Don't believe the hype around buying a fixer! Due to San Diego's high demand for homes, our fixer-upper properties are not selling for that much less than the move-in ready homes. Most of the time, it is actually more affordable to buy a home already remodeled, rather than putting up the capital yourself after purchase. Also, it's going to be easier for most San Diegans to increase your loan by $50K to buy that move-in ready home, versus a fixer and $70K+ paid out of pocket in order to do a similar remodel.
However, if you are still interested in a fixer, here's a good place to start: Click Here
Hire a designer, not a stager! While staging usually does pay for itself and typically helps homes sell much faster, the typical seller in today's market is still living in the home they wish to sell and it's a designer they need, not a stager. We like to hire our interior designer to go through the home and create a list of things that should to be changed, all while using the clients furniture already in home to 'stage'. This saves our clients money while still getting top dollar for their homes!
Having been raised in North County San Diego, Joseph has a great wealth of experience and knowledge of each community San Diego has to offer. Combined with being extremely hard working, having a great attention to detail, and having the ability to listen, Joseph’s clients receive an elite level of service. Entering Real Estate during the fall of the market in 2007 Joseph quickly realized he needed separate himself from the average agent, he saw that the real estate industry as a whole was lacking technology and modern marketing techniques, which led Joseph to create The Arendsen Group that has a philosophy to utilize technology and to always stay ahead of the industry. His proven modern day marketing system has caused each one of his listings to sell faster, and for more money than the competition. Joseph has been involved with almost every aspect of real estate, originally starting at Prudential California Real Estate and quickly being noticed as a top buyer’s agent, Joseph was recruited by The Endeavor Group where he continued his success with helping buyers, branching off in 2009 to join Chase Merritt a large real estate development & investment company, Joseph learned everything there is to know about investing in residential real estate all while being their listing agent for over 64 properties in San Diego. Whether it’s Buying, Selling, or Investing, Joseph can help!
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"We used Joseph Arendsen to help us locate a home. That turned out to be a great decision. Mr. Arendsen helped us to locate and buy the home, when the competition was stiff, and negotiated a good sales price. Throughout the process he was a strong advocate and we received many concessions from the seller that we did not expect. Mr. Arendsen was very knowledgeble and was able to recommend a good broker, inspectors, termite inspection, etc. We would not hesitate to use him again."