Sometimes the perfect home is the one you thought you hated!

Sometimes the perfect home is the one you thought you hated!

Having a hard time finding and buying a home that you can afford? It might be time to consider one of the home’s you saw and thought you hated! 

Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak, eXp Realty, and I help people sell and buy homes right here in the East Bay. 

So what do I mean by, “Home you hated?” You probably recognize the term “fixer-upper”. It’s a house that needs a little work or maybe some updating, but has “good bones” and no major issues. Since move-in ready homes can be very hard to find and super competitive, especially if you’re on a budget . . . you need to broaden your perspective. Fixer-uppers can be a really great option if you’re looking to break into the housing market or want to stretch your budget further. According to NerdWallet: “Buying a fixer-upper can provide a path to homeownership for first-time home buyers or a way for repeat buyers to afford a larger home or a better neighborhood.”

Here’s a useful tip that can help you strategically narrow down your home search. First, make a list of all the features you want in a home. Once your list is written down, sort it into these categories:

Must-Haves – These are the basic features that a house MUST HAVE in order to be a good fit for you, your family, or lifestyle. Number of bedrooms, bathrooms, are there stairs? Nice-To-Haves – These are the features you’d love to have but it’s not a deal-breaker if the house doesn’t have it. Dream-To-Haves! – This is your dream feature list! These are NOT features that you need to be a good fit, but hey, if it’s in your budget, and it has all the Must-Haves, a lot of nice-to-haves, and one or some of these Dream Features… then you have definitely found a winner!

Once you sort your list, share it with me! I know the biggest issue with a fixer-upper is making sure that the level of work the home needs matches what you, your family, and your pocketbook can handle. So, we’ll dig into the inspections together and I’ll help you figure out if the house’s condition is acceptable and appropriate for you.

I’m Tanja Odzak, a seasoned East Bay expert with a 5-Star rating. I’ll help you navigate the market and make it happen, whether that’s selling or buying or both!

And if you’re selling, ask me about my home selling plans.. I took the pain out of negotiating with a Realtor and made it SUPER simple. Really! Choose Silver, Gold, or Platinum- Pick your Plan and Pick your Price. Terms do apply. I’m Tanja and I sell homes. Let’s get you going, Call me today!

I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit. 

Why not check out one of my no-obligation, online, On-Demand, virtual Real Estate Seminars?



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