Homes are selling in Prescott Arizona and we can help your property stand out from the rest!

Selling your homeFrom long distance views north from Granite Mountain to the San Francisco Peaks and magnificent ponderosa pine-framed views with privacy amongst majestic boulders and mature trees all located in the desirable communities, the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group represents clients selling their home or land across the pricing spectrum.

We know what it takes to sell your home or property quickly at the highest possible value by developing marketing strategies that closely fit your unique property to the buyers in this market. We present your property in a way that creates the motivation necessary to get you top dollar offers quickly.

As the overall team leader, Kathleen Yamauchi spearheads the management, marketing efforts, and general direction of her team. Because our in-house marketing team utilizes the very latest real estate advertising technology, and because we employ the services of a professional real estate photographer, your property listing will stand out from the rest. We craft and position the message of your property above all of the other noise in this market and the above chart if proof that we deliver what we promise.

There is still time to sell your home or land in Prescott and even though the holidays are on the way from our experience there are motivated, off-season buyers ready to make a purchase.

Click here to contact the Kathleen Yamuachi Real Estate Group to learn more about how our real estate marketing technology can get the highest possible value for your home today.

 

Home improvements beyond the kitchen and bath that can increase the value too!

Backyard deckWhen we think of increasing a home’s value we often think of a complete kitchen or bath remodel. However, there are other updates that you can do to increase your home’s value. Best of all,  the results are a low maintenance, energy efficient home with additional living space. This can all be done without shattering your budget.

Front door replacement

Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. Exterior doors over time can lose their visual appeal and worse yet they can be a huge energy loss. Replacing the old front door not with energy-efficient, low-maintenance doors kicks up the first impression appeal to buyers.

Garage door replacement

A new garage door also offers a boost to your curb appeal and of course we take for granted that it will always operate as expected until that rainy day when it fails to open. Don’t wait too long to replace it.

Deck or Patio Addition

Looking for an opportunity to expand living space?  Adding a deck or patio is an easy way to expand your living space at a fraction of the cost of adding a new addition.

The "New" Outdoor Living Room

Whether a front porch, back deck or a ramada – creating outdoor living areas, even kitchens, is very attractive to buyers. A large indoor/outdoor carpet anchoring whetherproof furniture is a good start, and be sure to add colorful pots and cushions to best accent your house colors. Artificial long "grass" is a good choice to fill planters as it will add a bright green color and waive in the wind year around. The local Hobby Lobby has great iron artwork for deck walls and is nearly impervious to weather conditions.

If you would like to learn more about increasing your homes value, click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group or call (928)771-1111 today!
 

The holidays are on the way, should you remove your home from the market?

Roaring fireAs the holidays approach I’m reminded of the calls that I often receive this time of year from Sellers wondering if they should remove their home from the market during the holidays.

Although you would think that leaving a home on the market during the holidays would be a bad real estate choice as these are considered “Off Season” times to buy, Off-season buyers who take time out of there busy holiday schedule and brave the cold are most likely very motivated buyers.

With many sellers holding out for Spring, keeping your home on the market will provide you with less competition.

You can also capitalize on the season by making your home feel cozy during the showing. The roar of a fire and the scent of a fresh apple pie in the oven may entice buyers more than the view from the deck. By the way did you know that emotion plays a big role in which home a buyer selects?

At the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group we have been providing our clients with proven advice on the real estate market and we have a team of real estate professionals who have an in depth amount of knowledge of the Prescott AZ real estate industry.

Do you have questions about keeping your home on the market? If so, contact us and experience services and results that you will not get from an individual real estate agent or simple real estate partnership.

Click here to contact us to talk further about selling your home for the holidays or call (928)771-1111 today!

 

Introducing Residential & Commercial Realtor Sheila Mengarelli

Prescott Realtor Sheila MengarelliIf you want something done, give it to a busy person and that’s where Sheila Mengarelli of the Kathleen Yamauchi Real estate Group comes in. Assisting me with residential listings to working with our home buyers, Sheila also handles our commercial real estate clients.

An active mother to nine, Sheila is a master juggler all the while appearing to effortlessly manage an incredibly busy schedule at work as well as home. Sheila and her husband, Greg are operators of United Christian Youth Camp and have been doing so for 22 years. Having seen kids from various backgrounds, they have opened their home to many.

