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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: https://www.inman.com/2016/07/12/why-downsizing-helps-the-rental-market/ 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 […]

Moving in Walnut Creek, Tips

Moving isn’t easy and many people don’t want to hire professional movers because of privacy or financial concerns. Moving can get expensive and you have strangers all over your personal items. If you’re moving in Walnut Creek, know that our moving companies are pretty comprehensive and pleasant to work with. This said, I’ve put together […]

3 Home-Buying Mistakes

There are 3 common mistakes when people tend to make when purchasing their first home. Sometimes, these mistakes are carried through and are made when purchasing the second or third home, too.  While there are no across-the-board rules in real estate as different counties and states have different rules, and different people have different needs, […]

Benefits of Buying in Walnut Creek

There are many benefits when buying a home in Walnut Creek’s greater area. So many benefits that when my senior clientele downsize the family home, there are almost always multiple offers and it ends up selling above asking price! Walnut Creek is a desirable place to live, retire or even start a family. If you’re […]

Media Alert: Walnut Creek Real Estate Broker Sam Benson Takes on New Positions with CAR!

Sam Benson of Sam Benson Realty and Benson Property Management is pleased to announce his new roles with the California Association of Realtors (CAR). Benson was recently appointed to transition from a mentee to a sitting member for the organization’s Forum on Forms, Public Policy Forum, Transaction & Regulatory committee, and Standard Forms Advisory committee. […]

Telling Family “It’s For Sale” in Walnut Creek

Downsizing the family home isn’t always the easiest – for the family. While seniors know that too much space and a yard can be a bad thing and that a more upgraded condo or townhouse – even AL community- is more financially and lifestyle sound, their adult children and family members may have a hard […]

3 Ways to Sell Your Home Fast

I was recently asked how to price a home to sell it quickly. I am asked this question all the time, but when I was asked recently – there was a different tone. The investor didn’t care about market value or upgrades- he wanted to flip the home. So, what do you do to help […]

Sam Benson Sells Eichler Home $35k Above Asking Price!

Walnut Creek Real Estate Broker, Sam Benson, recently sold a Rancho San Miguel Eichler home for $35k above its $890,000 asking price. The Eichler home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is situated close to local shopping and public transportation. Photos of the home can be viewed here: http://239losbanosave.com/ “I knew this home was going […]

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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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