Well, regardless if a senior is rightsizing into a condo, townhouse, smaller home, or assisted care community, the smaller space can take a minute to adjust to. Below are 3 downsizing design tips to […]

Biggest Summer Real Estate Trend

There are many articles right now about the trends in real estate, but the biggest one has to do with cities like Walnut Creek. That’s right, second-tier cities (as they are called) are cities near main hubs (like our city to San Francisco). These cities are benefiting simply from lower costs of living, the increasing ease […]

Property Management (BPM)

Benson Property Management (BPM) is now officially servicing the greater Contra Costa County. BPM provides professional property management services to both seasoned investors and individual owners. For Immediate Release: Benson Property Management is now operating in San Francisco’s most popular suburbs, Walnut Creek and Contra Costa County.  The company, owned and operated by Real Estate […]

A Common Real Estate Lie

Here is a common real estate lie; you should overprice your home when listing it. Hmm. How many times have you played price compare on something small, like a new TV or computer? You usually have a list of wants and needs when thinking about buying something minor and you usually look around to see […]

Home Selling Myths

For whatever reason, there are many myths associated with selling one’s home. I recently learned of this after I was speaking with a couple who wanted to, and needed to, sell their home. The couple was completely freaked out about the process because of the myths that they had heard. After some digging, I discovered […]

The # 1 Reason to Buy A Condo

There are many reasons why you should buy a condo, just like there are many reasons one should invest in their own home. When clients come to me seeking to buy a condo, they usually are concerned about actual property. There seems to be confusion as to why the condo investment is a good investment. […]

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Sam Benson’s expertise as a real estate broker, mortgage banking executive, residential developer and investor gives him a unique and comprehensive understanding of the entire process. Buyers, sellers and investors depend on his blend of knowledge, creativity, and experience.
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