Six years ago they accepted the fostering of two sibling who are still calling the Mengarelli house, home and last year, the agreed to foster two girls for five days. To date the girls are also still with them. With four children of their own and the additional 5 fosters, they juggle their careers, family and a very active social life.

Sheila’s effusive personality and can-do attitude will enable you to relax and leave the details to her when purchasing residential or commercial real estate. With over 11 years of experience in the real estate market, Sheila serves the areas of Chino Valley, Dewey, Prescott and Prescott Valley.

With price ranges from $43k to $1.2 million, Sheila serves clients looking for 600 square foot $100,000 bungalows to expansive multi-million dollar estates.

At the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group your goals and needs are our first and only priorities regardless of price point. Drawing from our specific strengths and unique real estate training, we provide our clients with services and results that you will not get from a single real estate agent, or simple real estate partnership. Our full-service, boutique real estate service includes all of our exclusive services at the same price as hiring a single agent and another brokerage.

Click here to contact Sheila Megarelli and experience a can-do experience like no other!
 

Prescott Arizona is known as “Everybodys Hometown”

Prescott's Western FoklorePrescott Arizona is rich with historic heritage as well as beautiful neighborhoods to call home. Located 96 miles northwest of Phoenix in the Bradshaw Mountains and at an elevation of 5,400 feet it is an ideal place to live.

Prescott has been dubbed “Everybody’s Hometown.” Due to the fact that most who come to Prescott  find something here that reminds them of where they grew up, “Everybody’s Hometown” seems most fitting.

Prescott also has a place in western folklore with the fact that Virgil Earp, Wyatt Earp’s older brother lived in Prescott in 1879 and told him of the boom town in Tombstone, Arizona. Tombstone prospered from about 1877-1890 through the mining of silver bullion. It is also rumored that Doc Holliday spent some time in Prescott just before heading to Tombstone. Teddy Roosevelt conscripted the original Roughriders from Prescott!

Downtown Prescott is a rich in historic heritage. Whiskey Row, dates back to 1864 and was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers.  Destroyed in the fire, but restored, today Whiskey Row stands as a monument to the past. From mining to the Indian wars of the late 1800’s, Prescott AZ was the very center of activity and commerce in the region.

Prescott has long been a top retirement destination. With The generally mild weather and a four-season climate, the annual snowfall of 24 inches, and annual rainfall of 19 inches.

Click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate for more information about Prescott Arizona and surrounding areas.
 

Monsoon Season in Prescott

Monsoon season is here in Prescott and it’s important to make sure to protect your home from water damage, in particular your roof.

Prescott’s monsoon season begins on June 15th and generally ends on September 30th. The peak of the storms are between mid-July and mid-August. About half of our rain in received during this time.

Protecting you home from water damage is a sure fire way to protect your investment. Water can spread quickly destroying carpeting, cabinets, furniture, hardwood floors, ceilings and walls and anything else in its path. Choosing the right roofing materials can mean all of the difference.

Common Roofing Materials in Prescott

  • Tile Roof – Tile roofing comes in a variety of colors making it easy to coordinate with your homes exterior and there are many profiles and styles to choose from. In addition they offer long term durability, curb appeal and they are environmentally friendly.
     
  • Metal Roof – A Metal Roof of course offers the benefit of longevity. Depending on the material used Metal Roofs can have a life expectancy of 40 to 70 years. Not only are they long lasting, they can also add curb appeal to your home.
     
  • Cool Roof – A cool roof is designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofing. Can you imagine not only reducing energy bills but also your carbon foot print. Cool Roof’s reduce power plant emissions which include carbon monoxide and nitrous oxides. Click here to read more about Cool Roofs at Energy.gov

The benefits of a new roof to protect your investment far outweighs the cost. Far beyond the expense is energy cost savings, increased home value but most importantly instant appeal to potential buyers!

After surviving the monsoons of Prescott and you’re ready to sell your home please consider contacting us. At the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group we utilize in-house marketing strategies that are second to none. Using the very latest real estate advertising technology and employing the services of a professional real estate photographer, your property listing will stand out from the rest. The bottom line is, we craft and position the message of your property above all of the other noise in this market.

Click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group or call (928)771-1111 to learn more.
 

Do you need an attorney to sell your home in Prescott, Arizona?

Selling your homeHiring a real estate attorney to sell your home is a requirement in a few states. With the exception of those few states you do not have to hire an attorney to assist you.

