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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 […]

Investors Seeking Real Estate

If you follow the stock market, there is big news today. Apple, Starbucks and other companies are not seeing the “charge” in their stock today as it seems investors are now looking even more so at property than stock when it comes to placing their cold, hard cash.  And, as if investing in hard property […]

Location, Location – The ‘Why’ Behind This

Almost everyone has heard that in real estate “location, location, location” means everything. Well, this is very true, but do you know the reason(s) behind the popular sayings? Location is important to a home buyer for three very vital reasons. When buying a home, and even when selling a home, location is important to what […]

5 Quick Walnut Creek Home Buying Tips

You want to buy a home now, but you don’t want to do a bunch of research or see home after home. You need a place fast and you don’t want to sacrifice quality  or square footage quantity either. Well, here at Sam Benson Realty, we have the top 5 tips to help you quickly […]

Benson Property Management in East Bay, CA Shares Rental Story!

Regardless if you’re a senior looking to downsize and rent out your home or a senior considering his or her living lifestyle, Benson Property Management out of East Bay, California says thinking ahead is definitely a “to do”, so much so that owner Sam Benson has wrote an Op-ed piece. Benson’s recent piece was inspired […]

3 Mistakes That Will Not Sell Your Walnut Creek House

You’re looking to sell your home. It’s been on the market and – in an industry where inventory is low- you have not had any bites. Your real estate professional has the price where it is very competitive and appealing, so what is going on? Below are my top 3 reasons why homes are not […]

Home Prices Stagnate? Not So!

At the start of 2016, many real estate industry publications were stating that the price of housing was going to be stagnate for most of this year. Well, they don’t know the greater Contra Costa real estate market that well! The truth is, I’ve been seeing homes go way over asking price for the last […]

Helping the Contra Costa Rental Market

If you read my recent piece in Inman, you alredy know that seniors downsizing their homes helps the Contra Costa rental market. You can read my piece for Inman here: The key takeaways from my Inman piece are  that Rentals are often a better value than an apartment, Renting a home often frees up cash for both […]

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