Santa Barbara Realtor Provides Not-So-Scary Real Estate Tips

Santa Barbara Realtor Provides Not-So-Scary Real Estate Tips

montecito homes for sale halloweenAs one of the top Santa Barbara realtors, Coldwell Banker’s Barbara Reaume knows that many clients believe that buying or selling a home is a scary experience. Home sellers worry about setting a price, staging their home, and negotiating with potential buyers. Home buyers are afraid of not being able to find the perfect home or paying too much. Families who relocate to Santa Barbara are concerned about finding a reputable real estate agent who can safely guide them through the process of settling down in their new hometown. Just like knowledge is power when it comes to dealing with creatures of the night, knowledge is also a powerful ally when it comes to buying or selling a home in Santa Barbara. To help you become more educated and less frightened, here are a few not-so-scary real estate tips:

  • Learn how to find a good real estate agent: It doesn’t matter whether you are buying or selling a home; it is always helpful to have a good real estate agent on your side. You want someone who will listen to you, offer an honest opinion, and work to achieve your maximum benefit in the transaction. Give yourself an edge when interviewing Santa Barbara realtors with a free copy of our “12 Questions To Ask Your Santa Barbara Realtor.”
  • Home Sellers: The most important part of the home sales process is getting a quality appraisal. Your real estate agent can help you find an appraiser who will give you an honest evaluation of your home’s worth, and will use this information to help you develop a pricing strategy. A home appraiser can advise you about areas of your home where a minor investment in an improvement or renovation could result in a substantial increase in price. Your agent will use this information when listing your home and provide you with house staging tips to take advantage of your home’s best assets.
  • Home Buyers: Your real estate agent is constantly looking for Montecito homes for sale that can meet your family’s needs. We can help you discover homes that have been listed in the past 24 hours, find short sales that might be of interest, or conduct a foreclosure search that might yield potential homes.

Whether you are selling your Montecito home, want to buy a home in Santa Barbara, are looking for the perfect haunted house, or want to learn more about luxury homes for sale in Santa Barbara, contact our Coldwell Banker real estate office and let us make the whole process less frightening for you.

About Barbara Reaume Barbara Reaume is a professional Santa Barbara realtor for Coldwell Banker, with over thirty years of experience. People who want to buy a home in Santa Barbara seek out her advice on buying a single family home, finding a condo, or purchasing land as an investment. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-610-5403 for more information or to request a quick quote.


Barbara Reaume

Barbara Reaume is a real estate expert working for Coldwell Banker Montecito. She started her career as a real estate agent in 1984 and offers over 3 decades of experience in real estate sales. Specialties include Montecito real estate, Santa Barbara real estate, Santa Barbara homes, real estate financing In Santa Barbara, Montecito relocation, Santa Barbara relocation, short sales and foreclosures. Do you have specific questions about buying or selling real estate in the Santa Barbara area? Ask to be setup on Barbara's email-based home search to get instant alerts on price reductions and new Santa Barbara homes for sale in the area. Contact Barbara Reaume by email (, phone (805-610-5403) to find out the value of your home, discuss your options.

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