According to article 26 of the Arizona Constitution it specifically grants real estate agents the legal authority to fill out and complete any and all documentation pertaining to real estate transactions and they are recognized by the State of Arizona as an "Attorney in Fact" in matters pertaining to real estate.

Something else to keep in mind. The language in the Arizona Association of Realtor’s documents and forms has been constructed by attorneys to ensure that they comply with strict legal and ethical standards.

Of course you can hire an attorney to help with the financial documents associated with selling your home however, you may want to consider hiring a real estate agent to represent you as they have they are generally more knowledgeable of the Prescott area and market.

Real Estate agents not only have extensive experience in the real estate market, they also have access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). MLS is a dynamic and comprehensive listing service for relaying property information to REALTORS®. The MLS system allows a listing agent to market your property to potentially thousands of other subscriber REALTORS® which can expand the marketing of your home well beyond the realm of local buyers.

Marketing your home to just the right demographic for your home is essential and that’s where we come in. Drawing from our specific strengths and unique real estate training, we provide you with services and results that you will not get from a single real estate agent, or simple real estate partnership.

If you would like to learn more about selling your home in Prescott, click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group today.
 

Labor Day in Prescott, AZ

Labor Day Weekend in PrescottLabor Day is upon us and Prescott Arizona has many things to do over the holiday that includes an arts and crafts show, hiking, picnicing and more.

The Faire on the Square Arts & Crafts Show will be held in historic downtown Prescott September 3rd thru the 5th. With over 125 vendors we are sure that you will find this an enjoyable experience. While your downtown experience Whiskey Row as it has a large number of Saloons, art galleries and candy shops.

Whiskey Row. Whiskey row dates back to 1864 and was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers. Destroyed in the fire, but restored, today Whiskey Row stands as a monument to the past. From mining to the Indian wars of the late 1800’s, Prescott AZ was the very center of activity and commerce in the region.

Looking for an outdoor experience? Prescott offers an adventure around every corner as it borders three national forests, Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto. With nearly 450 miles of hiking trails in the 1.25 million acres of the Prescott National Forest, you may just wear out a pair of boots trying to hike them all.

After the Labor Day Weekend is over don’t forget about the Yavapai County Fair. From the 4H and FFA Exposition to Agriculture and Horticulture, the fair also includes Fine Arts and School Arts as well as Homemaking. There is something at the fari for the whole family to enjoy!

Once you’ve experienced Prescott we are sure that it will leave an indelible impression and the experience doesn’t have to end. Did you know that it’s one of the top 5 places to retire? With an abundance of historic homes from the turn of the century to modern architectural marvels tucked into a beautiful mountainside you can call Prescott home.

Once you’ve experienced the Labor Day Weekend in Prescott and you would like to learn more about making it your home, contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group to learn more today!
 

Utilizing a Professional Real Estate Photographer

Real Estate PhotographyAt the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group we employ the services of a professional real estate photographer. With that being said we know what you can do to help ensure that you get the best possible photos of your home for sale. After all pictures that represent the best features of your home can be the difference of thousands of dollars as well, it could mean the difference of whether your home even gets noticed at all.

In addition to vacuuming, dusting and general straightening up, below are tips to further prepare your home for a professional real estate photographer.

General

  • Make sure to open all of the blinds and drapes
  • Turn on all of the lights and replace burn out bulbs
  • Turn all ceiling fans off
  • De-personalize your home by removing family photos
  • Remove all Kleenex tissue boxes
  • Hide any remote controls you may have
  • Have your windows professionally cleaned

Kitchens

  • Make sure to remove counter clutter like bills, pen jar, phone wires
  • Put dishes, soap bottles, rags away
  • Remove everything from the outside surface of the fridge such as magnets, clips and notes
  • Remove oven handle towels
  • Put fidos dog bowl away

Bathrooms

  • Remove all personal items and clutter from countertops
  • Clean mirrors and shower doors
  • Remove little floor mats
  • Remove any towels from shower door
  • Remove the trash can

Exterior

  • Remove vehicles and trash/recycle cans from front of your home
  • Straighten and uncover outdoor furniture
  • Put cushions on outdoor furniture
  • Uncover the grill
  • Make sure to open patio umbrellas
  • Hide garden tools, hoses and childrens’ toys

By following the list above the photographs of you home will make it stand out and you may be able to sell your home for a higher price.

If you would like to learn more about how you can utilize a real estate photographer to get the most from your home, click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group today.