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Top 2 Mistakes Made by Real Estate Investors

Those who want to invest in real estate will have bumps in the road. This said, there are two common mistakes in real estate that happen time and time again. Why do they happen so often? Because people are not realizing they are making mistakes. So, to  help real estate investors, here are the top […]

Selling Your Own Walnut Creek Home is A Mistake

If you’re thinking about selling your own home, think again.  Sure, you’re going to save yourself money but you may end up with more of a financial headache in the end, if not short changing yourself.  Below are three reasons you don’t want to sell your own home in the current market. 1. More money […]

Why Buying in Walnut Creek, CA During 2017 Is A Great Idea!

I always hear about why selling a home is a good idea via various real estate press outlets at the end of every year. Well, this year things have changed and the trend in 2017, specifically within Walnut Creek, California, is to buy during 2017. Yes, the market is going to be strong enough that […]

Realtor Sam Benson Announces Transition from Walnut Creek to San Francisco!

Real Estate expert Sam Benson is diving into the thriving San Francisco market as he joins ENGEL & VÖLKERS • San Francisco. Sam Benson is known for his real estate brand in the greater East Bay area of San Francisco and Walnut Creek. Now, Benson is taking on a new role as he starts to […]

San Francisco East Bay Election Influence

The East Bay area of San Francisco has really been watching the polls, not just for who our next elected officials will be, but because of how the elections will impact the local housing market. It’s an ugly subject but one that is really being covered and analyzed right now.  To quote the San Francisco […]

3 Walnut Creek Real Estate Trends in 2017

2017 is almost here. Each year, around this time, people in the real estate profession start to predict what the big trends will be for the upcoming year. At Sam Benson Realty, we don’t bank on trends because…well, they’re trends. What we do look forward to are pivots in business and within the market. Below […]

Holiday Season Home Buying

The last quarter of every year always seems to have a uptick in home buying. Why? Well, there are many reasons. Some people say it is the holiday spirit while others truly believe it is the quarter to make final financial commitments for the year. Either way, there is an upswing in the home buying […]

5 DIY Tips for Staging Homes in Walnut Creek

According to, 94% of homes staged by staging professionals sold in an average of 29 days or less compared to the average 145 for un-staged homes.  At Sam Benson Realty, we agree that staging a home in the greater Walnut Creek area not only helps your home sell faster, but it increases the chances […]

3 “Right Now” Tips for Homebuying

Real estate changes as different financial and employment trends change.  As we head into the 4th quarter of 2016, there are a few tips that should be important to buyers. I call them the “Right Now” tips as they apply to the buying segment of the real estate market now. So, what are they? 1. […]

Appraisers Wanted… Nationally

If you read the real estate news, you already know that as of today- we have a shortage of real estate appraisers on a national level. This is a big deal in our industry because without appraiser, the price of getting someone to view a home not only goes up, but the time for him […]

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