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How NOT to Ruin a Sale

Over the past 20 years, we’ve worked with countless sellers in the Palm Springs area, at The Paul Kaplan Group. The sale of your home relies on a number of factors, and we understand it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. Don’t let these traps sabotage the sale of your home. 

We’re here as a resource for this potentially stressful transaction to be a smooth sail from listing to closing.

Mistake #1 - Not knowing the local market

Knowing how much homes in your neighborhood have sold for gives you a good idea of how much you should list your home for. Overpricing can leave your home on the market for longer than anticipated, putting things on hold. We keep track of the neighborhood

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Smart home devices to consider for your Palm Springs Home.

As technology continues to advance, it is now easier than ever to integrate it into your Palm Springs (or other) home. Installing smart devices can even increase your home’s value. 

According to the 2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey, there is a huge increase of smart products, especially at home. The survey asked potential home buyers what smart products they would prefer to have pre-installed.

• 77% said smart thermostats 

• 75% said smart fire detectors 

• 70% said smart carbon monoxide detectors 

• 66% said smart cameras

• 63% said smart lock

• 63% said smart lighting system 

 Choose your smart assistant 

Alexa - Echo Dot, Echo & Echo

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Palm Springs Real Estate market update - April 2018

April was a busy month in Palm Springs and for The Paul Kaplan Group.  Our company closed escrow on approximately 50 homes.  The following is a 30-day Analysis of the Palm Springs Real Estate Market, with numbers provided by our local Board of Realtors, PSRAR.

Palm Springs has been the Coachella Valley's price leader for some time.  The median price is for single family homes is 9.3% above the all-time high made in 2006.  It is the only city in the Coachella Valley to surpass its 2006 high, for single family homes.  For detached homes, prices have recovered the best from the 2006, in Palm Springs, as compared to other cities in the valley.

 

Sales slowed over the past three months

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123 W CAMINO CARMELITA, Palm Springs, California

Looking for a Palm Springs home with unique build with unparalleled craftsmanship? Lets have a round of applause for concrete floors and clean lines at every turn! 123 Camino Carmelita is a stunner, which fits seamlessly with it's historic neighbors, while remaining a one of a kind. Situated in the prestigious "Mesa" is this impressive home, encouraging a simple, yet refined, way to live! All 3 bedrooms offer the ease of en-suite living. Lush private gardens, pool, spa, and mountain views remain visible day or night. The home has an open flow with walls of windows and sliders that perfectly frame the drama of our stunning mountains. This is just the kind of space we love so much and live

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Listing: 999 East VIA ESCUELA

Palm Springs, California, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group. 

$468,000
3 Beds 2 Baths

Property Details

999 E VIA ESCUELA, Palm Springs, California 92262 - We go weak in the knees over a home with striking curb appeal, a huge backyard, and unobstructed mountain views every single time! . This home holds Oohs and Aahs at every turn. High ceilings in your living room flow right out to the custom covered patio area, built to blend with the existing architecture. You'll enjoy a modern kitchen with updated cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, plus quartz counter tops & waterfall edge. A breakfast bar completes the picture for ease of entertaining.

The owner's suite is spacious

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Wow Potential Buyers

Not only is selling your home a daunting task but preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. However, we've learned over the years from selling homes in the Palm Springs area, that there are little changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! 

Here are a few that you should do right now.

1. Start on the street

An approachable home can make all the difference! A few things to consider doing at a street level: wash the entire exterior, touch up any paint that has weathered over time, remove any overgrown plants and weeds, mow the lawn, and consider adding hardware such as a door knocker or updated numbers to really add that extra “oomph.”

2. Turn to

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Just what is Coachella?  Coachella has grown to be one of the world's most-loved festivals, which attracts over 200,000 people to the Palm Springs area.  Headliners for this year's festival include The Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem, who will perform both weekends on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Other performers include SZA and St. Vincent (Friday), Haim and Post Malone (Saturday) and Portugal. the Man and Cardi B (Sunday). A full schedule can be found on Coachella's website.

Here's a summary of what Wikipedia says: 

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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 The annual music and arts festival is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, about 30 minutes from Palm Springs, and showcases popular and established

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Spring Break in Palm Springs has been legendary since the 1960's-  Palm Springs had been a spring break destination for decades, like a Daytona Beach or Cancun for college kids on the West Coast.  Party goers from all over Southern California flocked to the desert, for the  festivities, drinking, dancing, and the proverbial cruising down Palm Canyon Drive in convertables, motorcycles and the backs of trucks, while others wondered the sidewalks in swim suits armed with squirt guns and water balloons.  It was the destination for fun in the sun.

However, things came to a climax in 1986 when the partying got out of hand: a spring break riot erupted that changed Palm Springs.

The Desert Sun reported the history of the riot and released a video that

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Paul Kaplan Group is a Proud Sponsor of the Herbert Burns Weekend

The Paul Kaplan Group is a longstanding advocate of Historic Preservation.  We're proud to sponsor the Herbert Burns Weekend, presented by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.  March 23-24, 2018.

Herbert Burns Weekend will recognize one of Palm Springs′ most important modernist architectural designers. The weekend includes an informative lecture, a tour, a closing cocktail reception, and publication of a PSPF tribute journal, The Design of Herbert W. Burns, authored by PSPF board member Steven Keylon. The journal represents the most comprehensive and scholarly overview of Herbert Burns' career to date, and includes hitherto unseen archival material from the Burns

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Palm Springs has become a foodie's destination!

We're thrilled at The Paul Kaplan Group to see so much buzz around the Palm Springs restaurant scene.

LA Eater recently published their 17 Essential Palm Springs Restaurants, Winter 2018, both brand-spanking new venues and longstanding favorites, by Lizbeth Scordo. Updated Jan 18, 2018, 1:58pm PST.  Although not a complete list, they highlight some of our favorites in Palm Springs.


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